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)

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Oman’s sovereign wealth fund has withdrawn an 80 million euro claim against Bulgaria over the collapse of Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank), the Bulgarian finance ministry said.
MENAFN | 26-Mar-2019
British Petroceltic announced filing an arbitration case against the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) at the World Bank Group’s ICSID.
MENAFN | 20-Feb-2019
The Spanish Union Fenosa Gas (UFG) denies media reports that any settlement has been reached with Egypt in regard to the $2 billion dispute about the gas supply to the Damietta Liquefied Natural Gas plant.
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.
Jeune Afrique | 16-Jan-2019
En mai, le Cirdi a débouté Veolia mais le groupe français assure vouloir poursuivre son action au Caire afin que sa filiale puisse être dûment indemnisée.
Daily News Egypt | 7-Jan-2019
Compensation of partners to stop pumping of gas to Damietta LNG Plant with part of revenue.

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