Region: France

Dual national's award against Senegal upheld

The French Court of Cassation has upheld a US$243 million investment treaty award obtained by a French-Senegalese businessman against Senegal, dismissing the state’s arguments regarding his dual nationality.

25 May 2023

Bahrain enforces ICC award in Paris

A Paris court has upheld the enforcement of an ICC award favouring Bahrain in a €180 million dispute with a French construction company that is now in liquidation.

25 April 2023

Freshfields promotes in Paris and DC

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted Matei Purice in Paris and Maria Julia Milesi in Washington, DC to counsel in the firm’s international arbitration practice.

24 April 2023

ICC defeats French lawsuit over conduct of arbitration

The French Court of Cassation has dismissed a €39 million lawsuit brought against the International Chamber of Commerce by an arbitration user that complained it was treated unfairly.

20 April 2023

Pinsent Masons hires from Betto in Paris

Gaëlle Filhol has left troubled French disputes boutique Betto Perben to join the partnership at Pinsent Masons in Paris.

19 April 2023

Alstom award enforced in France despite bribery claim

A court in Versailles has enforced an ICC award against Alstom after finding that the French transport group had not provided sufficient evidence to support its bribery defence – the latest in a line of French court decisions dealing with corruption allegations in arbitration.

03 April 2023

French court upholds stay of Malaysia mega-award

A French court has refused to lift a stay of enforcement of a US$15 billion award against Malaysia – as the award holders reportedly target state-owned properties in Paris.

16 March 2023

Indian mining tycoon’s family revive claim against Uruguay

Children of Indian mining tycoon Pramod Agarwal have overturned an award that declined jurisdiction over their US$4 billion investment treaty claim against Uruguay.

01 March 2023

French utility pursues Gazprom over supply shortage

French utility Engie says it is pursuing arbitration against Gazprom’s export arm, accusing the Russian state entity of gas delivery shortages following a payment dispute.

21 February 2023

French court sides with Libya on service

A French court has ruled that Libya is not too late to appeal the enforcement of a €280 million award, after finding that delivery of documents to the state’s foreign ministry was not sufficient to prove service had been completed.

27 January 2023

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