Region: Thailand

BVI court finds ICC awards go against Thai public policy

A court in the British Virgin Islands has refused to enforce compound interest awarded in an ICC dispute between two Thai businessmen after finding that it conflicts with Thai public policy.

20 March 2023

Thai wind farm awards annulled in Singapore

The Singapore Court of Appeal has annulled ICC awards worth more than US$525 million in a feud between two Thai businessmen over the sale of wind energy assets.

14 July 2021

Shell can pursue claim over Thai customs services

A London court has upheld an LCIA award allowing Shell to proceed with a claim against a German government-owned logistics company over customs services for gasoline imported to Thailand.

13 July 2021

Baker McKenzie promotes four

Baker McKenzie has promoted Judith Mulholland in London, Santiago Maqueda in Buenos Aires and Pumma Doungrutana in Bangkok to the partnership, while naming partner Erik Forsin as head of the Sweden dispute resolution group.

12 July 2021

Insurer fails to stay Thai hotel owner’s pandemic claim

The owner of a luxury hotel in Phuket that was forced to close because of the covid-19 pandemic can proceed with a lawsuit against its insurer, after a Singapore court found that disputes over how to interpret the insurance policy had been carved out from the arbitration clause.

27 November 2020

Thai bank must face fraudulent transfer claims

One of Thailand's largest commercial banks has failed to knock out part of a UK fraud litigation in which it is accused of conspiring to steal US$2 billion worth of wind energy assets and frustrate enforcement of a US$700 million ICC award.

26 November 2020

Chevron resumes claim against Thailand

Chevron has resumed a US$2 billion contractual arbitration against Thailand over decommissioning costs for an offshore gas field.

06 October 2020

Egyptian court hears billion-dollar BIT claim

A Cairo administrative court is hearing an unusual investment treaty claim worth US$1 billion brought by a Thai state-owned investor in a troubled gas pipeline between Egypt and Israel, GAR has learned.

20 July 2020

Thailand as a regional arbitration hub

Tony Andriotis of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in Tokyo and John Frangos and Noppramart Thammateeradaycho of Tilleke & Gibbins in Bangkok consider Thailand’s prospects as a regional hub for commercial arbitration in the context of recent legislative changes and shifts in investment trends in the region.

28 November 2019

Thailand’s top administrative court reinstates rail award

Vanina Sucharitkul, senior lecturer at Paris-Decartes University and member of the ICC Court, reports on a decision by Thailand’s Supreme Administrative Court reinstating an award worth over US$385 million arising from a cancelled rail project – five years after it was controversially annulled.

10 July 2019

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