Region: United Kingdom

Privy Council upholds Cayman enforcement decision

The UK Privy Council has upheld the enforcement of a Brazilian airline’s US$55 million ICC award in the Cayman Islands even though the arbitrators decided the case on the basis of a legal concept not pleaded by the parties.

19 May 2022

Ghana may face treaty claim after state bank thwarts arbitration

An English court has ruled that an arbitrator has no jurisdiction to hear an Indian commodities group’s US$300 million claim against a Ghanaian state-owned bank – but could the dispute turn into an investment treaty claim?

18 May 2022

Lord Mance addresses GAR Live London

In a keynote speech at GAR Live London, Lord Mance gave an overview of problems affecting international arbitration in London, including how to deal with arbitrator conflicts of interest and confidentiality following the UK Supreme Court decision in Halliburton v Chubb; and "the outside world... making itself felt" through state-imposed sanctions.

17 May 2022

Stewarts hires partner from Clyde & Co

Alejandro Garcia, who is advising on an ICSID claim against Mexico, has left the partnership at Clyde & Co to join specialist litigation firm Stewarts Law in London.

10 May 2022

“All you need is a laptop” – arbitrating during wartime

As London International Disputes Week kicked off today, a panel considered the impact of the war in Ukraine on international arbitration – including how to manage apparent bias, logistical issues and whether London can remain a hub for disputes in the region.

09 May 2022

New partner at A&O in London

Guled Yusuf, who represents Somalia on the ICC Court, has been promoted to partner in Allen & Overy’s international arbitration group in London.

27 April 2022

Anti-enforcement injunction denied in fight over ship explosion

A UK court has refused to enjoin a German shipowner from enforcing a US$200 million arbitration award relating to a lethal explosion on a container vessel a decade ago while the ship’s charterer pursues litigation to limit its liability for the accident.

25 April 2022

LCIA award upheld in med-tech dispute

A UK judge has rejected a German healthcare equipment supplier’s bid to revive a €575 million LCIA claim, dismissing arguments that the arbitrators ignored the undisputed evidence of their own witness.

14 April 2022

Colombia faces second ICSID claim over refinery project

A US-owned engineering company has launched an ICSID claim against Colombia after being hit with a billion-dollar fine following an investigation into a troubled oil refinery expansion project – as a Spanish water utility instructs counsel for another claim against the state.

07 April 2022

Indian drugmaker faces LCIA claim over covid vaccine

A Seattle biotech company is bringing an LCIA claim against its Indian former business partner amid a US$950 million dispute over alleged theft of technology used to develop covid-19 vaccines.

30 March 2022

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