Region: Saudi Arabia

Chinese-Saudi telecoms dispute kicks off at ICSID

Saudia Arabia is facing an ICSID claim by a Hong Kong investor in a now-liquidated telecoms consortium that had its operating licence cancelled by the state.

27 July 2022

Copacabana kickabout cited in conflict challenge

A Brazil v Rest of the World football match organised as part of the ICCA Congress in Rio de Janeiro over a decade ago has been cited as part of a failed bid to annul an award in a €70 million ICC dispute, after it was argued that Italian arbitrator Stefano Azzali should have disclosed he played in the game alongside one of the lead counsel.

22 June 2022

English court bars beIN piracy claim

Qatari media group beIN has been barred from raising piracy allegations against a Saudi broadcaster as a counterclaim in UK proceedings to enforce a DIFC-LCIA award.

25 October 2021

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

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