Work Area: Commercial arbitration

Pre-enforcement relief denied in Indian airline dispute

The Delhi High Court has refused to grant interim relief ahead of the enforcement of an LCIA award in a dispute between the founders of India’s largest airline – shedding light on the outcome of the arbitration.

13 October 2021

Tesco award reaches checkout

UK supermarket chain Tesco says it has paid a £119 million award after it was held liable in a dispute over the multibillion-dollar sale of its Korean retail business.

11 October 2021

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Qatari sports broadcaster

Saudi Arabia is lifting its ban on Qatari state-backed broadcaster beIN Sport, paving the way for the potential settlement of a billion-dollar investment treaty dispute and a UK arbitration over the purchase of an English football club.

07 October 2021

PDVSA emergency award rebuffed in the Netherlands

A Dutch appeal court has refused to recognise an ICDR emergency award blocking Curaçao’s state-run refining company from targeting assets owned by Venezuela’s national oil and gas company PDVSA.

07 October 2021

Agility and Orange win fraud claim against Lebanese bank

A joint venture between Kuwaiti logistics group Agility and France’s Orange has won a fraud claim against a Lebanese bank concerning an investment in an Iraqi mobile operator that is the subject of two ICSID cases.

05 October 2021

Chevron wins set-aside in fight over Australian gas project

An Australian court has upheld Chevron’s bid to set aside an interim award in a US$290 million dispute over labour costs at a massive offshore gas project, ruling that the arbitrators erred by allowing a contractor to reopen issues of liability.

05 October 2021

Trump loses claim against former aide

A reality TV star and former political aide to Donald Trump has defeated an American Arbitration Association claim in which the former US president alleged she broke a non-disclosure agreement by saying disparaging things about him, including in a tell-all book.

05 October 2021

Milan award survives challenge to ex-colleagues

An Italian court has refused to set aside two ICC awards against a Tecnimont subsidiary because of the failure of two arbitrators to disclose that they formerly worked at the same Swiss law firm – a challenge previously rejected by the ICC Court.

04 October 2021

Samsung Heavy settles oil platform dispute

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries has settled a US$600 million ICC arbitration with Japanese oil company Inpex that arose from the late completion of a project to build the world’s largest floating offshore gas processing unit off the Australian coast.

04 October 2021

Japanese contractor declares win in oil sands dispute

A Japanese engineering company says it has largely defeated a US$240 million claim by the operator of an Alberta oil sands project.

30 September 2021

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