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Kazakhstan gets more time to plead fraud in Amsterdam

Kazakhstan gets more time to plead fraud in Amsterdam

16 November 2018

A Dutch court has ordered further briefing on an application to enforce a US$530 million Energy Charter Treaty award against Kazakhstan so that the state can present more evidence to support its claim that the award was obtained fraudulently.

ICC seeks clarity after clause deemed unenforceable in Russia

ICC seeks clarity after clause deemed unenforceable in Russia

16 November 2018

In the wake of a judgment of the Russian Supreme Court holding a standard ICC arbitration clause to be unenforceable under Russian law, the ICC International Court of Arbitration has sought clarification of the reasoning behind the unexpected decision.

Born takes “Game of Thrones” message to Freshfields

Born takes “Game of Thrones” message to Freshfields

16 November 2018

Gary Born has developed his famous “Winter is coming” message inspired by the hit Game of Thrones TV series in the latest Freshfields lecture – arguing that those who attack international arbitration attack cross-border trade and commerce and the rule of law in international life.

Quinn Emanuel hires Spanish and Lat Am specialist

Quinn Emanuel hires Spanish and Lat Am specialist

15 November 2018

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has hired White & Case’s Simón Navarro, a specialist in Spanish and Latin American work, as of counsel in New York.

Spain ordered to pay after another ECT loss

Spain ordered to pay after another ECT loss

15 November 2018

A Danish company has announced a victory in an Energy Charter Treaty arbitration with Spain – yet another defeat for the state in the line of disputes that have arisen over reforms to its renewable energy subsidy regime.

Greece faces renewed bid to enforce Olympics award

Greece faces renewed bid to enforce Olympics award

14 November 2018

A US defence contractor has asked a New York court for leave to begin attaching Greece’s US assets to satisfy a €48 million ICC award relating to a project commissioned for the 2004 Olympic Games that has been dogged by allegations of corruption.

Enforcement action against Moldova resumes

Enforcement action against Moldova resumes

14 November 2018

A US court has allowed a Ukrainian company to resume an action to enforce a US$50 million Energy Charter Treaty award against Moldova despite the state’s renewed effort to have it annulled by the courts at the arbitral seat in France.

Germany challenges entire Vattenfall tribunal

Germany challenges entire Vattenfall tribunal

14 November 2018

Germany has applied to disqualify all three members of the ICSID tribunal hearing a €4.7 billion Energy Charter Treaty claim filed by Swedish nuclear investor Vattenfall, weeks after the arbitrators posed questions to the parties.

ICC panel rejects treaty claim against Kazakhstan

ICC panel rejects treaty claim against Kazakhstan

14 November 2018

An ICC tribunal has rejected a treaty claim filed against Kazakhstan by a Turkish investor in one of the country’s most important airports.

US court allows use of discovery in case over Spanish gaming group

US court allows use of discovery in case over Spanish gaming group

14 November 2018

A Connecticut court has refused to limit discovery granted in aid of a Madrid litigation to prevent its use in a related ICC arbitration over the management of a Spanish gaming group.