Middle East

States from the Middle East have concluded over 600 trade deals. As of end of 2015, 32 ISDS cases involving countries from the region had been registered.

Turkey has been the most active, being respondent on 11 occasions and whose investors have initiated 19 litigations.

(January 2016)

Publics.bg | 3-Sep-2018
The Spanish group will seek an agreement with the country to recover normality at the Damietta plant.
Romandie | 3-Sep-2018
Le groupe espagnol d’énergie Naturgy (ex-Gas Natural Fenosa) a annoncé avoir gagné son arbitrage devant la Banque mondiale contre l’Egypte, condamnée pour avoir coupé l’approvisionnement en gaz de son usine de liquéfaction de Damiette.
Globe Newswire | 17-Jul-2018
Russian businesswoman Marsha Lazareva has filed a notice of international arbitration with the State of Kuwait for breaching a bilateral investment treaty.
The Investor | 4-Jul-2018
South Korea is seeking to cancel a recent investor-state dispute settlement decision by an international tribunal in which the government was asked to compensate US$65 million to an Iranian company.
KBS | 11-Jun-2018
El Gobierno surcoreano ha perdido una disputa legal contra una firma iraní por la fallida adquisición de Daewoo Electronics en 2011.
Business Korea | 8-Jun-2018
The Korean government was ordered to pay about 73 billion won to an Iranian investor who filed an investor-state lawsuit, claiming that he suffered losses in the process of participating in an auction for Daewoo Electronics in 2010.
AFTINET | 4-Jun-2018
Veolia has finally lost its claim against Egypt over a waste management contract dispute in which they claimed compensation for an increase in the minimum wage under a new labour law.
Metro | 24-May-2018
Le projet de traité d’arbitrage liant la Belgique et le Luxembourg à Oman a été approuvé, par le Parlement de Wallonie
Turkey Telegraph | 18-May-2018
ICSID imposes a fine of 64.5 million euros for a claim by a fund of the state of Abu Dhabi.
Lexology | 9-May-2018
Whilst there is a plethora of literature on BIT protection, relatively little is known on how the OIC Agreement can assist investors.

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