Nigeria: Government wins right to appeal P&ID decision

Issue 422 - 10 Sep 2020

A 4 September ruling by the Commercial Court in London granted the Nigerian government leave to appeal an arbitration award to British Virgin Islands-listed Process & Industrial Developments Ltd (P&ID) now worth around $10bn. The award relates to P&ID’s claim that the government’s failure to meet its obligations caused its gas-processing project to fail. High Court judge Ross Cranston’s decision is an important milestone in the case, allowing the government to proceed to a full trial examining allegations of corruption in the contract award and during the arbitration hearing.

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