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Malaysia overturns enforcement of jurisdictional award in mega-case

A Paris court has overturned an earlier ruling to recognise an award upholding jurisdiction over the US$15 billion claim brought against Malaysia by heirs to a sultanate on the island of Borneo.

06 June 2023

Biopharma group claims victory in Janssen award

An Irish biopharma company says it has received a final award in its dispute with Janssen Pharmaceuticals over the licensing of nanotechnology for the treatment of schizophrenia and HIV, which will enable it to obtain US$425 million in additional revenue.

06 June 2023

Canadian oil investor takes Tunisia to ICSID

A Canadian energy company has lodged an ICSID claim against Tunisia relating to oil concessions in the country.

06 June 2023

Van Bael & Bellis practice head to join Lalive

Nicholas Lawn is leaving Brussels-based firm Van Bael & Bellis, where he was head of international arbitration, to join the partnership at Lalive in London.

06 June 2023

India fails to enforce oil and gas award

A Delhi court has rejected India’s demand for US$2.3 billion from Reliance Industries and BG Group based on a partial award from their long-running UNCITRAL dispute over oil and gas fields.

05 June 2023

An “earthquake” for distribution law in Belgium

Belgium’s supreme court has overturned decades of precedent to hold that disputes over the termination of exclusive distribution agreements are arbitrable even when governed by a foreign law – a ruling one commentator has called an “earthquake” for Belgian commercial distribution law.

05 June 2023

Investors seek to revive claims against Serbia and Armenia

A pair of companies have applied to annul an ICSID award that rejected its €300 million treaty claim against Serbia, as an Emirati company and its US CEO also seek to revive an unrelated US$326 million claim against Armenia at the centre.

05 June 2023

Four new names at Arbitra

Arbitrator support service Arbitra has added four new names to its roster – Canada's Brian Casey KC and David Haigh KC, the UK's Timothy Hill and UK-US arbitrator Alex Wilbraham.

05 June 2023

French duo launch Paris boutique

Former head of international arbitration at French law firm Fidal Isabelle Vaugon has launched a new Paris boutique with arbitrator and corporate law academic Yann Paclot.

04 June 2023

Korean shipbuilder faces claim from Russian clients

A Korean shipbuilder is reportedly facing a US$890 million SIAC claim from three Russian companies after it cancelled contracts over sanctions and alleged non-payment.

02 June 2023

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