Topic: M&A disputes

The HKIAC’s Russian permit: a game-changer for Russian M&A disputes?

As the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre becomes the first foreign arbitral institution to be licensed to administer cases in Russia, Alexey Yadykin of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Moscow considers what it could mean for arbitration of Russian M&A disputes.

01 May 2019

Post-M&A dispute heads to Swiss chambers

Swiss energy company Alpiq has brought an arbitration in Switzerland against France’s Bouygues Construction to resolve a purchase price adjustment dispute following the €750 million sale of its engineering services business last year.

13 February 2019

Discovery sought in aid of DIS claim

A company owned by the city of Frankfurt has applied to a US court for discovery in support of a potential claim at the German Arbitration Institute, or DIS, arising from German energy company E.ON’s proposed €30 billion takeover of a domestic competitor.

04 February 2019

Glovemaker M&A prompts fraud claim in Singapore

A listed Malaysian manufacturer of rubber gloves has launched a SIAC arbitration alleging it was defrauded into making a US$340 million acquisition earlier this year.

11 July 2018

Dutch court lifts asset freeze in Chinese M&A dispute

A Dutch court has ruled that a Chinese state-owned food company should not have been permitted to levy attachments worth US$1.7 billion in aid of an ICC arbitration, holding that relief granted by an emergency arbitrator should suffice while a dispute over its purchase of a grain trader is pending.

05 April 2018

Egyptian billionaire’s company liable in post-M&A dispute

An abortive discovery request in Delaware has shed light on efforts by a Russian-owned telecoms multinational to enforce an LCIA award worth more than €150 million against the holding company of Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris and his family.

23 March 2018

Asian M&A dispute goes to ICC in Hong Kong

Weeks after the detention of its chairman in an anti-corruption probe, embattled Chinese insurer Anbang has filed an ICC claim worth US$610 million in a dispute over its purchase of a Korean life insurance business.

28 June 2017

The sexy world of M&A arbitration

Declared a “sexy” area of specialism by Stephen Jagusch QC in a keynote speech, M&A disputes managed to hold the interest of 200 delegates from around the world at a two-day event in Warsaw.

01 June 2017

Philips wins M&A dispute with Japanese group

26 April 2016

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