Work Area: Enforcement and set-aside

US judge won’t stand down in Chevron award battle

A group of Saudi and Egyptian claimants have failed to disqualify a US judge hearing their bid to enforce a US$18 billion award against Chevron over his alleged connections to the oil company and its counsel.

16 October 2020

Odebrecht bribery ruling upheld in Colombia

Colombia’s highest administrative court has upheld an award that nullified an Odebrecht consortium’s contract for a billion-dollar highway construction on grounds of corruption – a project that has also given rise to ICC claims and the threat of an investment treaty arbitration.

14 October 2020

Japanese distributor liable over diabetes products

A Chinese-owned developer of products for diabetes sufferers has applied to a US court to enforce a US$22.6 million ICC award against its Japanese former parent company concerning a terminated distribution deal.

14 October 2020

Pasta maker can’t reheat fraud claim

A German family-owned pasta business has failed to reopen a Stockholm Chamber of Commerce award in favour of a US distributor on the basis of new evidence that allegedly showed it rested on fraudulent contracts.

13 October 2020

How an asset recovery team can help enforce against a sovereign state

Sovereign states have more resources, legal protections and avenues to deter or delay enforcement than your typical debtor. Given the many hurdles involved in proceedings against them, Phoebe Waters of Burford Capital explains why claimants with an award against a state are wise to engage an asset recovery team to assist them with enforcement.

08 October 2020

SIAC award survives challenge over excluded in-house rep

The Singapore High Court has upheld a SIAC award despite allegations that the tribunal breached procedure by preventing the claimant’s general manager from serving as co-counsel alongside its external lawyer.

06 October 2020

Ammonia pipeline award upheld in Ukraine

The Supreme Court of Ukraine has dismissed a Russian chemicals group’s challenge to an award won by the Ukrainian state-owned operator of the world’s longest ammonia pipeline in a US$190 million dispute over transit tariffs.

24 September 2020

Interim award upheld in mega-claim over Iranian gas

Iran’s national oil company has failed to overturn an interim award in favour of the UAE’s Crescent Petroleum in an US$18.6 billion dispute over a terminated gas supply deal.

22 September 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

Libya challenges treaty award in US court

Libya has asked a US court to vacate an investment treaty award that requires it to pay more than €83 million to an Austrian investor in six construction projects that were disrupted by the country’s 2011 revolution.

16 September 2020

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