Maputo has battled for many months to avoid the arbitration scenario. In the London Court of Appeal, Mozambique’s lawyer Nathan Pillow pleaded at length for “justice to take place in the open and not behind closed doors.”
Now that Geneva and Zurich’s private courts have gotten hold of the complaint filed by Maputo against Privinvest, the case is expected to be settled outside the courts despite the general public’s interest in this affair. This includes accusations of corruption levelled against the highest levels of the Mozambican government and which has kept the country and its creditors on tenterhooks for six years already.
It has also fuelled allegations of international arbitration, which is considered an alternative form of justice that settles disputes in secret.
Despite this decision, two trials are still pending in London’s High Court.
- One concerns Mozambique’s charges
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