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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Premium article - 19 February 2015
Hong Kong’s first instance court has declined to consider the set-aside of a judgment recognising a US$250 million award in favour of affiliates of Malaysian broadcasting group Astro, 16 months after Singapore’s Court of Appeal refused enforcement of the award.
Premium article - 20 August 2014
A US grain company is seeking to enforce an ICDR award against the business interests of one of Syria’s most prominent families.
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.
Premium article - 11 July 2014
UPDATED: You’ve heard of parties applying for arbitral awards to be converted into court judgments for enforcement in a particular jurisdiction. A draft practice direction released by the courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre creates a mechanism for the opposite: the conversion of judgments into DIFC-LCIA arbitral awards that can be enforced internationally under the New York Convention.