Work Area: Enforcement and set-aside

New law casts doubt on enforcement against Egypt

Practitioners in Egypt have expressed concern at a new law granting the Supreme Constitutional Court the power to invalidate decisions rendered against the state by international institutions, despite a last-minute change to the bill to remove express mention of arbitration.

16 September 2021

Delhi airport metro award reinstated

The Indian Supreme Court has reinstated a US$632 million award won by an affiliate of Reliance Infrastructure and its Spanish partner against an Indian state-owned entity over defects in an airport express metro project in Delhi.

14 September 2021

Nigeria fights to reverse Chinese investor’s treaty win

Nigeria has asked a UK court to overturn the first known investment treaty award won by a mainland Chinese investor against an African state, in a dispute over a soured joint venture to develop a free trade zone near Lagos.

13 September 2021

Singapore court upholds duty to consider corruption

The Singapore International Commercial Court has upheld two BIT awards favouring Laos in a billion-dollar dispute with two gaming companies, ruling that arbitrators have a “public duty” to review evidence of corruption presented to them.

10 September 2021

Guinea fails in corruption challenge to telecoms award

With the country in the midst of a military coup, Guinea has failed to persuade a Paris court to overturn a US$25 million ICC award won by a Seychelles-based telecoms group on grounds of corruption.

07 September 2021

Arbitration revamped in Ecuador

Rodrigo Jijón, Javier Jaramillo and Patricio Quevedo of Pérez Bustamante & Ponce in Quito consider newly enacted regulations in Ecuador that they say strengthen the country’s chances of becoming a regional arbitration hub.

31 August 2021

Chinese state entities lose appeal over Mongolia claim

A US appeals court has rejected three Chinese state-owned entities’ second attempt to revive an investment treaty claim against Mongolia over an iron ore deposit.

26 August 2021

Lagos centre’s award against Nigeria lands in DC

An engineering company that was hired to combat gully erosion in Nigeria has asked a US court to enforce an award against the state, which was issued by an arbitral institution in Lagos.

26 August 2021

Assignee of ICSID award seeks to collect from Argentina

A Delaware entity that acquired the rights to a US$320 million ICSID award against Argentina has applied to enforce it in the US in the wake of a dispute with the administrators of the original claimants.

25 August 2021

Devas shareholders win discovery order against Indian state entity

A US court has ordered an Indian state-owned satellite company to provide discovery to Mauritian shareholders in Bangalore telecoms company Devas Multimedia as they attempt to enforce a billion-dollar ICC award.

25 August 2021

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