Region: France

Convicted arbitrators’ award blocked in France

A French court has refused to enforce a US$26 million award against a prominent Qatari businessman that resulted in criminal convictions for the arbitrators – finding that their decision to move the arbitral seat and transform the case into an ad hoc proceeding was in breach of due process.

05 February 2021

Dos Santos telecoms award upheld in Paris

A Paris court has upheld a US$646 million award against a company owned by embattled Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos – ruling that the ICC was right to appoint the five-member tribunal that heard the case and dismissing allegations of bias against two arbitrators.

27 January 2021

Annulled Cairo award gets all-clear in France

UPDATED: France’s highest court has upheld the enforcement of an award against an Egyptian state entity that was annulled more than a decade ago by the courts of Cairo, affirming that arguments as to the domestic or international character of the arbitration were irrelevant.

26 January 2021

France

Featured in The Guide to M&A Arbitration - Third Edition

20 January 2021

France's top court rules on territoriality

France's top court has issued an important decision confirming the territoriality of enforcement proceedings begun in the country and refusing to revive an attachment of funds belonging to Panama's Canal Authority that was lifted more than three years ago.

18 December 2020

Equatorial Guinea loses ICJ claim over seized Paris mansion

The International Court of Justice has affirmed that diplomatic immunity does not extend to a Paris mansion seized by French authorities in aid of a corruption case against the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president.

14 December 2020

French court upholds Qatari waste plant award

A French court has largely rejected Qatar's bid to partially set aside a U$37 million ICC award won by a Singapore technology company over a waste facility.

11 December 2020

US investors get second chance to revive claim against Poland

The French Court of Cassation has ruled that US investors seeking to revive a US$125 million investment treaty claim against Poland through set-aside proceedings can present new jurisdictional arguments that they failed to raise before the arbitral tribunal.

03 December 2020

France

Featured in The European Arbitration Review 2021

03 December 2020

Libya overturns treaty award in Paris

The Paris Court of Appeal has set aside a French construction company’s €452 million ICC award against Libya after finding it was based on a fraudulent settlement agreement.

18 November 2020

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