Work Area: Enforcement and set-aside

Hitachi awaits award in Stockholm metro dispute

Stockholm’s public transport authority is challenging a liability award in favour of a subsidiary of Japan’s Hitachi as a final award is awaited in their US$235 million dispute over a signalling system for the city’s metro.

22 October 2021

Kazakh road authority sees off challenge to SIAC award

A Turkish contractor has lost its challenge to a nearly US$18 million SIAC award in favour of Kazakhstan’s road authority, with a Paris court ruling that complaints over procedural unfairness should have been raised in the arbitration.

19 October 2021

Haiti fails to stay claim as central bank assets unfrozen

A New York state court has refused to grant Haiti a stay of a US$94 million ad hoc arbitration brought by a US-owned petroleum supplier, after a federal court lifted an attachment on assets owned by the Caribbean state’s central bank.

18 October 2021

Peruvian refinery award survives “side-switching” challenge

A Miami court has confirmed a US$40 million ICC award relating to the upgrade of a Peruvian refinery, rejecting a Spanish contractor’s arguments that the proceedings were tainted because two members of its counsel team joined the opposing side’s law firm while the case was pending.

15 October 2021

Another set-aside bid fails in Manila casino saga

The Singapore Court of Appeal has upheld a US$296 million award that requires a Manila gaming resort owner to facilitate a share sale if it fails to pay damages – affirming the tribunal’s power to fashion a “pragmatic” remedy.

14 October 2021

French bribery ruling overturned in Alstom case

France’s Court of Cassation has found that a lower court erred when it blocked enforcement of an ICC award against Alstom because of alleged evidence of bribery.

13 October 2021

Pre-enforcement relief denied in Indian airline dispute

The Delhi High Court has refused to grant interim relief ahead of the enforcement of an LCIA award in a dispute between the founders of India’s largest airline – shedding light on the outcome of the arbitration.

13 October 2021

Kyrgyzstan trounces telecoms claim

Kyrgyzstan says it has defeated a claim worth nearly US$300 million over the alleged expropriation of a mobile operator, with a tribunal finding the investment was tainted by corruption.

12 October 2021

Congo accuses Derains of corruption

The Republic of the Congo has filed a criminal complaint alleging that a billion-euro ICC award against the state was obtained through corruption on the part of Yves Derains – allegations the leading French arbitrator has dismissed as “pure inventions”.

11 October 2021

Russia challenges latest Yukos award

Russia has applied to set aside a multibillion-dollar award rendered in one of the second wave of Energy Charter Treaty cases relating to the collapse of Yukos.

11 October 2021

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