An Indian Digital Education company entered into a Build Operate Transfer contract with an African State for providing software and hardware for education. Upon completion of delivery, the project owner did not pay the contractual dues and also did not cooperate in the last-mile execution of the contract i.e. installation in 480 of the 500 schools. The Contractor initiated an arbitration for a claim of USD 3.8m. The initial arbitration had to be discontinued due to a paucity of litigation funding and a weak litigation strategy.
Our team designed the arbitration and litigation strategy as follows
All submissions have been completed and the final hearing, which was earlier scheduled for May 2020, is now rescheduled to October as virtual hearing. The award is expected before the end of the year.