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)

| 13-May-2011
Damac Properties is to fight the conviction of its chairman on Egyptian corruption charges by filing a case with the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the company announced yesterday.
Messenger | 20-Oct-2010
On October 15 Georgian law enforcers detained Israeli businessmen offering Deputy Minister of Finance, Avtandil Kharadze USD 7 million for him to convince the Georgian Government not to challenge a decision of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
Legal Week | 28-Oct-2006
A number of African governments have made efforts to encourage investment in the continent by entering into bilateral investment treaties and adopting arbitration legislation.

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