Work Area: Commercial arbitration

Germany fights claim over cancelled toll project

Germany is defending a €560 million claim at the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), filed by two joint venture partners after their contract to build and operate a toll system was cancelled.

29 July 2020

Malaysian plantations agency heads to SIAC

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre is hearing a US$500 million dispute between a scandal-ridden Malaysian government agency and an Indonesian conglomerate arising from the controversial purchase of a stake in a plantations company.

29 July 2020

Ukrainian state entity reports win in arms dispute

A Ukrainian state-owned defence contractor says it has won almost US$9 million in an SCC claim against a US company whose management it accused of embezzling funds relating to a production line for projectile shells.

28 July 2020

Hilton can quiz partner over assets in Maldives

The Singapore Court of Appeal has ruled that US hotel group Hilton can gather information about assets in the Maldives held by its former business partner to help execute a pair of ICC awards – even though the Maldivian courts have so far denied enforcement.

27 July 2020

Spain and France not immune from oil spill suits

The Commercial Court in London has ruled that Spain and France cannot invoke sovereign immunity to avoid litigation brought by an insurance club over the two states’ alleged failure to honour arbitral awards relating to an oil spill in the Atlantic 18 years ago.

24 July 2020

Argentine grid manager faces PCA claim

A US-owned renewables producer has launched a claim at the Permanent Court of Arbitration against Argentina’s electricity market manager after a contract it had to build a solar park was rescinded.

23 July 2020

Shell faces challenge to Malaysian oil platform award

A Malaysian state-owned shipping company has applied to set aside an award worth over US$340 million won by a Shell subsidiary at the Asian International Arbitration Centre in a dispute over one of the country’s largest offshore oil fields.

22 July 2020

ICSID claimant pursues Tajik bank over Swiss award

An Austrian businessman has sought to enforce a Swiss Chambers award worth US$25 million against a Tajik state-owned bank after agreeing to suspend a related ICSID claim.

22 July 2020

Clifford Chance partner criticised in Deripaska feud

The Commercial Court in London has criticised Clifford Chance international arbitration partner Marie Berard for “lack of objectivity” after dismissing her client’s bid to have Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska committed to prison for contempt of court.

21 July 2020

Spanish ruling curbs judicial review of awards

Practitioners have welcomed a landmark ruling by Spain’s Constitutional Court that they say significantly restricts the ability of the judiciary to re-examine the merits of arbitral awards on the basis of public policy.

20 July 2020

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