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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.

Astro award divides Asia's two dragons

Astro award divides Asia's two dragons

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.

US grain company seeks enforcement in Syria

US grain company seeks enforcement in Syria

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.

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.

DIFC courts go against the grain to assist enforcement

DIFC courts go against the grain to assist enforcement

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.