Region: India

Mumbai centre hears billion-dollar M&A dispute

India’s Reliance Infrastructure is pursuing a US$1.7 billion claim at the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration over the sale of a power distribution business.

15 September 2022

Quebec court maintains freeze on Indian assets

A Quebec court has refused to lift a freeze on US$37 million in funds owed to India’s airports authority, ruling it has no jurisdiction to declare that recent legislation preventing such seizures has retroactive effect.

14 September 2022

Indian court annuls billion-dollar award for “fraud”

The Delhi High Court has set aside a US$1.3 billion ICC award against an Indian state-owned entity after finding it suffered from “patent illegalities and fraud” – as a related treaty claim continues.

30 August 2022

Carlsberg wins South Asian joint venture dispute

A SIAC tribunal chaired by Jan Paulsson has ruled in favour of Carlsberg in a US$1.5 billion dispute relating to its businesses in Nepal and India, giving the Danish brewer the right to buy its partner out of a joint venture.

18 August 2022

SIAC award survives coercion allegations

A mining executive and his son who alleged they were coerced at knifepoint into settling a joint venture dispute while suffering from mental illness have lost their challenge to a US$12 million SIAC award in Singapore.

29 July 2022

Future fails to secure early dismissal of Amazon claim

Indian conglomerate Future Group has failed to secure the early dismissal of a SIAC claim brought by Amazon over a US$3.4 billion asset sale on the basis of a parallel decision by a competition authority.

29 June 2022

India fails to upend latest award in protracted oil and gas dispute

The English Commercial Court has dismissed India’s challenge to a previously undisclosed US$111 million UNCITRAL award issued in its 11-year and still-pending dispute with Reliance Industries and BG Group over oil and gas fields.

09 June 2022

India seeks to reopen satellite award

India has applied for revision of a US$140 million investment treaty award won by Deutsche Telekom in a dispute over a cancelled satellite deal – arguing a recent ruling by its own Supreme Court shows the award is “tainted by illegality and fraud”.

20 May 2022

UAE authority loses treaty claim against India

An UNCITRAL tribunal has reportedly dismissed a US$273 million investment treaty claim against India brought by an Emirati investment authority over a cancelled bauxite supply agreement.

19 May 2022

India withdraws from airline payments system

India’s airports authority has withdrawn from an international system for collecting airline fees after its funds were frozen by telecoms investors seeking to enforce investment treaty awards.

16 May 2022

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