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A court in Melbourne has enforced a Chinese venture capital fund’s US$27 million CIETAC award against Australian investors over the failed IPO of a sheepskin and textiles business.
24 May 2021
Chevron has asked a US court to confirm a pair of adverse awards in a billion-dollar dispute over the construction of a jetty for one of the world’s largest natural gas projects – as it seeks to stave off a further damages claim in litigation.
06 May 2021
The Federal Court of Australia has ruled that litigation between an Australian food and beverage group and a US farmers’ cooperative over the licensing of almond milk products should be stayed in favour of an ICDR arbitration in California.
17 March 2021
An Australian-Taiwanese academic who has helped develop arbitration in Taiwan and shape the Singapore Convention has joined chambers in Singapore with a view to building a practice as an arbitrator.
05 March 2021
The Federal Court of Australia has affirmed that Spain is not entitled to rely on sovereign immunity as a defence to recognition of a €101 million ICSID award – while holding that a first-instance judge took the wrong approach in the form of recognition he granted.
01 February 2021
A sole arbitrator has ordered the Singapore-owned operator of an undersea power cable to pay around US$28 million to the Australian state of Tasmania over a power outage five years ago.
11 December 2020
An Australian court has overturned the enforcement of a pair of awards in favour of a mining magnate pursuing a US$21 billion arbitration against Western Australia – as he challenges emergency legislation passed by the state government to thwart his claim.
25 November 2020
An Australian court has ruled that Rio Tinto mining entities can pursue a price review claim against a Chevron consortium, finding that a time stipulation in their gas sale agreement was not essential.
24 September 2020
As Western Australia passes legislation to terminate a US$21 billion domestic arbitration, the mining magnate behind the claim says he has filed a new lawsuit against the state government – while practitioners have warned the law could lead to an investment treaty claim.
27 August 2020
An Australian mining magnate is seeking as much as US$21 billion in a domestic arbitration against Western Australia, as the state government scrambles to pass emergency legislation that would terminate the proceeding.
12 August 2020
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