Premium article - 11 June 2010
A district court in Washington, DC, has denied Argentina's request to set aside two UNCITRAL awards in favour of UK energy companies BG Group and National Grid, both arising from emergency measures during the country's 2002 debt crisis.
Premium article - 26 May 2010
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been granted leave to appeal a Hong Kong court ruling that sovereign immunity cannot protect it from having to pay two ICC awards.
Premium article - 10 May 2010
The Swedish Supreme Court has refused to enforce an award in favour of a Russian company on the grounds that the respondent was not given proper notice of the arbitration.
Premium article - 17 February 2010
An ICC award rendered by well-known arbitrators has been partially revoked in Paris after the court found that the panel made its decision based on the Austrian legal principle of Geschäftsgrundlage, a concept not invoked by either party.
Premium article - 14 October 2009
In a welcome break with past practice that may, even so, prove short-lived a Chinese court has agreed to enforce an award from an ICC arbitration heard on the mainland.
Premium article - 23 September 2009
Three arbitrators hearing a reinsurance dispute have seen their award overturned as irrational, even though the reinsurance agreement contained an “honourable engagement” clause, the US version of ex aequo et bono arbitration.
Premium article - 22 April 2009
A new ruling of the Swiss Supreme Court offers an avenue to those frustrated with ICC practice regarding joinder of non-signatories.
Premium article - 30 July 2008
A UK court has enforced an ICC award against Chad, requiring money to be taken from an account holding World Bank loan repayments.
Premium article - 30 June 2008
A Frenchwoman has had an arbitral award against the Ann Summers chain of sex shops reinstated in a dispute about a US franchise agreement.
Premium article - 27 November 2007
The Swedish Supreme Court has set aside an arbitral award because the chairman failed to disclose a possible conflict of interest.