Region: Australia

Australian court rules on recognition of ICSID awards

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

Magnate sees setback in Australian mining dispute

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

Rio Tinto gas price review claim not time-barred

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


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11 June 2020

Clyde & Co may face claim for breach of trust

A Chinese state-owned company is contemplating a claim against Clyde & Co for breach of trust over the law firm’s failure to release US$17 million posted by a client as security in a Singapore arbitration.

06 May 2020

Australian energy companies settle Senegal oilfield dispute

Australia's Woodside Petroleum and FAR have settled an ICC arbitration over a stake in a US$4.2 billion oil project in Senegalese waters, after the tribunal issued an award in favour of Woodside last month.

30 March 2020

Spain solar awards enforced in Australia

An Australian court has enforced a pair of ICSID awards worth a combined €229 million plus interest in favour of European solar power investors against Spain, rejecting the state’s sovereign immunity defence.

24 February 2020

ICC panel decides Australian battle over Senegal oilfield

An ICC tribunal has ruled in favour of Perth-based Woodside Petroleum in a dispute over its purchase of a stake in a US$4.2 billion oil project in Senegalese waters.

14 February 2020

New South Wales Bar Dispute Resolution Centre

27 January 2020

Australian International Disputes Centre

27 January 2020

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