Region: Brazil

Brazilian pulp award survives hacking allegations

A Brazilian court has upheld an ICC award in an acrimonious dispute over the multibillion-dollar sale of a pulp producer, dismissing allegations the procedure was tainted by a cyberattack and a conflict of interests and awarding US$114 million in legal fees to the winning side.

04 August 2022

Brazilian billionaire’s New York assets frozen

A federal court in New York has attached the assets of one of Brazil’s wealthiest men at the request of an infrastructure group trying to enforce a US$41 million award issued in an arbitration in São Paulo.

01 August 2022

Singapore company announces win against telecoms partner

A Singaporean technology company says it has won a favourable AAA award against its former partner in a Brazilian mobile network.

21 July 2022

Trinidad state entity liable over highway project

A Brazilian contractor has won a US$126 million LCIA award against Trinidad and Tobago’s national infrastructure company in a dispute over a coastal highway project.

23 May 2022

Privy Council upholds Cayman enforcement decision

The UK Privy Council has upheld the enforcement of a Brazilian airline’s US$55 million ICC award in the Cayman Islands even though the arbitrators decided the case on the basis of a legal concept not pleaded by the parties.

19 May 2022

Steinmetz lawyers say Vale award may be reopened after fraud trial collapses

Beny Steinmetz’s eponymous mining company may seek to overturn a US$2 billion LCIA award in favour of Brazil’s Vale following the collapse of a related fraud litigation this week, the Israeli businessman’s lawyers have said.

17 February 2022

Malaysian state entity defeats Brazilian oilfield claim

A Brazilian energy company says an ICC tribunal has rejected its US$1.5 billion claim against a subsidiary of Malaysia’s national oil and gas company Petronas over its decision to pull out of a deal to acquire oil assets off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

15 February 2022

Panama faces water and airport claims

Panama has been hit with a treaty claim from a US investor in a water treatment business, while one of its state entities is facing a claim by Odebrecht over a cancelled contract for a new airport terminal.

15 February 2022

Belgian-Brazilian hygiene M&A dispute settles

A Belgium-based provider of personal hygiene products has agreed to settle an ICC claim against a Brazilian pharmaceuticals group over a €300 million acquisition.

17 September 2021

Arbitrator resigns from Brazilian pulp case

Brazilian arbitrator Anderson Schreiber has resigned from an ICC tribunal hearing a multibillion-dollar dispute over the sale of a pulp producer, while criticising one side for only raising an alleged conflict of interests during set-aside proceedings.

23 August 2021

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