Region: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Qatari sports broadcaster

Saudi Arabia is lifting its ban on Qatari state-backed broadcaster beIN Sport, paving the way for the potential settlement of a billion-dollar investment treaty dispute and a UK arbitration over the purchase of an English football club.

07 October 2021

Saudi Arabia secures first ICSID win

Saudi Arabia has secured its first ever ICSID win after defeating a US$570 million claim brought by a French fashion and restaurant chain on jurisdiction.

08 September 2021

Saudi Arabia - the story continues

From the Aramco case to the latest rule changes at the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration, Saud Al-Ammari of Al-Ammari Law Firm in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, and Tim Martin of Northumberland Chambers in Calgary, Canada, discuss the continuing evolution of arbitration in Saudi Arabia.

01 September 2021

Mega-award against Chevron blocked again in US

The heirs of a Saudi official have once again failed to enforce an US$18 billion award against Chevron in the United States, as their counsel face the prospect of court sanctions for allegedly relying on a “fabricated” news article.

17 August 2021

Saudi centre unveils new board with leading role for Landau

The Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration has a new and diverse board, with half of the members being leading international arbitration specialists from four continents, including Toby Landau QC in a leading role.

23 April 2021

Clyde & Co spared order to transfer “1MDB” funds

A UK judge has refused to compel Clyde & Co to make payments to an arbitration client from escrow funds that US authorities have linked to the 1MDB embezzlement scandal in Malaysia.

01 March 2021

IP firm targeted in Saudi food app dispute

A US court has been asked to compel a DC-based intellectual property boutique to turn over evidence for use in a DIFC-LCIA arbitration over a Saudi food delivery app.

25 January 2021

Is Saudi Arabia the next frontier for Arab arbitration?

A virtual panel at Dubai Arbitration Week discussed Saudi Arabia’s potential as a hub for Arab arbitration – including recent reforms, the influence of Sharia law, ethics and enforcement.

01 December 2020

Subpoena sought in Saudi food app fight

A California court has been asked to grant discovery in aid of a DIFC-LCIA case over a Saudi food delivery app, while a Swiss electronics company has lodged a similar request in support of an ICC claim.

26 November 2020

Saudi Aramco again escapes US$18 billion enforcement bid

A US court has dismissed a renewed bid by a group of Saudi and Egyptian claimants to enforce a US$18 billion award against Saudi Aramco allegedly issued by a “sham” institution.

18 November 2020

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