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Telenor’s legal notice through the eyes of int’l investment law
Telenor, the principal investor of Bangladesh’s leading mobile phone operator Grameen Phone, has served a legal notice to the President of Bangladesh seeking arbitration.
BTRC may face investment arbitration soon
With the serving of show-cause notices on Robi and Grameenphone as to why their licences will not be cancelled for not paying the so-called ‘dues’, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has come closer to facing investment lawsuits.
Foley Hoag represented Uruguay on the dispute
Uruguay has again defeated a claim by a foreign investor in arbitration proceedings before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, D.C.
MTS files USD 1.5 bln claim against Turkmenistan govt with ICSID
Russian and the CIS mobile operator MTS has announced that it has filed its statement of claim in the dispute with the state of Turkmenistan at the World Bank’s ICSID.
Swiss court ruling leaves ghost of Antrix-Devas to haunt India
India may have to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to Deutsche Telekom over the manner in which it cancelled a satellite communications contract in 2011.
Telefonica Mexico withdraws EUR 850 mln arbitration request - report
Telefonica Mexico has withdrawn its arbitration claim against the Mexican government in which it had requested compensation amounting to around EUR 850 million after reaching an agreement with the country.
Nafta negotiators wrap up telecom chapter, sources say
Key divides still remain on autos, agriculture, dispute panels. Freeland says she’ll take the time to ‘get a good deal’.
US weighs Nafta telecom proposal to end AT&T impasse
Trump’s negotiators had sought to pen in Mexican regulations. Mexico countered with trilateral plan to promote competition.
Telefonica files complaint to ICSID over Colombia fine
Telefonica has filed an arbitration complaint with the World Bank’s ICSID against the Colombian arbitration fine for breaching a government contract for mobile services.
India’s top court allows Vodafone to initiate second arbitration over $2 bln tax demand
India’s top court allowed Britain’s Vodafone to initiate a second arbitration process under an India-UK investment pact .
Mexico bristles at US proposal that would benefit AT&T in NAFTA
Mexico shot down a proposal by the United States to include provisions in the North America Free Trade Agreement that would benefit AT&T Inc, Mexico’s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said.
Orascom escalates €5B Algeria battle
A long-running battle between Naguib Sawiris’ Orascom and the Algerian authorities rumbled on, with the operator seeking an annulment of a recent decision on the case.
Would Vodafone comply with Delhi high court order?
The Delhi high court has passed an ex-parte order restraining Vodafone Group Plc. from proceeding with arbitration under the India-UK Bilateral Investment Protection Agreement (India-UK BIPA). However, it remains to be seen whether Vodafone would comply with this order of the court.
Foreign investors may take Korea’s mobile fee cut to ISD settlement
Foreign investors are making increasing inquiries about possible losses to their investment in South Korean telecom companies, three days before the carriers are to decide on whether to file a lawsuit against the government’s fee cut plan, industry sources said on Aug. 28.
Kuwait’s Agility files $380 mln telecoms arbitration case vs Iraq
Kuwaiti logistics conglomerate Agility to settle by arbitration a $380 million dispute with Iraq’s government .
Amidst political uncertainty, new updated secret documents on the “Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)” are leaked
The documents include the core text and annexes
TiSA - draft annex on telecommunications services (Nov 2016)
from November 2016 negotiating round
TiSA - non paper on telecommunications services (Nov 2016)
from November 2016 negotiating round
Axos Capital files €400m Kosovo lawsuit
ACP Axos Capital is suing the Kosovo government for €400m as a result of its failed bid to buy Kosovo Telecom.
New leaks confirm TiSA proposals that would undermine civil liberties
New leaked documents concerning the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) have been published.