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)

Korea Herald | 20-Nov-2017
Samsung Engineering has filed an investor-state dispute settlement suit against Saudi Arabia over changes made to its power plant construction contracts for Yanbu Industrial City.
PR Newswire | 6-Oct-2017
Hellenic Republic is found liable towards Hellenic Shipyards for more than 200 million Euros at the ICC while shareholders are pursuing the Hellenic Republic at the ICSID pursuant to the relevant Bilateral Investment Treaty.
PR Newswire | 6-Oct-2017
La CCI condamne la République Grecque à payer à Hellenic Shipyards plus de 200 millions d’euros tandis qu’un arbitrage devant le CIRDI sur la base du Traité bilatéral d’investissement applicable est en cours.
Lexology | 7-Aug-2017
The Tribunal dismissed Yemen’s allegations that state-owned enterprises in the PRC were precluded from bringing claims under the ICSID Convention.
Economic & Political Weekly | 10-Jul-2017
The Government of India and the Government of Andhra Pradesh are facing an arbitration suit due to the cancellation of bauxite mining approvals in Visakhapatnam. This is the latest in a series of legal actions by foreign investors in the country.
Jeune Afrique | 10-Mar-2017
L’année 2017 devrait solder l’épisode de conflit avec l’Égypte, qui confère à Veolia l’image négative d’une entreprise procédurière.
International Economic Law and Policy Blog | 8-Mar-2017
The consequence of this decision is that investors would likely be put above all other victims of terrorism and related political violence in conflict areas. That is shocking from the perspective of international justice.
Kluwer Arbitration Blog | 7-Mar-2017
After 15 years of absence in this type of negotiations and several claims the country faced since the economic and financial crisis of 2001, Argentina sat again in the BIT negotiation table.
Globes | 4-Mar-2017
The international arbitration panel ruled that Egypt failed to protect the Sinai pipeline from terrorists.
Reuters | 10-Feb-2017
Kuwaiti logistics conglomerate Agility to settle by arbitration a $380 million dispute with Iraq’s government .

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