Topic: Bribery and corruption

Eni gets discovery from funder for Nigerian corruption dispute

A US court has allowed Italian oil producer Eni to obtain evidence from a third-party funder for use in an ICSID case against Nigeria over the state’s allegations the company paid millions in bribes to secure rights to an oil field.

23 March 2021

Shell and Eni acquitted in Nigerian bribery case

A Milan court has acquitted oil companies Shell and Eni of paying millions in bribes to Nigerian officials to secure prospecting rights to a lucrative oil field, allegations that have also given rise to ICSID proceedings.

19 March 2021

ICSID panel won’t halt Serbian criminal proceedings

An ICSID tribunal hearing a claim against Serbia over the alleged expropriation of a dairy farm has refused to order the state to pause a criminal investigation into a key witness in the arbitration.

17 March 2021

GE settles Slovenian power plant dispute

General Electric has reached an agreement worth €261 million to settle an ICC claim brought by a Slovenian state-owned energy company over the construction of a lignite power plant that was plagued by corruption allegations.

16 March 2021

Shipbuilder wins stay of Mozambique bribery suit

The Court of Appeal in London has ruled that a US$2 billion lawsuit accusing Abu Dhabi-based shipbuilder Privinvest of paying bribes to secure contracts in Mozambique should be stayed in favour of arbitration in Switzerland.

11 March 2021

Clyde & Co spared order to transfer “1MDB” funds

A UK judge has refused to compel Clyde & Co to make payments to an arbitration client from escrow funds that US authorities have linked to the 1MDB embezzlement scandal in Malaysia.

01 March 2021

US Supreme Court rejects Petrobras bribery appeal

The US Supreme Court yesterday refused to hear Petrobras’s appeal against the confirmation of an ICDR award that required it to pay an offshore drilling company for terminating a contract allegedly procured through bribery.

23 February 2021

Fraud appeal in casino dispute fails in Singapore

The Singapore Court of Appeal has upheld an award on liability that led to a Manila gaming resort owner being ordered to pay US$296 million to a Las Vegas casino operator – rejecting allegations that the successful party and its counsel fraudulently misled the tribunal.

19 February 2021

Petrobras asks US Supreme Court to review bribery dispute

Brazil’s national oil and gas company Petrobras has asked the US Supreme Court to halt the enforcement of an ICDR award that required it to pay US$700 million to an offshore drilling company for terminating a contract allegedly procured through bribery.

03 February 2021

Petrobras liable over offshore oil platforms

Brazil's Petrobras has been ordered to pay damages in a US$570 million ICC dispute over an offshore oil and gas project after it "effectively abandoned" allegations that the claimant had engaged in bribery and bid-rigging.

29 January 2021

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