Hope Services v. Cameroon Hope Services LLC v. Republic of Cameroon (ICSID Case No. ARB/20/2)
United States of America
Investments in the operation of an online platform for private donor funding of community development projects through local subsidiary Hope Services SA.
Claims arising out of the alleged illegal arrest and imprisonment of the founder of the claimant company on fraud charges, followed by the government’s attempt to acquire the online fundraising platform from the claimant that had been developed based on a government contract signed in 2011.
Tertiary: K - Financial and insurance activities
64 - Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding
ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes)
ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes)
Scherer, M.
Ziadé, N.
Mayer, P.
Decided in favour of State
1000.00 mln USD
Data not available
Indirect expropriation

Fair and equitable treatment/Minimum standard of treatment, including denial of justice claims

Full protection and security, or similar

Umbrella clause
None - jurisdiction declined