Region: United Kingdom

Expert firms settle feud over Glassdoor review

Atlanta-headquartered Secretariat has withdrawn a US litigation against rival expert witness firm HKA over a fake employee review on the website Glassdoor.

13 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

Cairn freezes Indian property in Paris

Scotland’s Cairn Energy says it has frozen more than €20 million worth of Parisian properties owned by India as it seeks to enforce an investment treaty award worth more than US$1.7 billion.

08 July 2021

Sberbank escapes conspiracy claims in London

The Commercial Court in London has refused to hear conspiracy claims worth US$300 million against Russia’s largest bank – a dispute over an insolvent refinery that has also given rise to an LCIA arbitration.

08 July 2021

Pakistani province’s corruption challenge blocked in London

An English court has blocked the Pakistani province of Balochistan from pleading corruption allegations in a challenge to an ICC partial award won by an Australian mining venture – a dispute that has already given rise to a US$5.9 billion ICSID award.

06 July 2021

UK Supreme Court clarifies rules of service on foreign states

The UK Supreme Court has held that enforcement proceedings against foreign states must be served via diplomatic channels, overturning a ruling that said civil unrest and political instability in Libya meant formal service could be dispensed with.

28 June 2021

Arnold & Porter recruits from Volterra Fietta

Álvaro Nistal, a public international lawyer who recently helped Nigeria to defeat a multi-billion-dollar ICSID claim, has left Volterra Fietta to become counsel at Arnold & Porter in London.

28 June 2021

ICCA Edinburgh postponed again

The ICCA Congress in Edinburgh has been postponed once again due to the pandemic and will now take place in late 2022.

23 June 2021

Indemnity costs in unsuccessful applications for set aside: different approaches compared

Sapna Jhangiani QC of Clyde & Co and Jarret Huang of the Singapore Management University School of Law look at a recent decision of the Singapore Court of Appeal that adds to debate on the role of indemnity costs in unsuccessful applications to set aside arbitral awards, comparing the court’s approach to those of the Hong Kong and English courts.

17 June 2021

Privy Council reinstates award against Mauritian state entity

The Privy Council in London has reinstated a US$120 million SIAC award against a Mauritian state-owned company, ruling that the island nation’s courts were not entitled to review an arbitrator’s finding that the underlying contract was not illegal.

14 June 2021

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