08 May 2017
A ruling that empowers the French administrative courts to hear petitions to enforce foreign awards arising from public contracts has created confusion for users and robbed France of its status as a leading arbitration venue, a prominent practitioner has warned.
02 May 2017
In a decision at odds with French and US case law, a Luxembourg court has blocked the enforcement of a US$300 million ICC award against Mexican state oil and gas company Pemex that was set aside at the seat of arbitration.
02 May 2017
A Swiss court has upheld an ICC award requiring two Egyptian state-owned entities to pay more than US$2 billion for terminating a deal to supply gas to Israel, two weeks after a tribunal in Cairo held the same entities liable in a related case.
26 April 2017
A French court has partially annulled a jurisdictional decision in a bilateral investment treaty case against Venezuela but said the arbitrators did not err in concluding that the BIT in question allows claims by dual nationals.
25 April 2017
The Amsterdam Court of Appeal has reinstated a US$450 million award in favour of Swiss watchmaker Swatch against US jeweller Tiffany that was set aside two years ago.
19 April 2017
As El Salvador freezes the assets of a failed ICSID claimant to collect on a costs award, the state has reported a “new victory” in an unrelated arbitration over a project to extend one of the country’s largest motorways.
11 April 2017
Mexico’s national oil company has settled a 13-year-old dispute with US engineering company KBR, ending a long-running fight over the enforcement of a US$300 million ICC award that has been set aside in Mexico and upheld in New York.
03 April 2017
London-listed Churchill Mining has applied to annul an award rejecting its US$1.3 billion claim against Indonesia in which key documents were alleged to have been forged, citing the tribunal's decisions on evidence.
03 April 2017
Russian oil company Tatneft has applied to a court in Washington, DC to enforce a US$112 million investment treaty award against Ukraine, months after it was upheld by the French courts.
31 March 2017
Hong Kong’s court of appeal has rejected a request by Indonesia’s Lippo Group to challenge a US$130 million SIAC award before the highest court in the special administrative region – a move that continues to set the city’s jurisprudence at odds with that of Singapore, where the courts have refused to uphold the bulk of the award.