Region: Europe

Belarus urged to free arbitrator detained over support for Ukraine

Belarusian authorities are facing calls to release arbitrator Aliaksandr Danilevich, who has been detained for the past two months after co-signing a statement calling for an end to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

15 July 2022

UK court rules on what makes a valid arbitrator appointment

A recent judgment of the English High Court considered what is required to validly appoint an arbitrator under the 1996 Arbitration Act, calling for a broad, non-technical and pragmatic approach to the question.

14 July 2022

Spat over Shaq leads to ICC award

A Polish foundation has sought to enforce an ICC award over a failed plan to bring retired American basketball player Shaquille O’Neal to Warsaw to participate in events celebrating the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence.

14 July 2022

Madrid utility threatens Colombia over corruption investigation

A publicly owned Madrid water utility has threatened Colombia with an investment treaty claim after its assets were frozen as part of a corruption investigation – a dispute that has already seen the Spanish government intervene.

13 July 2022

California businessman can bring late challenge to Burford award

An English court has said a California businessman is not too late to challenge an LCIA award that requires him to pay more than US$60 million in compound interest to a subsidiary of Burford Capital for breach of a litigation funding deal.

13 July 2022

Speed skater wins German constitutional appeal over CAS clause

German speed skater Claudia Pechstein has won a constitutional appeal over the validity of an arbitration agreement requiring her to submit a dispute over a doping ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.

13 July 2022

Malaysia gets stay of mega-award as assets frozen in Luxembourg

A French court has granted Malaysia a stay of a US$15 billion award won by heirs to a sultanate on the island of Borneo after finding its enforcement could infringe on the country’s sovereignty – as the heirs secure an attachment over Luxembourg subsidiaries of the Malaysian national oil company.

12 July 2022

Lithuania defeats claim over bank nationalisation

An UNCITRAL tribunal has thrown out a US$300 million treaty case against Lithuania after ruling that a Russian fund could not bring the claim on behalf of the former majority shareholder of a nationalised bank.

12 July 2022

Iranian state entity can’t appeal US$2.4 billion award

A London court has refused to allow Iran’s national oil company to appeal a US$2.4 billion award on a point of law while rejecting arguments the state entity had waived its right to bring such an appeal.

12 July 2022

Italian contractor liable in Georgian highway dispute

An ICC tribunal has ordered an Italian construction company to pay around US$22 million to Georgia in a dispute over a terminated highway construction project.

11 July 2022

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