Work Area: Commercial arbitration

Carlsberg wins South Asian joint venture dispute

A SIAC tribunal chaired by Jan Paulsson has ruled in favour of Carlsberg in a US$1.5 billion dispute relating to its businesses in Nepal and India, giving the Danish brewer the right to buy its partner out of a joint venture.

18 August 2022

Hong Kong award surfaces in tech investment dispute

A Chinese asset management group has asked a US court to enforce a US$145 million HKIAC award against the co-founder of a mobile internet services company in which it invested.

17 August 2022

Vancouver arbitration centre introduces new rules

The Vancouver International Arbitration Centre has adopted new rules for commercial disputes, including provisions on expedited procedures and emergency relief.

16 August 2022

ICDR arbitrator decides multibillion life sciences dispute

A sole arbitrator at the ICDR has ruled in favour of Daiichi Sankyo in a dispute potentially worth billions of dollars over rights to technology the Japanese drugmaker is using in cancer medicines.

15 August 2022

Seeds of success: Bayer declares win in multibillion M&A dispute

German biotechnology company Bayer has defeated an ICC claim relating to the €7.4 billion sale of part of its crop science business to chemical producer BASF.

12 August 2022

Solar panel maker argues TotalEnergies fraud suit should go to ICC

A Chinese solar panel manufacturer has told a US court that a US$100 million fraud litigation brought by the renewables arm of France’s TotalEnergies belongs in ICC arbitration.

12 August 2022

A loss and a win for Peru

A US infrastructure group has won a US$177 million ICC award against a Peruvian government agency over a terminated project to build rural telecoms networks, as the Andean state announces it has defeated a US$97 million treaty claim by an oil investor.

11 August 2022

Sinopec wins damages in Ecuador oil dispute

Chinese state-owned energy company Sinopec has won a US$64 million award against Ecuador’s national oil company over three Amazonian projects, a case that saw Quinn Emanuel partner David Orta disqualified as arbitrator because of his ties to the claimant’s counsel.

10 August 2022

Rwandan state entity loses power plant claim

A Rwandan state entity has lost a US$80 million UNCITRAL claim against the UK-owned operator of a first-of-its-kind power plant on one of Africa’s Great Lakes.

10 August 2022

Ghanaian opposition raises alarm over oilfield dispute

Ghana’s opposition party has raised concerns that the country could be saddled with a multibillion-dollar arbitral debt thanks to government directives requiring Italy’s Eni and its Swiss partner to merge their oilfield with that of a rival operator.

09 August 2022

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