Work Area: Commercial arbitration

Egypt's top court issues wide-ranging decision

Egyptian arbitrator Mohamed Abdel Wahab describes an important decision of Egypt's top court that considers matters including estoppel and waiver, whether foreign counsel can appear in arbitrations seated in the country, the scope of judicial review of arbitral awards and the approach to virtual hearings.

06 November 2020

Corruption defence fails in Singapore

The Singapore High Court has enforced an ad hoc award in favour of one of the world’s largest energy traders despite a third party’s admission that the contract was procured corruptly.

06 November 2020

Lockdown in India leads to LCIA challenge

The majority shareholder in an Indian razor-blade maker has failed to disqualify all three members of an LCIA tribunal over their refusal to postpone a hearing because of the covid-19 pandemic.

04 November 2020

JAMS decides biotech IP dispute

A JAMS arbitrator has reportedly rejected a California biotech company’s claim that one of its co-founders misappropriated trade secrets relating to developing treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

03 November 2020

ICC arbitrators targeted in Kenyan mobile dispute

A Kenyan company has obtained a court order in Nairobi requiring the ICC to turn over documents for use in a fraud suit against an arbitrator – and says it has filed related criminal complaints against tribunal members in France and Austria.

02 November 2020

ICC panel rules in cancer treatment dispute

An Austrian pharmaceuticals company has reportedly prevailed in a €2 billion ICC dispute with a Taiwanese partner that sought to end their agreement to develop and market a blood cancer drug.

30 October 2020

Detained US investor settles Russian bank fight

A US businessman’s private equity group has settled a dispute over control of a Russian bank that led to LCIA arbitrations and litigation in five countries, while he remains under house arrest in Moscow on separate criminal charges.

30 October 2020

US court confirms Indian satellite award

A US court has confirmed a US$562 million ICC award against Indian state-owned satellite company Antrix, rejecting suggestions that the tribunal had been improperly constituted.

29 October 2020

German court hears challenge to M&A insurance award

A Frankfurt court has been hearing a challenge to an award in favour of US insurer AIG in a dispute over €270 million in losses incurred by a Japanese construction group as a result of an ill-fated acquisition.

28 October 2020

Amazon wins emergency relief in Singapore

An emergency arbitrator in Singapore has ordered an Indian conglomerate to pause the US$3.4 billion sale of its retail business until Amazon’s bid to stop the deal is heard by a SIAC tribunal.

26 October 2020

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