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Kurdistan fails on immunity plea in London

Kurdistan fails on immunity plea in London

Premium article - 24 November 2015

The High Court in London has enforced an LCIA tribunal’s order requiring the Kurdistan regional government of Iraq to pay US$100 million to a UAE-led gas consortium within 30 days, rejecting arguments based on sovereign immunity and the financial strain of its military confrontation with ISIS.

Gold Reserve award enforced in DC

Gold Reserve award enforced in DC

Premium article - 24 November 2015

UPDATED: A US court has confirmed a US$746 million ICSID award against Venezuela, holding that the state waived its right to use arguments that its counsel had only raised “obliquely” in the arbitration hearings.

The 10 commandments of enforcement, according to a Hong Kong court

The 10 commandments of enforcement, according to a Hong Kong court

Premium article - 06 October 2015

The judge behind many of Hong Kong’s recent arbitration rulings has set out 10 guiding principles for the enforcement of arbitral awards in the special administrative region.

Sydney court upholds “severed” award in Abu Dhabi airport case

Sydney court upholds “severed” award in Abu Dhabi airport case

Premium article - 02 September 2015

An appeal court in Sydney has affirmed that a UAE award against an Australian designer of airport facilities can be partly enforced, even though a portion of the award breached natural justice.

15-year-old Congo award enforced in DC

15-year-old Congo award enforced in DC

Premium article - 14 August 2015

A US court has granted summary judgment enforcing a 15-year-old ICC award against the Republic of the Congo, while refusing to recognise a Congolese court’s liquidation order against the award creditor.

Salini and Morocco clash in US court

Salini and Morocco clash in US court

Premium article - 03 August 2015

Morocco has asked a US court to refuse enforcement of an ICC award in favour of Italian construction group Salini that was only partially confirmed by the north African state’s own courts.

Emergency award enforced against Ukraine

Emergency award enforced against Ukraine

Premium article - 01 July 2015

A group of energy companies pursuing three treaty claims against Ukraine has enforced an emergency arbitration award in the courts of Kiev to prevent the state from increasing royalties on gas production.

Miculas face delay in US enforcement effort

Miculas face delay in US enforcement effort

Premium article - 22 May 2015

A judge in Washington, DC, has refused to allow the expedited recognition of a US$250 million ICSID award against Romania – a decision that highlights the lack of uniformity in US court procedure for enforcing such awards.

Kyrgyzstan overturns Stans award in Russia

Kyrgyzstan overturns Stans award in Russia

Premium article - 30 April 2015

A Russian court has set aside a US$118 million award obtained by Canadian mining company Stans Energy against Kyrgyzstan – but the state still faces enforcement proceedings in Ontario.

Oil spill awards upheld in London

Oil spill awards upheld in London

Premium article - 24 April 2015

Spain and France have failed in a second attempt to overturn two awards in favour of the insurer of an oil tanker involved in a decade-old environmental disaster.