Topic: M&A disputes

Alpiq pays to settle M&A dispute

Swiss energy company Alpiq has settled a €300 million dispute over the sale of its engineering services business that had been playing out in arbitration in Zurich.

07 January 2021

Emergency arbitration recognised in India

The Delhi High Court has refused to restrain Amazon from trying to block a US$3.4 billion transaction in India’s retail sector, confirming that Indian law does not prohibit recourse to an emergency arbitrator.

04 January 2021

M&A insurance award upheld in Frankfurt

A Frankfurt court has dismissed a Japanese construction group’s challenge to an award in favour of US insurer AIG, holding that a tribunal did not ignore witness testimony in an arbitration over the unwitting purchase of a heavily indebted company.

30 November 2020

German court hears challenge to M&A insurance award

A Frankfurt court has been hearing a challenge to an award in favour of US insurer AIG in a dispute over €270 million in losses incurred by a Japanese construction group as a result of an ill-fated acquisition.

28 October 2020

Amazon wins emergency relief in Singapore

An emergency arbitrator in Singapore has ordered an Indian conglomerate to pause the US$3.4 billion sale of its retail business until Amazon’s bid to stop the deal is heard by a SIAC tribunal.

26 October 2020

Accountant rejects earnout claim after sale of brickmaking assets

A German building materials company has lost its claim for a US$100 million earnout payment arising from its US$1.4 billion sale of assets to a US buyer.

15 October 2020

Amazon files SIAC claim to halt Indian retail deal

Amazon has launched a SIAC claim against an Indian conglomerate to block the US$3.4 billion sale of its retail business to Reliance Industries.

12 October 2020

Buffett group brings fraud suit against Jones Day

A conglomerate controlled by US billionaire Warren Buffett that won a €643 million award after claiming it was defrauded into buying a German piping business has now filed a lawsuit in Texas against Jones Day – alleging the law firm was part of the scheme.

02 October 2020

Claims filed over multibillion-euro eyewear merger

Franco-Italian eyewear group EssilorLuxottica is facing a pair of arbitrations over its planned €5.5 billion purchase of a rival Dutch brand, after raising concerns about measures taken by the target company to mitigate the impact of covid-19.

30 July 2020

Danish panel decides M&A fraud claim

A Nordic private equity firm says it has been awarded €87 million after prevailing on a fraud claim arising from its purchase of an ice-cream equipment maker, though the seller disputes this account of the award.

23 June 2020

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