Topic: Provisional measures

UK judge rejects apparent bias challenge in power dispute

A UK judge has refused to disqualify three arbitrators from a US$500 million power supply dispute that has led to allegations of fraud, while taking issue with the view that the UNCITRAL rules permit interim remedies to be granted in the form of an award.

18 October 2022

Greenland avoids interim measures in mining dispute

An Australian company bringing an arbitration against Greenland over a uranium mining ban has failed to get interim measures to restrain the island country from making a final decision on its bid for an exploitation licence.

26 September 2022

How a Nigerian steel saga settled after 14 years

More details have emerged about a multibillion-dollar ICC dispute that is said to have paralysed Nigeria’s steel industry for 14 years before the parties agreed to settle for a significantly reduced sum.

09 September 2022

GE enforces interim measures in Algerian power plant dispute

General Electric has persuaded a New York state court to enforce interim measures granted by an ICC tribunal against an Algerian state-owned entity in a dispute over a US$234 million power plant project.

28 April 2022

ICJ orders Russia to suspend military operations in Ukraine

The International Court of Justice has ordered Russia to immediately suspend military operations against Ukraine while it considers allegations they are in breach of a convention against genocide – with the Russian and Chinese judges on the court dissenting.

16 March 2022

Ukraine instructs Covington for ICJ claim against Russia

Ukraine has retained Covington & Burling as it launches a new claim at the International Court of Justice accusing Russia of using false claims of “genocide” to justify its invasion of the country.

28 February 2022

Freezing injunctions against non-signatories in the BVI

Peter Ferrer of Harneys considers a recent British Virgin Islands freezing injunction granted in aid of a foreign arbitration against non-signatories and how it departs from English principles.

25 February 2022

Uniper asks ICSID panel to enjoin German proceedings

German energy group Uniper has asked an ICSID tribunal to restrain the Dutch government from pursuing anti-arbitration proceedings in the German courts.

07 December 2021

EDF settles ICC dispute over sale of nuclear assets

UPDATED: Électricité de France has settled a dispute over the sale of its interest in three US nuclear power plants that led to a “baseball arbitration”, a rare use of the ICC’s pre-arbitral referee procedure and a full-blown ICC arbitration that produced an award within 10 months.

16 November 2021

Canadian miner seeks interim relief over Kyrgyz project

Canada’s Centerra Gold has asked a sole arbitrator to block Kyrgyzstan from causing “irreparable damage” to a mining project it seized earlier this year.

28 September 2021

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