Topic: Non-signatories

Wrong respondent derails Belt and Road award

A Hong Kong court has set aside a Swedish arbitrator’s US$18 million HKIAC award against a Chinese pipeline company relating to the Belt and Road initiative after concluding that the wrong entity was named as respondent.

09 March 2021

Mexican satellite fraud claim fails at ICDR

Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES has applied to enforce a costs award after fending off fraud claims brought by a Mexican business partner in an ICDR arbitration.

21 January 2021

ICC panel told to revisit Bangladeshi diesel plant award

The Swiss Supreme Court has ordered an ICC tribunal to reconsider its decision to uphold jurisdiction over claims against a South Korean subcontractor on a project to build a diesel power plant in Bangladesh.

14 December 2020

Pinsent Masons knocks out bulk of negligence suit

The High Court in London has dismissed most of a £185 million negligence suit against Pinsent Masons relating to a Chinese sportswear group’s missing assets – while refusing to stay the remainder of the claim on the basis of an HKIAC arbitration clause.

26 October 2020

Brazilian airline’s award enforced in Cayman Islands

The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands has enforced a Brazilian airline’s US$55 million ICC award against two private equity funds, ruling that the arbitrators were entitled to decide the case on a legal ground not pleaded by the parties.

19 August 2020

Panama court sets aside award against non-signatories

The Panamanian Supreme Court has partially annulled an award in favour of an Ecuadorean port authority that held affiliates of a Hong Kong conglomerate liable under a concession contract that they had not signed.

14 May 2019

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