Topic: Discovery

DIS to hear billion-dollar M&A dispute

A Hong Kong electronics company is seeking US discovery ahead of a claim at the German Institution of Arbitration, or DIS, over an alleged fraud in connection with its billion-dollar purchase of two car technology businesses.

26 February 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

US Supreme Court asked to rule on scope of discovery

A New York electronics supplier has asked the US Supreme Court to rule on whether the country's federal courts can grant discovery in aid of foreign commercial arbitrations – and resolve an increasing division in US case law.

08 December 2020

Dechert faces renewed discovery bid in Iraqi telecoms dispute

A joint venture between French telecoms group Orange and Kuwaiti logistics group Agility has asked a US court to compel Dechert to produce documents concerning an alleged bribery scheme in Iraq for use in a US$1 billion ICC arbitration over its stake in a Kurdish mobile operator.

01 December 2020

Subpoena sought in Saudi food app fight

A California court has been asked to grant discovery in aid of a DIFC-LCIA case over a Saudi food delivery app, while a Swiss electronics company has lodged a similar request in support of an ICC claim.

26 November 2020

Nigeria improperly used discovery for set aside bid, US court says

A US court has reversed its decision to compel discovery from a London-based hedge fund, finding Nigeria had misled the court by using evidence obtained in similar proceedings for a bid to set aside a US$10 billion award.

11 November 2020

Kazakhstan hunts claimant's assets after Soviet treaty win

After defeating a US$917 million claim under a Soviet investment treaty and winning costs, Kazakhstan has applied for discovery from various US banks to track down the claimant's assets and sources of funding.

06 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

Eni brings ICSID case over Nigeria corruption claims

Italian energy company Eni has launched an ICSID arbitration against Nigeria in response to the state’s allegations that its US$1 billion purchase of an oil prospecting licence was the product of corruption.

08 October 2020

US court split on discovery scope deepens

A US appeals court has refused to allow an electronics supplier to obtain evidence for use in a UK-seated arbitration – deepening a divide in the country’s courts on whether they can grant discovery in aid of foreign commercial arbitrations.

23 September 2020

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