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Ecuador again fails to annul awards in pollution battle with Chevron

Ecuador again fails to annul awards in pollution battle with Chevron

21 July 2017

Ecuador has once again failed to annul a set of interim and partial awards in favour of US oil company Chevron in The Hague, ahead of the merits phase of an UNCITRAL case relating to oil pollution in the Amazon rainforest.

Brazilian arbitrator spared "misconduct" action in Chile

Brazilian arbitrator spared "misconduct" action in Chile

21 July 2017

Brazilian practitioner Valeria Galíndez has been spared a court action in Chile in which she was accused of misconduct as part of a bid to overturn an ICC award she issued as sole arbitrator.

New hurdles for ICSID creditors in New York

New hurdles for ICSID creditors in New York

12 July 2017

Creditors of foreign states can no longer have their ICSID awards recognised in New York on an ex parte basis, following an appeal by Venezuela over a procedural issue that has divided the US courts.

Annulled Guinea award blocked again in US

Annulled Guinea award blocked again in US

07 July 2017

A US appeals court has refused to enforce an award against Guinea that was set aside by a West African court after the arbitrators negotiated a fee rise.

Ghana creditor targets assets in South Africa

Ghana creditor targets assets in South Africa

06 July 2017

A US power company has applied to a South African court to force Ghana to sell its shares in Johannesburg-based mining group AngloGold Ashanti to satisfy a Permanent Court of Arbitration award issued three years ago.

Moscow court blocks enforcement against Ukrainian state assets

Moscow court blocks enforcement against Ukrainian state assets

04 July 2017

A Russian oil company has failed in a bid to collect on a US$144 million investment treaty award by enforcing it against Ukrainian state-owned assets in Moscow.

Failed ICSID claimant honours El Salvador costs award

Failed ICSID claimant honours El Salvador costs award

04 July 2017

A subsidiary of Australian mining company OceanaGold has paid El Salvador more than US$8 million to satisfy an ICSID costs award, following the dismissal of its controversial US$250 million claim against the state last year.

Senior Dutch judge criticised over Yukos expert role

Senior Dutch judge criticised over Yukos expert role

30 June 2017

The Dutch Supreme Court has partly upheld a complaint by Russia that one of its former judges acted inappropriately by providing an expert opinion to the former majority shareholders in Yukos while he still held an advisory position at the court.

Spanish solar award confirmed in New York

Spanish solar award confirmed in New York

29 June 2017

Spain has applied to a New York court to undo the confirmation of a €128 million Energy Charter Treaty award that compensated a UK investor for changes to renewable energy subsidies.

Rocket funds released in Yukos battle

Rocket funds released in Yukos battle

27 June 2017

A French court has released seized funds of around €300 million owed to Russian space agency Roscosmos for the sale of rockets, after finding that the state entity is not liable for Russia's debt in the US$50 billion Yukos awards.