Arbitration

ICSID Tribunal declines jurisdiction due to claimants’ failure to obtain environmental impact assessment in breach of local law

In a recent investment arbitration Award, in Cortec Mining v Kenya, an ICSID tribunal has declined jurisdiction over a claim brought by a trio of mining companies on the basis that the mining licences at issue had not been obtained … Continue reading

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ICSID claim filed against Indonesian Government

On 1 July, PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara and its majority Dutch shareholder Nusa Tenggara Partnership BV, announcedthat they have filed international investment arbitration proceedings against the Indonesian Government to seek relief from export restrictions that have halted production at the … Continue reading

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Arbitration in Africa: Recent developments

The Court of Appeal of the Lagos Judicial Division recently issued a pro-arbitration decision holding that courts may only intervene in arbitral proceedings where specifically permitted by Nigeria’s arbitration law and set aside an injunction obtained ex parte by Nigeria’s … Continue reading

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