Work Area: Commercial arbitration

Russian software group seeks US discovery for LCIA case

A subsidiary of a Russian software group has applied to a Delaware court for discovery from the private equity arm of JPMorgan Chase for use in an LCIA arbitration.

28 August 2020

Dow seeks to enforce award over chlorine facility

Michigan-based Dow Chemical has applied to a New York district court to confirm an ICC award relating to a chlorine production facility in Louisiana.

28 August 2020

Swiss award enforced after Tajik bank’s no-show

A US court has enforced a Swiss Chambers award worth US$24.6 million against a Tajik state-owned bank, as a related ICSID claim remains paused.

27 August 2020

UK crime agency won’t be joined to fight over 1MDB-linked funds

The High Court in London has dismissed an attempt to join the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) to litigation over the proceeds of an arbitral award that Malaysian authorities have linked to the 1MDB corruption scandal.

26 August 2020

Joint bank accounts can be garnished in Singapore

The Singapore High Court has ruled for the first time that a joint bank account can be garnished where there is a strong prima facie basis to conclude that all the money in the account belongs to the debtor.

26 August 2020

SIAC panel rules in Philippine mining dispute

An Australian mining company has reported a win before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre in a dispute over a joint venture to develop a US$463 million copper and gold project in the Philippines.

25 August 2020

Settlement bars Petrobras claim over refinery bribes

A Texas state appeal court has affirmed that Brazil’s Petrobras is barred from pursuing bribery claims in an ICDR arbitration over the purchase of a US oil refinery because of a settlement agreed eight years ago.

25 August 2020

ICC claim over LatAm casino venture to settle

South African casino hotel chain Sun International has agreed to settle a dispute with its Chilean joint venture partner that gave rise to an ICC arbitration and sell its stake in the venture for US$160 million.

21 August 2020

Singapore assets frozen in fight over historic property

The Singapore High Court has granted a freezing order in aid of a SIAC arbitration over the sale of a property of historical importance in the city-state, finding that the settlement of related litigation did not make the request irregular.

20 August 2020

Brazilian airline’s award enforced in Cayman Islands

The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands has enforced a Brazilian airline’s US$55 million ICC award against two private equity funds, ruling that the arbitrators were entitled to decide the case on a legal ground not pleaded by the parties.

19 August 2020

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