Work Area: Commercial arbitration

Argentine footballer settles image rights dispute

Argentine footballer and Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has settled an ICC arbitration worth around €35 million with his former agent over image rights, a dispute that reportedly scuppered potential moves to English clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

26 January 2021

US Supreme Court won’t rule again on arbitrability

The US Supreme Court will not issue a second ruling in a case based on whether arbitrators can decide the issue of arbitrability.

26 January 2021

IP firm targeted in Saudi food app dispute

A US court has been asked to compel a DC-based intellectual property boutique to turn over evidence for use in a DIFC-LCIA arbitration over a Saudi food delivery app.

25 January 2021

Steinmetz found guilty of corruption in Geneva

A court in Geneva has found Israeli-French billionaire Beny Steinmetz guilty of paying bribes to secure mining rights in Guinea – allegations that have also been the subject of ICSID and LCIA arbitrations.

22 January 2021

Agent can’t revive ICC claim after “kickbacks”

A Swiss court has upheld an ICC award that blocked a Panamanian company from recovering agency commissions from a client after it emerged the agent’s founder had paid “kickbacks” to one of the client’s employees.

21 January 2021

Mexican satellite fraud claim fails at ICDR

Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES has applied to enforce a costs award after fending off fraud claims brought by a Mexican business partner in an ICDR arbitration.

21 January 2021

Salomon award upheld in Snoop Dogg royalties dispute

CORRECTED: A US court has upheld an award issued by ICC Court president-elect Claudia Salomon against a French cognac producer in a dispute arising in part from missed royalty payments to US rapper Snoop Dogg.

20 January 2021

Belt and Road project in Jordan spawns ICC claims

Jordan and one of its state-owned entities have launched ICC claims against a company awarded a US$2.1 billion contract to build a power station and mine as part of China’s Belt and Road initiative.

20 January 2021

Disputes arise from Colombian hydro disaster

UPDATED: A Colombian public utility is seeking US$1.6 billion from a Spanish insurer following the collapse of a hydroelectric dam which caused a major flood, while another billion-dollar dispute with the consortiums behind the project has also gone to arbitration.

18 January 2021

Meydan racetrack award upheld in Dubai

A special committee formed to resolve disputes involving UAE real estate developer Meydan has upheld a US$313 million DIAC award won by a Malaysian property company over a cancelled contract to build a racecourse.

18 January 2021

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