Work Area: Commercial arbitration

BP defeats claim over tax liabilities

An AAA tribunal has dismissed a US$55 million claim against BP by subsidiaries of a Bermudan deepwater drilling contractor over tax liabilities.

06 August 2021

Jones Day renews discovery bid in Bühler dispute

Jones Day has once again asked a US court to force Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe to testify in a JAMS claim it is bringing against former partner Michael Bühler, whose move between the firms led to an arbitrator being replaced in an ICC case and an ensuing dispute over fees.

06 August 2021

Brazilian court stays pulp award over potential arbitrator conflict

A Brazilian appeal court has partially stayed an award on liability issued in a multibillion-dollar ICC dispute over the sale of a pulp maker, holding there is enough evidence that arbitrator Anderson Schreiber is conflicted to warrant pausing the transaction while a set aside bid is heard.

04 August 2021

Peruvian contractor defends lawyers accused of “switching sides”

A Peruvian contractor has hit back at allegations that its victory in an ICC dispute over a refinery project was tainted by two lawyers’ move to a different law firm, calling it “nothing more than an eleventh hour tantrum”.

03 August 2021

Egypt’s top court overturns port project award

Egypt’s Court of Cassation has set aside a US$490 million ICC award against an Egyptian state authority over its termination of a contract to build a container terminal facility, a decision it is said could have broad implications for disputes arising from similar agreements.

02 August 2021

Eni consortium loses claim over LNG facility

An international consortium including Italy’s Eni has lost an arbitration against the operator of a liquefied natural gas facility in Mississippi over a long-term contract allegedly frustrated by the shale gas revolution in the United States.

30 July 2021

Dana Gas declares quick win in dispute over Egyptian sale

Emirati energy company Dana Gas says it has defeated an LCIA claim brought by a US energy group over the aborted sale of Egyptian assets, less than three months after it was filed.

29 July 2021

Ukrainian banker avoids suit over arbitration settlement

The Commercial Court in London has refused to hear a claim against the former owner of a defunct Ukrainian bank over the proceeds of an arbitration settlement he negotiated with another Ukrainian facing extradition from an EU member state.

28 July 2021

“Grand corruption”: Dutch panel rules against dos Santos

UPDATED WITH AWARD: A Dutch-seated tribunal has ordered an entity owned by billionaire Isabel dos Santos to return shares worth over €650 million to Angola’s national oil and gas company, ruling they were acquired illegally.

27 July 2021

Brazilian distributor wins billion-dollar dispute with Hyundai

An ICC tribunal in Frankfurt has ruled in a billion-dollar dispute over a distributor’s right to import Hyundai cars to Brazil, ruling the Korean company had no basis for refusing to renew their contract for another decade.

26 July 2021

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