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Australian company challenges Cambodian casino award

Australian company challenges Cambodian casino award

29 August 2019

An Australian gaming company has said it will challenge the decision of an arbitrator in Cambodia upholding its Thai partners’ termination of a 50-year lease for a casino – while hearings continue in a related arbitration in Singapore worth US$240 million.

Eli Lilly defeats billion-dollar claim over trade secrets

Eli Lilly defeats billion-dollar claim over trade secrets

27 August 2019

US pharmaceutical group Eli Lilly & Company has defeated a US$1.8 billion claim by a French biotech company that alleged it had misused trade secrets and confidential information.

Glencore enforces SIAC award in Delhi

Glencore enforces SIAC award in Delhi

23 August 2019

An Indian court has enforced an SIAC award in favour of Glencore against an Indian fertiliser company despite finding that the parties had contracted to arbitrate at an institution that did not exist.

Kardashian heads to arbitration over “Kimojis”

Kardashian heads to arbitration over “Kimojis”

22 August 2019

UPDATED: The co-founder of a social media app developer has withdrawn a US$300 million lawsuit against US reality television star Kim Kardashian West after agreeing to arbitrate their dispute over ownership of a line of trademarked emojis.

Island airport gets payout in Hurricane Irma claim

Island airport gets payout in Hurricane Irma claim

21 August 2019

An UNCITRAL tribunal has awarded US$72 million in an insurance claim brought by the operator of an airport on a Caribbean island that was damaged by Hurricane Irma.

Samsung fights enforcement in Australia

Samsung fights enforcement in Australia

21 August 2019

A Spanish-owned construction company has applied to an Australian court to enforce a pair of awards against the construction arm of South Korea’s Samsung in a billion-dollar dispute over work on a mining project.

Hewlett Packard spin-off leads to hefty award

Hewlett Packard spin-off leads to hefty award

20 August 2019

California-based IT company Hewlett Packard Enterprise, or HPE, has been ordered to pay US$666 million in an arbitration arising from the spin-off of its IT services division two years ago.

Sierra Leone faces first ICSID claim

Sierra Leone faces first ICSID claim

16 August 2019

A subsidiary of a London-headquartered commodity trader has warned it will pursue ICSID and ICC claims against Sierra Leone after the government banned exports from its iron ore mine.

US court sides with GE in Nigerian LNG plant dispute

US court sides with GE in Nigerian LNG plant dispute

14 August 2019

A US court has dismissed an action brought by a Luxembourg company to compel arbitration of a US$500 million dispute with two subsidiaries of GE relating to an LNG project in Nigeria because the respondents are already participating in the arbitral proceedings to contest jurisdiction.

Kazakhstan defeats ICC claim over road project

Kazakhstan defeats ICC claim over road project

12 August 2019

An ICC tribunal has ruled in favour of a Kazakh state authority in a US$32 million dispute with an Italian-Kazakh joint venture over delays in the construction of a motorway between Almaty and the Chinese city of Khorgos.