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First ever investment claim against Sudan discontinued

Related Member(s):
Prof. Christian Tams

The first ever investment case brought against Sudan has been discontinued at the joint request of the parties.

The claimant, Mr Dagher, claimed compensation as Sudan had allegedly frustrated his investment in the telecom sector. His claims were based on two bilateral investment treaties (BITs), between Sudan and Lebanon and between Sudan and Jordan respectively. In 2017, the Tribunal agreed with Sudan in dismissing claims based on the Sudan-Jordan BIT. Following attempts to settle the dispute, the parties requested the Tribunal to discontinue proceedings without prejudice.

Christian Tams was counsel for the Respondent in this case.