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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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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