Topic: Fraud and forgery

US discovery question may be resolved after all

Hopes that the US Supreme Court might soon rule on the availability of discovery for foreign commercial arbitration have been revived thanks to a petition by a German-owned car parts company in a dispute over a billion-dollar M&A.

23 September 2021

Total to face trade secrets claim at ICC

A sole arbitrator at the ICC is to hear claims against the venture capital arm of France’s Total after a Houston start-up company accused it of fraud and misappropriation of trade secrets relating to a mobile fuel delivery service.

14 September 2021

Ex-Cooley lawyer convicted of fraud

A court in London has convicted ex-Cooley lawyer Joshua Brien of defrauding the Commonwealth Secretariat and his former law firm out of over £600,000, including by misdirecting fees paid by an arbitration client and the government of the Maldives.

13 September 2021

Five convicted over fake arbitration in Geneva

A prominent international sports official and his former lawyer have received jail sentences after being convicted of forgery in Geneva over their role in a fake arbitration.

10 September 2021

Ghana’s central bank sees off LCIA claim

An LCIA tribunal has dismissed a US$480 million arbitration against the Bank of Ghana over a cancelled payments systems project after the claimant failed to post security for costs – a dispute that saw the bank raise allegations of fraud and corruption.

25 August 2021

Mega-award against Chevron blocked again in US

The heirs of a Saudi official have once again failed to enforce an US$18 billion award against Chevron in the United States, as their counsel face the prospect of court sanctions for allegedly relying on a “fabricated” news article.

17 August 2021

Brazilian miner’s claim against Steinmetz entities can proceed

The Court of Appeal in London has ruled that an LCIA award does not preclude Brazil’s Vale from bringing a US$500 million claim against entities beneficially owned by Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz to claw back some of the proceeds of a rescinded mining deal in Guinea.

16 July 2021

Expert firms settle feud over Glassdoor review

Atlanta-headquartered Secretariat has withdrawn a US litigation against rival expert witness firm HKA over a fake employee review on the website Glassdoor.

13 July 2021

King & Spalding sued by client in funded BIT case

A Dutch national who won a US$45 million investment treaty award against Vietnam is suing his arbitration counsel King & Spalding, accusing the firm of colluding with third-party funder Burford Capital to cheat him out of his due share of the proceeds.

15 June 2021

Dentons at odds with fired partner over Chinese client fees

Dentons has become embroiled in litigation and arbitration with a fired partner who accuses the firm of committing forgery to cheat a Chinese enforcement client out of tens of millions of dollars – allegations it calls an “utter fabrication”.

11 June 2021

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