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PetroChina faces billion-dollar UNCITRAL claim

PetroChina faces billion-dollar UNCITRAL claim

Premium article - 10 April 2015

China’s largest company has been hit with a US$1.8 billion claim filed by a Canadian energy company over alleged breaches of an agreement to mine coalbed methane in the north west of China.

Citigroup fails to halt Abu Dhabi claim

Citigroup fails to halt Abu Dhabi claim

Premium article - 15 January 2015

US financial services provider Citigroup has again failed to prevent a UAE sovereign wealth fund from bringing a second arbitration over a US$7.5 billion investment.

Energy trader sues Romanian state entity

Energy trader sues Romanian state entity

Premium article - 01 October 2014

A Swiss energy trader has filed an €80 million claim against Romania’s largest electricity producer over the termination of a supply contract.

Brain tumour no ground for set aside

Brain tumour no ground for set aside

Premium article - 04 August 2014

A New York court has refused to set aside an arbitral award on the ground that the tribunal chair had failed to inform the parties he was suffering from a brain tumour.

PDVSA loses claim over Texan refinery

PDVSA loses claim over Texan refinery

Premium article - 03 June 2014

Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA has lost an ICC claim against a former ConocoPhillips subsidiary over ownership of an oil refining business in Texas.

Bahrain bribery claim heads to London

Bahrain bribery claim heads to London

Premium article - 30 April 2014

A US court has ruled that a Bahraini company’s corruption claim against British-Canadian businessman Victor Dahdaleh must be decided by ICC arbitration in the UK.

QATAR: Court declines to enforce foreign award

QATAR: Court declines to enforce foreign award

Premium article - 17 March 2014

Matthew Walker of K&L Gates in Qatar reports on a newly published decision by a Qatari court that annulled an ICC award rendered in Paris on the basis that it was not issued in the name of the Emir.

LCIA panel rules in east African private equity dispute

LCIA panel rules in east African private equity dispute

Premium article - 07 March 2014

An LCIA tribunal chaired by Albert Jan van den Berg has awarded a private equity fund US$22 million plus interest in a dispute with its partners in an east Africa-focused investment company, which also spilled into the Mauritian and UK courts.

Cast list revealed in Turkey-Iran gas dispute

Cast list revealed in Turkey-Iran gas dispute

Premium article - 10 February 2014

UPDATED: Two Swiss GAR 100 firms are facing off in a multibillion-dollar gas price arbitration between Turkish and Iranian state entities, it has emerged.

Indian court sends cricket fraud claims to ICC

Indian court sends cricket fraud claims to ICC

Premium article - 28 January 2014

India’s Supreme Court has referred a dispute over broadcasting rights for Indian Premier League cricket to ICC arbitration in Singapore, reversing a ruling that said fraud allegations in the case meant it could only be heard in court.