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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
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
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
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
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
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
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claim against entities beneficially owned by Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz to claw back some of the proceeds of a rescinded mining deal in Guinea.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
Atlanta-headquartered Secretariat has withdrawn a US litigation against rival expert witness firm HKA over a fake employee review on the website Glassdoor.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
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 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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