09 July 2019
A Cypriot vegetable oil producer has applied to a US court to enforce a US$12.4 million ICC award against Moldova’s breakaway territory of Transnistria in a dispute over a privatised seed-crushing plant.
08 July 2019
The Singapore High Court has affirmed a SIAC tribunal’s jurisdiction despite the view of dissenting arbitrator Teresa Cheng SC – now Hong Kong’s secretary for justice – that Chinese law applied to the arbitration agreement.
05 July 2019
A Swedish court has upheld an SCC award that rejected a US$2 billion claim by Lithuania against Russia’s Gazprom concerning allegedly unfair gas prices.
04 July 2019
The Court of Appeal in London has ruled that US-owned arms manufacturer General Dynamics can pursue enforcement of an ICC award against Libya without service through diplomatic channels, in light of the “exceptional circumstances” presented by the ongoing civil unrest in the country.
04 July 2019
The Singapore International Commercial Court has issued its first ruling in an arbitration-related matter, finding that it lacks the power to extend the three-month time limit for the filing of award challenges under the UNCITRAL Model Law.
25 June 2019
Cameroon has failed in a bid to dislodge Argentine arbitrator Horacio Grigera Naón as tribunal chair in a long-running ICC arbitration on the grounds of his failure to disclose repeated appointments by private parties in disputes involving states or state entities.
24 June 2019
Brazilian state oil and gas company Petrobras has paid over US$700 million to satisfy an award in favour of an offshore drilling contractor whom it accused of corruption – while retaining its right to appeal the confirmation of the award in the US courts.
20 June 2019
A US court has sought judicial assistance from Dutch and Luxembourg authorities in procuring evidence to support a Delaware holding company’s defence that it is not liable for a US$59 million ICC award arising from a dispute over a luxury hotel in Morocco.
18 June 2019
The General Court of the European Union has annulled a decision by the European Commission that prohibited Romania from paying a €178 million ICSID award in favour of Sweden’s Micula brothers on the basis of state aid rules.
13 June 2019
Dentons and the global head of its international arbitration group have asked a court in Delaware for permission to recover unpaid fees from a client by forcing the sale of a US$96 million ICC award that the law firm helped it obtain in a dispute with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.