Premium article - 06 June 2012
Shearman & Sterling and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton are defending EDF against a €2 billion ICC claim over the sale of its controversial stake in German utility Energie Baden-Württemberg (EnBW) to the southern German state after which it is named.
Premium article - 27 April 2012
Three decades after it was set up to defuse the Iranian hostage crisis, the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague is still arbitrating cases worth tens of billions of dollars. Sebastian Perry charts its impact on a generation of practitioners.
Premium article - 11 April 2011
Audit firm KPMG is seeking to overturn a Swedish arbitral award on the ground that the arbitrator it appointed to hear the case - a partner at Roschier in Stockholm - had a conflict of interests.
Premium article - 08 October 2010
Norwegian oil company DNO will have to pay up to US$75 million to an American ex-diplomat and a Yemeni businessman in a dispute over revenues from its Iraqi oil operations, according to the decision of an LCIA tribunal.
Premium article - 10 May 2010
The Swedish Supreme Court has refused to enforce an award in favour of a Russian company on the grounds that the respondent was not given proper notice of the arbitration.
Premium article - 19 February 2010
A US court has disqualified an arbitrator from proceedings after ruling that he might prove unable to disregard his knowledge of a confidential earlier case he arbitrated featuring the same parties.
Premium article - 17 February 2010
An ICC award rendered by well-known arbitrators has been partially revoked in Paris after the court found that the panel made its decision based on the Austrian legal principle of Geschäftsgrundlage, a concept not invoked by either party.
Premium article - 28 October 2009
The past year has seen a host of changes at the ICC – from extra case-management teams and a branch in Hong Kong to the rules revision process and the controversial statement of availability forms. In a wide-ranging interview, Jason Fry describes the changes he has implemented and reveals others that are on the agenda.
Premium article - 14 October 2009
In a welcome break with past practice that may, even so, prove short-lived a Chinese court has agreed to enforce an award from an ICC arbitration heard on the mainland.
Premium article - 02 September 2009
Singapore’s highest court has upheld a clause that provided for ICC arbitration at the SIAC in a decision that offers more proof that some Asian courts are clamping down on strategic behaviour by losing sides. Richard Hill (partner) and Jessica Fei (counsel) of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP in Hong Kong report and offer comment