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English court blocks proceedings in Jordan

English court blocks proceedings in Jordan

10 April 2019

The High Court in London has restrained a French construction company from pursuing court proceedings in Amman over a contract for works at a container terminal at Jordan’s only port.

Cayman disclosure order upheld in aid of enforcement abroad

Cayman disclosure order upheld in aid of enforcement abroad

08 April 2019

The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has upheld a disclosure order in aid of efforts to enforce a US$1.5 billion ICC award, finding it did not matter that the relief was sought in aid of foreign rather than domestic enforcement proceedings.

US investors fail to revive claim against Poland

US investors fail to revive claim against Poland

04 April 2019

The Paris Court of Appeal has dismissed an attempt by US investors to revive a $125 million investment treaty claim against Poland over actions by state authorities that allegedly drove their vegetable oil business into bankruptcy.

South Korean state entity defends award in Singapore

South Korean state entity defends award in Singapore

03 April 2019

The Singapore High Court has upheld an ICC award in favour of a South Korean state-owned company despite allegations that it obtained the award fraudulently by failing to call key witnesses or disclose certain internal documents in the arbitration.

English search measures upheld in Indian steel dispute

English search measures upheld in Indian steel dispute

03 April 2019

The English Commercial Court has upheld measures that allowed steelmaker ArcelorMittal to search the London offices of an affiliate of India’s Essar Group in support of a bid to enforce a US$1.3 billion ICC award.

Mauritian panel terminates claim against Lesotho

Mauritian panel terminates claim against Lesotho

03 April 2019

An UNCITRAL tribunal seated in Mauritius has terminated a case brought by a group of South African diamond mining investors against Lesotho, in the wake of a related annulment decision by the Singapore courts.

Hong Kong arbitrations to get interim relief in China

Hong Kong arbitrations to get interim relief in China

02 April 2019

UPDATED: In a move welcomed by practitioners in the region, the Hong Kong government and China’s Supreme People’s Court have entered an arrangement that will allow courts in mainland China to order interim measures in support of institutional arbitrations seated in Hong Kong.

Belgian court seeks guidance from ECJ on Micula award

Belgian court seeks guidance from ECJ on Micula award

28 March 2019

The Brussels Court of Appeal has stayed the Micula brothers’ attempt to enforce their €178 million ICSID award against Romania, while agreeing to seek a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice on the relationship between EU law and member states’ enforcement obligations under the ICSID Convention.

Anti-enforcement injunction lifted in Singapore

Anti-enforcement injunction lifted in Singapore

12 March 2019

The Singapore Court of Appeal has lifted an injunction granted to an affiliate of US hotel group Hilton to prevent the enforcement of a Maldivian court judgment that was obtained in breach of an arbitration agreement.

Italian court allows enforcement against Kazakhstan

Italian court allows enforcement against Kazakhstan

06 March 2019

An Italian court has permitted Moldovan investors to enforce a US$530 million Energy Charter Treaty award against Kazakhstan despite the state’s allegations that it was obtained by fraud.