Topic: Emergency arbitration

Emergency arbitrator restrains Cameroon in mining dispute

An Australian mining company says it has won an interim order from an emergency arbitrator barring Cameroon from granting exploration rights to an iron ore deposit while their ICC dispute over the project is ongoing.

05 April 2022

Korean university sues over proceeds of Samsung settlement

A Korean university has asked a US court to freeze US$21 million in funds that were placed in escrow by order of an ICDR emergency arbitrator in a fight over the proceeds of a patent litigation against Samsung.

17 March 2022

Born criticises excessive court scrutiny of arbitral innovations

At a keynote at GAR Live Abu Dhabi today, Gary Born warned of courts applying an “ill-informed and counterproductive” level of scrutiny to innovative arbitral mechanisms that promote the speedy resolution of disputes.

09 February 2022

Enforcing emergency awards in Ukraine: near miss or impossibility?

Oleksandr Kushch of Aequo in Kiev considers the barriers to enforcing emergency arbitration awards in Ukraine following a recent ruling in an investment treaty dispute.

02 February 2022

PDVSA emergency award rebuffed in the Netherlands

A Dutch appeal court has refused to recognise an ICDR emergency award blocking Curaçao’s state-run refining company from targeting assets owned by Venezuela’s national oil and gas company PDVSA.

07 October 2021

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

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