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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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