Work Area: Commercial arbitration

Edison declares win in LNG price review

Italian energy company Edison says it has defeated a price review claim worth several hundred million euros relating to a long-term contract for the purchase of liquefied natural gas from Qatar.

20 September 2021

Belgian-Brazilian hygiene M&A dispute settles

A Belgium-based provider of personal hygiene products has agreed to settle an ICC claim against a Brazilian pharmaceuticals group over a €300 million acquisition.

17 September 2021

Kosovan agency defeats Croatian mining claim

An UNCITRAL tribunal has rejected a Croatian mining company’s €18 million claim against a Kosovan government agency over a contract to develop a magnesite mine that was terminated on grounds of poor performance.

16 September 2021

Live Nation to settle Mexican M&A dispute

Live Nation has revived a deal to acquire a Mexican live entertainment business for over US$440 million, suspending an ICC arbitration in which it had sought to abort the purchase because of the covid-19 pandemic.

15 September 2021

Delhi airport metro award reinstated

The Indian Supreme Court has reinstated a US$632 million award won by an affiliate of Reliance Infrastructure and its Spanish partner against an Indian state-owned entity over defects in an airport express metro project in Delhi.

14 September 2021

Total to face trade secrets claim at ICC

A sole arbitrator at the ICC is to hear claims against the venture capital arm of France’s Total after a Houston start-up company accused it of fraud and misappropriation of trade secrets relating to a mobile fuel delivery service.

14 September 2021

Jones Day loses second bid for discovery from Orrick

Jones Day has again failed to persuade a US court to order Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe to testify in a JAMS arbitration it is pursuing against its former partner Michael Bühler.

10 September 2021

US discovery saga a damp squib

A New York electronics supplier has said it will withdraw a US Supreme Court petition over the availability of discovery for foreign commercial arbitrations – dashing practitioners’ hopes that a growing circuit split on the issue would soon be resolved.

09 September 2021

Korean insurance executive avoids put-option claim

An ICC tribunal has refused to order the chairman of one of South Korea’s largest insurance providers to purchase shares in the company at a price of US$1.8 billion despite finding he was in breach of a put-option clause.

06 September 2021

Belgian centre rules on multibillion pharma fraud claim

A US pharmaceutical company says it has prevailed in what is thought to be the largest-ever case heard at Belgian arbitral institution CEPANI, concerning alleged fraud during a US$4.3 billion acquisition.

03 September 2021

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