Region: Europe

Suez gets eco park dispute sent to LCIA

A UK court has ruled that a claim against France’s Suez over delays in the construction of a £103 million “eco park” for waste processing in southeast England should be heard in LCIA arbitration.

19 July 2021

PDVSA award reinstated despite corruption allegations

The Dutch Supreme Court has reinstated an ICC award against a subsidiary of Venezuela’s national oil and gas company PDVSA that was set aside two years ago on grounds of corruption.

16 July 2021

Brazilian miner’s claim against Steinmetz entities can proceed

The Court of Appeal in London has ruled that an LCIA award does not preclude Brazil’s Vale from bringing a US$500 million claim against entities beneficially owned by Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz to claw back some of the proceeds of a rescinded mining deal in Guinea.

16 July 2021

Vedanta reports win against Zambian state entity

Vedanta Resources says it has won an award affirming that a Zambian state-owned entity has breached an arbitration agreement by seeking the liquidation of their copper-mining venture.

16 July 2021

Discovery order for Baltic treaty claim upheld

A US appeals court has upheld an order requiring consulting firm AlixPartners and its CEO to produce evidence in aid of a Russian fund’s investment treaty claim against Lithuania – concluding that the arbitration is a proceeding before a foreign tribunal for the purposes of US discovery law.

16 July 2021

Lone Star brings ICC claim against Spanish bank

US private equity group Lone Star Funds is pursuing an ICC claim against Spain’s third-largest bank to compel it to repurchase €257 million in real estate assets.

15 July 2021

China to face the music over jazz festival

A Swiss investor has made good on his threat to file a treaty claim against China after his company was stripped of the rights to run an annual international jazz festival on the island of Hainan.

13 July 2021

Arbitrator support service launches in London and DC

Arbitra, a new arbitrator support service, has launched in London and Washington, DC.

13 July 2021

Expert firms settle feud over Glassdoor review

Atlanta-headquartered Secretariat has withdrawn a US litigation against rival expert witness firm HKA over a fake employee review on the website Glassdoor.

13 July 2021

Shell can pursue claim over Thai customs services

A London court has upheld an LCIA award allowing Shell to proceed with a claim against a German government-owned logistics company over customs services for gasoline imported to Thailand.

13 July 2021

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