Work Area: Commercial arbitration

Magnate sees setback in Australian mining dispute

An Australian court has overturned the enforcement of a pair of awards in favour of a mining magnate pursuing a US$21 billion arbitration against Western Australia – as he challenges emergency legislation passed by the state government to thwart his claim.

25 November 2020

SIAC to hear claim over Cambodian power plant

UPDATED: A Singaporean engineering group has lodged a SIAC claim over tariff revisions affecting a power plant located within a special economic zone in Cambodia.

19 November 2020

Eni barred from “collateral attack” on LNG award

The Delaware Supreme Court has barred an affiliate of Eni from pursuing a second arbitration against the operator of an LNG terminal in Mississippi on the basis that all its claims were a “collateral attack” on a prior ICDR award worth US$371 million.

18 November 2020

Argentine grid manager facing third claim

A third renewables investor is bringing an UNCITRAL claim against Argentina’s electricity market manager at the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

17 November 2020

Ukraine faces claim over cancelled road project

A Chinese state-owned company is preparing to launch an international arbitration against Ukraine over the termination of a road repair contract.

13 November 2020

Shanghai arbitration clause fails to halt winding-up

A Hong Kong affiliate of industrial fishing group Pacific Andes cannot rely on a SHIAC arbitration clause to protect itself from winding-up proceedings because the clause was irrelevant to its debt, a court has found.

13 November 2020

ICC panel rules in Colombian gold dispute

A Canadian gold miner says it has defeated a US$50 million ICC claim brought by a customer in Colombia over the termination of a supply agreement.

12 November 2020

Azerbaijani state entity prevails in billion-dollar case

An LCIA tribunal has reportedly awarded damages to Azerbaijan’s national oil company in a billion-dollar dispute with a Turkish shipping group, whose founder has accused the state entity of providing false testimony that led to his imprisonment.

09 November 2020

Scottish power company wins early round of Yemeni dispute

A UK court has ruled that a Scottish power generation company operating in war-torn Yemen should not be liable for a payout to a local trading group until a DIFC-LCIA tribunal determines a US$30 million claim over whether their contract was validly terminated.

09 November 2020

Ramsey “wrong” in Hong Kong rail case

A Hong Kong court has affirmed that the UK's Sir Vivian Ramsey QC erred in law in a dispute over an express rail link between Hong Kong and mainland China.

09 November 2020

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