Topic: Provisional measures

Georgian businessman fails to renew emergency relief

A Georgian-UK dual national who obtained an SCC emergency arbitrator award restraining Georgia from selling attached assets belonging to his tobacco business has failed in a bid to have the interim relief renewed.

12 August 2019

ICJ rejects UAE’s bid for measures against Qatar

The International Court of Justice has rejected a request by the United Arab Emirates for provisional measures pending a ruling on whether its blockade of Qatar is in breach of a treaty against racial discrimination.

17 June 2019

Switzerland seeks release of vessel and crew from Nigeria

The Swiss government has applied to a UN court in Hamburg for provisional measures in support of an arbitration against Nigeria to secure the release of a gas oil tanker and its crew that were seized by the west African state’s navy more than a year ago.

23 May 2019

ICSID measures fail to halt extradition of witness

The High Court in London has affirmed that it was not an abuse of process for Romanian authorities to seek to extradite a German businessman to face bribery charges despite the recommendation of an ICSID tribunal that the arrest warrant against him should be temporarily withdrawn.

11 April 2019

Claimant jailed in Kuwait seeks interim measures to secure release

A Russian businesswoman bringing an investment treaty claim against Kuwait has applied for interim measures to secure her temporary release from prison in the country while her claim is heard.

29 March 2019

Al Jazeera obtains measures over jailed journalist

An ICSID tribunal has recommended that Egypt grant Al Jazeera necessary access to an imprisoned journalist and ensure his humane treatment so that he can testify in an arbitration concerning an alleged state campaign of harassment against the Qatari broadcaster.

14 March 2019

Iran wins measures from ICJ over US sanctions

The International Court of Justice has issued provisional measures requiring the United States to ease some of the sanctions it imposed on Iran following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal over the Iranian nuclear programme.

03 October 2018

Qatar secures measures in ICJ case over blockade

International arbitration practitioners at Debevoise & Plimpton and Foley Hoag have helped Qatar secure provisional measures from the International Court of Justice – requiring the United Arab Emirates to ensure the reunification of Qatari nationals and their families, who have been separated as a result of a “discriminatory” blockade in the Gulf.

24 July 2018

Cairo court fills interim measures "void" in Egyptian law

UPDATED WITH JUDGMENT. The Court of Appeal in Cairo has affirmed the recognition and enforcement of an interim measures order issued by a foreign arbitral tribunal in an ICC dispute between a South Korean industrial group and the developer of Damietta port in northern Egypt – reportedly filling a “void” in Egyptian arbitration law.

23 May 2018

Uruguayan criminal proceedings can continue, rules ICSID tribunal

An ICSID tribunal hearing a claim against Uruguay has refused to restrain the state from pursuing criminal proceedings against two of the claimants’ witnesses – who are accused of falsifying certain documents presented in the course of the arbitration.

24 February 2017

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