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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.