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Transnistria faces bid to enforce ICC award

Transnistria faces bid to enforce ICC award

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.

Singapore court affirms SIAC jurisdiction over Chinese dispute

Singapore court affirms SIAC jurisdiction over Chinese dispute

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.

Lithuania fails to revive US$2 billion claim against Gazprom

Lithuania fails to revive US$2 billion claim against Gazprom

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.

Arms maker wins appeal over service on Libya

Arms maker wins appeal over service on Libya

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.

Singapore’s international court issues first arbitration decision

Singapore’s international court issues first arbitration decision

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.

ICC rejects challenge based on repeat appointments by investors

ICC rejects challenge based on repeat appointments by investors

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.

Petrobras pays but vows to fight on

Petrobras pays but vows to fight on

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.

“Alter ego” seeks foreign assistance in Moroccan hotel dispute

“Alter ego” seeks foreign assistance in Moroccan hotel dispute

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.

EU court lifts bar to payment of Micula award

EU court lifts bar to payment of Micula award

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.

Dentons targets client’s Congo award in fee dispute

Dentons targets client’s Congo award in fee dispute

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.