Region: United States of America

Former partner charged with bankruptcy fraud

A former international arbitration partner at several well-known law firms has been charged with making false statements in US bankruptcy proceedings.

29 March 2023

Iraqi state entity faces US discovery bid

A Dutch salvage company is seeking US discovery from seven banks as it tries to enforce an ICC award worth US$107 million against an Iraqi state oil company.

27 March 2023

US court enforces Perenco award against Ecuador

A US court has enforced a US$412 million ICSID award against Ecuador that was the subject of a recent settlement agreement – while refusing to offset it against a disputed tax bill.

17 March 2023

Bolivian politician’s company settles with Mexican debtor

A Bolivian politician’s company has ended its efforts to enforce a US$36 million award in the US courts despite pending annulment proceedings in Bolivia, after it reached a settlement with the Mexican award debtor.

17 March 2023

Lima challenges second toll-road award in US

UPDATED: The Peruvian municipality of Lima has asked a US court to set aside an UNCITRAL award that rejected allegations of corruption against an Odebrecht-linked consortium – as a challenge to an earlier award over the same toll-road concession resumes.

15 March 2023

Burford gets LCIA injunction to halt settlements

A split LCIA tribunal has granted Burford Capital a preliminary injunction to prevent a client from settling several antitrust lawsuits – finding prima facie that the funder was granted a “prior consent right” over settlements.

14 March 2023

Renewables funds swapped out of US action against Spain

A US court has allowed the claimants to be substituted in an action to enforce an Energy Charter Treaty award even as Spain warns their directors could face criminal penalties over the move.

13 March 2023

Canada faces mega-claim for blocking LNG project

UPDATED: A US investor has launched a US$20 billion NAFTA legacy claim against Canada over the refusal to approve a liquified natural gas facility on environmental grounds.

10 March 2023

Kurdistan mobile operator gets US discovery from Dechert

A mobile operator in Iraqi Kurdistan has won a US court order requiring Dechert to turn over documents for use in a US$1 billion ICC arbitration with an Orange subsidiary over an alleged fraud.

10 March 2023

Kazakhstan seeks to overturn US enforcement of Stati award

Kazakhstan has asked a US court to reverse its decision to enforce a US$500 million Energy Charter Treaty award, arguing the Moldovan creditors have turned the court into an “unwitting instrument of a massive fraud”.

03 March 2023

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