L’ancien vice-président de la Cour d’arbitrage international de Londres, Laurent Lévy, a été désigné arbitre en chef dans l’affaire opposant le ministère de l’Habitat à l’entreprise espagnole Ortiz Construcciones au niveau du CIRDI.
Un tribunal arbitral vient de mettre fin au bras de fer qui oppose l’Etat algérien à l’homme d’affaires égyptien Naguib Sawiris. Il a rejeté la réclamation de 4 milliards de dollars émise par ce dernier contre Alger.
In a 12 November 2008 final award, an ICSID tribunal has dismissed all claims by two Italian investors, L.E.S.I S.p.A. and ASTALI S.p.A, in a dispute with the government of Algeria over a failed contract to construct a hydraulic dam.
Westwater Resources, an energy materials development company, announced the filing of a request for arbitration against the Republic of Turkey for the taking of its Temrezli and Şefaatli uranium projects in June 2018.
Tribunals still grappling with the intra-EU question, especially those in ECT cases, are certain to pay great attention to the carefully crafted Vattenfall decision. Its reasoning may well serve as a blueprint for further decisions and awards in similar cases.
International investment agreements, specifically bilateral investment treaties and the investment chapters in free trade agreements, have come under the spotlight for what are seen as skewed provisions that grant excessive rights to foreign investors.