Topic: Discovery

DC court grants discovery for DIFC-LCIA case

As the US Supreme Court receives amicus briefs on whether US law permits discovery in aid of foreign commercial arbitrations, a court in Washington, DC, has found that a DIFC-LCIA proceeding qualifies for such assistance because the institution is “state-sponsored”.

14 May 2021

Funder targets Crowell partner in fight over Pakistan award

A Cayman hedge fund that helped to finance an arbitration against Pakistan has sought leave to subpoena a partner at Crowell & Moring who acted in the case, amid a dispute over more than US$28 million in award proceeds.

26 April 2021

Eyewear maker can’t get look at covid docs

A Dutch appeal court has refused to allow French-Italian eyewear maker EssilorLuxottica to obtain discovery in a dispute over a €5.5 billion takeover disrupted by the covid-19 pandemic.

08 April 2021

Tethyan targets law firms over Pakistan hotel

An Australian mining venture is seeking discovery from two international law firms and a hotel management company in aid of its efforts to enforce a US$6 billion ICSID award against Pakistan.

29 March 2021

US Supreme Court to rule on scope of discovery

UPDATED: The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal over whether the country's federal courts can grant discovery in aid of foreign commercial arbitrations – potentially resolving a growing division in US case law.

22 March 2021

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

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