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Miculas face delay in US enforcement effort

Miculas face delay in US enforcement effort

Premium article - 22 May 2015

A judge in Washington, DC, has refused to allow the expedited recognition of a US$250 million ICSID award against Romania – a decision that highlights the lack of uniformity in US court procedure for enforcing such awards.

Kyrgyzstan overturns Stans award in Russia

Kyrgyzstan overturns Stans award in Russia

Premium article - 30 April 2015

A Russian court has set aside a US$118 million award obtained by Canadian mining company Stans Energy against Kyrgyzstan – but the state still faces enforcement proceedings in Ontario.

Oil spill awards upheld in London

Oil spill awards upheld in London

Premium article - 24 April 2015

Spain and France have failed in a second attempt to overturn two awards in favour of the insurer of an oil tanker involved in a decade-old environmental disaster.

Kyrgyzstan instructs GAR 30 firms

Kyrgyzstan instructs GAR 30 firms

Premium article - 22 April 2015

King & Wood Mallesons has won a tender to represent Kyrgyzstan in its investment arbitration cases, with Jones Day winning the brief for the state’s commercial arbitration matters.

Astro award divides Asia's two dragons

Astro award divides Asia's two dragons

Premium article - 19 February 2015

Hong Kong’s first instance court has declined to consider the set-aside of a judgment recognising a US$250 million award in favour of affiliates of Malaysian broadcasting group Astro, 16 months after Singapore’s Court of Appeal refused enforcement of the award.

US grain company seeks enforcement in Syria

US grain company seeks enforcement in Syria

Premium article - 20 August 2014

A US grain company is seeking to enforce an ICDR award against the business interests of one of Syria’s most prominent families.

Brain tumour no ground for set aside

Brain tumour no ground for set aside

Premium article - 04 August 2014

A New York court has refused to set aside an arbitral award on the ground that the tribunal chair had failed to inform the parties he was suffering from a brain tumour.

DIFC courts go against the grain to assist enforcement

DIFC courts go against the grain to assist enforcement

Premium article - 11 July 2014

UPDATED: You’ve heard of parties applying for arbitral awards to be converted into court judgments for enforcement in a particular jurisdiction. A draft practice direction released by the courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre creates a mechanism for the opposite: the conversion of judgments into DIFC-LCIA arbitral awards that can be enforced internationally under the New York Convention.

QATAR: Court declines to enforce foreign award

QATAR: Court declines to enforce foreign award

Premium article - 17 March 2014

Matthew Walker of K&L Gates in Qatar reports on a newly published decision by a Qatari court that annulled an ICC award rendered in Paris on the basis that it was not issued in the name of the Emir.

Astro v Lippo judgment delivered in Singapore

Astro v Lippo judgment delivered in Singapore

Premium article - 31 October 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Singapore's highest court has delivered its much-anticipated judgment in the Astro v Lippo case, concerning the enforcement of SIAC awards worth US$250 million.