Region: Australia

DRC mine award upheld despite counsel’s illness

An English court has upheld a US$19 million ICC award relating to a Chinese mining project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, rejecting arguments that the case should have been adjourned when a counsel took ill with covid-19 and that the tribunal erred by awarding the victor its third-party funding costs.

08 December 2021

“Time is of the essence”: Australian gas price review blocked on appeal

Chevron and its partners in a massive Australian gas project have won an appeal preventing a Rio Tinto subsidiary from bringing a price review claim that was notified outside the window stipulated in the contract.

24 November 2021

Australian miner buries Singapore set aside bid

An Australian mining company says it has defeated a bid by its joint venture partner to set aside a SIAC award over their US$463 million copper and gold project in the Philippines.

22 November 2021

Australian mega-claim looms after mining law upheld

An Australian mining magnate has lost his court challenge against emergency legislation that halted his US$21 billion arbitration against the state government of Western Australia – making the prospect of an investment treaty claim more likely.

18 October 2021

Chevron wins set-aside in fight over Australian gas project

An Australian court has upheld Chevron’s bid to set aside an interim award in a US$290 million dispute over labour costs at a massive offshore gas project, ruling that the arbitrators erred by allowing a contractor to reopen issues of liability.

05 October 2021

Sydney court grants injunction over herpes treatments

A New York pharma company has won an injunction to prevent its Australian partner from terminating their contract ahead of an ICC arbitration over services related to commercialising treatments for skin infections caused by herpes.

02 September 2021

White & Case and Jones Day hire in Australia

Two US firms have bulked up their disputes practices in Australia, with White & Case hiring Lee Carroll as partner in Melbourne and Jones Day adding of counsel Debra Osborn in Perth.

29 July 2021

Qatari award blocked on appeal in Australia

The Federal Court of Australia has blocked enforcement of an award made in Qatar, ruling that a Doha court erred by stepping in to make the appointments.

21 July 2021

HFW builds in Sydney with Baker hire

Jo Delaney has left Baker McKenzie’s dispute resolution team to join the partnership at HFW’s Sydney office from 13 July.

14 July 2021

Australian court enforces award over failed textiles IPO

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

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