Region: Australia

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

Chevron rushes to confirm awards in jetty dispute

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

Australian almond milk dispute to be heard in California

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

Australian-Taiwanese academic sets up as arbitrator

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

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

Tasmania wins damages over power outage

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

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