Region: United States of America

Ghana university beats bid to enforce expert decision

A US court has refused to enforce an expert determination worth US$165 million against the University of Ghana while ducking the question of whether it qualifies as a foreign arbitration award.

17 August 2022

Solar panel maker argues TotalEnergies fraud suit should go to ICC

A Chinese solar panel manufacturer has told a US court that a US$100 million fraud litigation brought by the renewables arm of France’s TotalEnergies belongs in ICC arbitration.

12 August 2022

Vape distributor breathes easy after ICDR award

A US seller of vaping devices has asked a US district court to enforce an ICDR award that held its former partner liable for breaching an exclusive global distribution agreement.

11 August 2022

Foley Hoag promotes in New York

Ofilio Mayorga, who has defended several Latin American states in investment treaty disputes, has been promoted to partner at Foley Hoag after relocating to New York.

08 August 2022

Continental wins ICC award in airbag dispute

German car parts manufacturer Continental AG has won more than US$40 million in an ICC claim against a US semiconductor group over defective airbag control units and may also be able to recover future recall costs.

05 August 2022

Apple settles with headphones maker

Apple has ended its bid to enforce an ICC award that held a US headphones maker liable for breach of confidentiality after agreeing to settle the dispute.

01 August 2022

“Side-switching” challenge rejected on appeal

A Spanish contractor has failed in a renewed bid to overturn a US$40 million ICC award over a Peruvian refinery on the basis that two members of its counsel team joined the opposing side’s law firm while the arbitration was pending – as a separate dispute over a US$1 billion project in Algeria gets underway.

27 July 2022

Award creditor targets Haiti assets held by US airline

A fuel importer that won a US$23 million award of security against Haiti last year has sought to attach state assets held by American Airlines until the arbitration is concluded.

25 July 2022

Media dispute wrapped up in Milan

An Italian media group has settled a dispute over the €120 million sale of its historic headquarters to Blackstone after it failed to set aside an award issued in favour of the US private equity group by a Milan-seated tribunal.

22 July 2022

Glassmaker wins ICC award in post-M&A dispute

A Luxembourg-based glassmaker says it has won an US$84 million ICC award against France’s Saint-Gobain relating to a billion-dollar acquisition.

18 July 2022

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