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Ecuador to challenge Chevron denial of justice award

Ecuador to challenge Chevron denial of justice award

21 September 2018

Ecuador’s attorney general has said the state will apply to annul an investment treaty award that held it liable for a denial of justice in a US$9.5 billion dispute with Chevron over environmental contamination in the Amazon – also stating that it will renegotiate its contracts with external counsel.

Yukos shareholders fail in initial White & Case discovery bid

Yukos shareholders fail in initial White & Case discovery bid

20 September 2018

A US court has rejected a request by the former majority shareholders in Yukos to obtain discovery from White & Case regarding work carried out for the oil company by the firm’s chairman Hugh Verrier in the 1990s – although they can try again after serving notice of their attempt.

Devas seeks to enforce satellite award in the US

Devas seeks to enforce satellite award in the US

14 September 2018

UPDATED: Link to award added. Three years after winning a US$672 million award in an ICC case against Indian government-owned satellite company Antrix over a terminated telecoms deal, Bangalore-based Devas Multimedia has applied to enforce the award in the US.

Reports of CAS’s death are greatly exaggerated

Reports of CAS’s death are greatly exaggerated

11 September 2018

Lawyers have downplayed the significance of a Belgian court judgment which held that a clause in FIFA’s statute providing for the mandatory resolution of disputes before the Court of Arbitration for Sport is incompatible with Belgian law – amid suggestions that the decision threatens the legitimacy and jurisdiction of CAS.

Chinese tech tycoon chased in California

Chinese tech tycoon chased in California

07 September 2018

A Chinese investment firm has applied to a California court to enforce a CIETAC award worth more than US$100 million against a beleaguered tech entrepreneur formerly described as “China’s Steve Jobs”.

Emergency relief upheld in Afghanistan helicopter dispute

Emergency relief upheld in Afghanistan helicopter dispute

04 September 2018

A Texas court has confirmed an American Arbitration Association interim order granting emergency relief to an Ireland and South Africa-based aviation group in a dispute over the leasing of helicopters used to support US military operations in Afghanistan.

Petrobras assets frozen in Netherlands

Petrobras assets frozen in Netherlands

28 August 2018

A Cayman offshore drilling company has been granted leave to attach Dutch assets owned by Brazilian state oil and gas company Petrobras in aid of efforts to enforce a US$622 million ICDR award, in a dispute that has given rise to corruption allegations.

Czech Republic freezes assets as it chases costs

Czech Republic freezes assets as it chases costs

23 August 2018

A New York court has granted the Czech Republic a temporary order preventing a provider of electronic aids for the blind from dissipating its assets, as the state looks to enforce the costs award in a treaty case.

Deripaska accused of funding lawsuit to “frustrate” LCIA case

Deripaska accused of funding lawsuit to “frustrate” LCIA case

07 August 2018

An English court is to weigh allegations that Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska improperly instigated a third-party lawsuit to frustrate a US$100 million LCIA arbitration over a real estate project in Moscow.

Funder seeks to enforce against Uzbekistan

Funder seeks to enforce against Uzbekistan

30 July 2018

An affiliate of third-party funder Calunius Capital has applied to a US court to enforce a US$13 million investment treaty award against Uzbekistan – while the mining company that assigned the award tries to revive a billion-dollar claim.