Topic: Fraud and forgery

Edison loses award challenge in environmental dispute

A Swiss court has upheld an ICC award requiring Italian power utility Edison to pay over €91 million to Belgian chemicals producer Solvay for breaches of environmental guarantees relating to the sale of two industrial plants two decades ago.

16 February 2022

Malaysian state entity defeats Brazilian oilfield claim

A Brazilian energy company says an ICC tribunal has rejected its US$1.5 billion claim against a subsidiary of Malaysia’s national oil and gas company Petronas over its decision to pull out of a deal to acquire oil assets off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

15 February 2022

Nigeria revives discovery bids in US and BVI

Nigeria has overturned orders in the courts of the US and British Virgin Islands that blocked it from obtaining discovery to support its allegations that a gas company procured a US$10 billion award against the state through fraud.

08 February 2022

Austrian pharma company alleges arbitral fraud

An Austrian pharmaceuticals company has asked a US court to grant discovery to support criminal allegations that its Taiwanese partner has made fraudulent statements in two ICC arbitrations arising from a multibillion-euro dispute over a blood cancer drug.

20 January 2022

Vietnam media group liable in M&A dispute

A SIAC tribunal has ordered a Vietnamese media group to pay nearly US$27 million to the Korean buyers of its interest in an electronic payments business that was implicated in an illegal online gambling ring.

13 January 2022

LCIA panel upholds Russian bank fraud claim

An LCIA tribunal has reportedly upheld fraud claims by two bailed-out banks against companies linked to the family of a Russian property tycoon but is still to rule on a claim for US$475 million in losses.

17 December 2021

Russian and Italian banks win round of oil services dispute

An English court has upheld a US$43 million LCIA award in favour of Russia’s Gazprombank and its Italian partner in an oil services venture while refusing to disqualify the arbitrators from related arbitrations.

14 December 2021

Bühler faces bid to revive conflict complaint

After the Paris Bar Council cleared him of an alleged conflict of interests relating to work at his old firm Jones Day, international arbitration practitioner Michael Bühler is facing a novel effort to reopen the allegation in the French courts.

10 December 2021

Success fee row leads to fraud conviction

A French-Italian consultant is fighting to overturn her conviction on fraud charges over her work on an enforcement matter against Equatorial Guinea – a saga that has also led to an ICC award finding she was wrongly deprived of a success fee.

10 December 2021

Old foe of DRC targets “stolen” assets in Maryland

A US investment firm seeking to collect on a nearly two-decade old arbitral debt from the Democratic Republic of the Congo is targeting properties in Maryland allegedly acquired by relatives of the country’s former president Joseph Kabila with stolen government funds.

08 December 2021

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