Region: China

Repsol again liable in multibillion North Sea oil venture dispute

Repsol has for a second time been held liable in a US$5.5 billion SIAC claim lodged by China’s Sinopec group over the purchase of a stake in a North Sea oil venture, although several other claims were dismissed in the latest partial award.

29 April 2021

Chinese restaurateur faces renewed bid to seize artwork

A subsidiary of Europe’s largest private equity firm has renewed its bid to seize two Andy Warhol and Martin Kippenberger paintings owned by a Chinese restaurateur as it seeks to enforce two CIETAC awards worth US$142 million in a US court.

23 April 2021

Essex Court loses another silk

Essex Court Chambers has lost another leading arbitration silk in London in the wake of China's sanctions on the set, as Vernon Flynn QC moves to Brick Court Chambers at a time when the set is boosting its links in Hong Kong thanks to another new member.

19 April 2021

Chinese group enforces against aircraft venture partner

A Chinese financial services group has had an US$87 million HKIAC award confirmed in Missouri and is now eyeing enforcement in California against its US partner in a failed joint venture to resell used aircraft.

09 April 2021

Swiss investor threatens China over jazz festival

A Swiss investor has threatened China with a treaty claim after his company was stripped of the rights to run an annual international jazz festival on the island of Hainan.

01 March 2021

Dispute brews in Pakistan over Belt and Road project

A Chinese-owned entity has reportedly threatened a Pakistani state entity with arbitration over a US$2.2 billion electricity transmission project that is part of China’s Belt and Road initiative.

17 February 2021

Chinese company brings treaty claim against Ghana

A Beijing-based construction company has brought one of the first known claims by a mainland Chinese investor against an African country, seeking US$55 million from Ghana after its contract to develop an intelligent traffic management system for Accra was cancelled and it was replaced by other Chinese contractors.

11 February 2021


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20 January 2021

Chinese swimmer wins challenge over arbitrator's tweets

A Swiss court has overturned a CAS award that handed a Chinese swimmer an eight-year doping ban – finding that the tribunal chair, former Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini, had shown bias in tweets criticising Chinese dog meat eating practices and referencing skin colour.

15 January 2021

Abdel Wahab to lead Chinese construction law group

Mohamed Abdel Wahab has been appointed chair of the international expert advisory committee of the Permanent Forum on China Construction Law, during its latest congress in Beijing.

11 December 2020

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