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)

MENAFN | 7-Nov-2019
ICSID dismisses lawsuit filed by Egyptian company.
The National | 15-Jul-2019
Logistics and warehousing company is seeking to settle by arbitration a $380m dispute.
Yahoo | 15-Jul-2019
Agility soutient que le gouvernement irakien a refusé à Agility et à ses filiales la possibilité de contester la décision incorrecte de la Commission des médias et des communications d’annuler son investissement dans Korek Telecom.
Gulf Times | 17-Jun-2019
Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Center (QICDRC) on Sunday entered into a pact with a World Bank body as part of plans to enhance its profile in the global judicial system and establish itself as a hub for dispute resolution.
Lexology | 21-May-2019
Updates from Burkina Faso, Egypt, Kenya, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania.
Reuters | 19-Apr-2019
Oman’s sovereign wealth fund has withdrawn an 80 million euro claim against Bulgaria over the collapse of Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank), the Bulgarian finance ministry said.
Business Korea | 20-Feb-2019
Iran’s Dayyani group started a procedure to seize the South Korean government’s assets in the Netherlands after winning its investor-state dispute against it. This is the first time that such a procedure has been initiated against the South Korean government.
Argentina Mejor Sin TLC | 28-Dec-2018
El Tratado mantiene amplios derechos para los inversores, incluidos algunos de los que usan con más frecuencia para demandar a los Estados: Trato Justo y Equitativo, la Expropiación Indirecta, el Trato Nacional y el Trato de Nación Más Favorecida.
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.

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