New York Federal Court Confirms Arbitration Award Under Cyprus-Libya Bilateral Investment Treaty

On March 23, 2022, a New York federal court confirmed an award in an arbitration before a tribunal of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) between Olin Holdings Ltd. and the state of Libya under a bilateral investment treaty. In the underlying ICC arbitration, Olin claimed that the Libyan government obstructed the operation of, and ultimately expropriated, Olin’s dairy factory in Libya’s capital city Tripoli in violation of the bilateral investment treaty between Libya and Cyprus, where Olin was formed. Olin sought $147,882,000 as compensation for the damages it allegedly incurred as a result…

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