Topic: Emergency arbitration

Jailed businessman fails in emergency claim against Angola

An emergency arbitrator at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce has refused to hear an imprisoned businessman’s request for relief against Angola ahead of a bilateral investment treaty claim on the basis that she lacked jurisdiction.

21 June 2021

Bond call can proceed in Rwandan power plant dispute

The Commercial Court in London has refused to restrain a call on a bond in a dispute over the US$215 million construction of a peat-fired power plant in Rwanda pending an ICC emergency arbitration in Singapore.

15 April 2021

Does India recognise emergency awards?

On the same day the Delhi High Court enforced a SIAC emergency arbitrator’s order restraining Amazon’s Indian business partner from proceeding with a US$3.4 billion asset sale, a panel at GAR Interactive India discussed the value of emergency relief in the jurisdiction.

24 March 2021

Sierra Leone loses challenge to ICC award

An English court has upheld an ICC tribunal’s decision to allow a mining company’s claims against Sierra Leone to go forward – dismissing arguments the claimant was required to observe a three-month “cooling off” period before bringing the arbitration.

15 February 2021

Amazon enforces SIAC emergency order in India

The Delhi High Court has provisionally enforced a SIAC emergency arbitrator’s order restraining Amazon’s Indian business partner from proceeding with a US$3.4 billion asset sale.

02 February 2021

Russian bank loses Ukrainian appeal over emergency award

Ukraine’s Supreme Court has affirmed that an SCC emergency arbitrator award restraining the forcible sale of assets of a Russian state-owned bank cannot be enforced.

27 January 2021

Emergency arbitration recognised in India

The Delhi High Court has refused to restrain Amazon from trying to block a US$3.4 billion transaction in India’s retail sector, confirming that Indian law does not prohibit recourse to an emergency arbitrator.

04 January 2021

Amazon wins emergency relief in Singapore

An emergency arbitrator in Singapore has ordered an Indian conglomerate to pause the US$3.4 billion sale of its retail business until Amazon’s bid to stop the deal is heard by a SIAC tribunal.

26 October 2020

Russian bank’s emergency award rebuffed in Ukraine

The Kiev Court of Appeal has refused to enforce an SCC emergency arbitrator award that restrained Ukraine from forcibly selling the assets of a Russian state-owned development bank.

17 September 2020

Moldova restrained from rescinding airport concession

An SCC emergency arbitrator has ordered Moldova to refrain from terminating a concession to operate the country’s main international airport while an investor pursues an €885 million treaty claim.

03 August 2020

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