Region: Canada

Minority shareholders denied “pot of gold at end of arbitral rainbow"

A Vancouver court has denied an attempt by two minority shareholders in a Canadian oil company to enhance their rights to the potential award in a US$1.8 billion UNCITRAL claim against China National Petroleum Corporation through a derivative action.

04 April 2017

TransCanada drops US$15 billion NAFTA case

Canadian pipeline company TransCanada has dropped its multibillion dollar NAFTA claim against the United States, after US president Donald Trump reversed an Obama-era decision to block approval of its planned "Keystone XL" pipeline.

27 March 2017

Crystallex award confirmed in US

A court in Washington, DC, has confirmed Canadian gold mining company Crystallex’s US$1.39 billion ICSID award against Venezuela, one of the largest awards ever faced by the state.

27 March 2017

Canadian patent law not a dramatic change, rules Eli Lilly tribunal

The NAFTA tribunal in Eli Lilly v Canada found that a recently developed "promise utility doctrine" in Canadian jurisprudence on pharmaceutical patents did not represent a dramatic change from previous Canadian law, the newly published award reveals.

21 March 2017

Stans prevails on jurisdiction in second round with Kyrgyzstan

A tribunal has dismissed Kyrgyzstan’s jurisdictional objections to an UNCITRAL claim filed by Canada’s Stans Energy – the mining company’s second attempt to secure damages from the state after a US$118 million award in its favour was set aside.

30 January 2017

Trump order to end Keystone megaclaim?

A Canadian pipeline company’s US$15 billion NAFTA claim against the United States over the Obama administration’s refusal to authorise the Keystone XL pipeline looks likely to be discontinued, after new president Donald Trump invited it to revive its application.

25 January 2017

Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society

Featured in Guide to Regional Arbitration (volume 5 - 2017)

08 November 2016

Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society

Featured in Guide to Regional Arbitration (volume 6 - 2018)

08 November 2016

Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society

Featured in Guide to Regional Arbitration (volume 6 - 2018)

08 November 2016

Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society

Featured in Guide to Regional Arbitration (volume 5 - 2017)

08 November 2016

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