Region: United States of America

Eni consortium loses claim over LNG facility

An international consortium including Italy’s Eni has lost an arbitration against the operator of a liquefied natural gas facility in Mississippi over a long-term contract allegedly frustrated by the shale gas revolution in the United States.

30 July 2021

Ecuador in “full default” as stay on Perenco award is lifted

Bahamian oil company Perenco says Ecuador has defaulted on an undertaking to pay a US$391 million ICSID award, as a US court lifts a stay on its enforcement.

29 July 2021

Chevron foe guilty of contempt in Ecuador dispute

US lawyer Steven Donziger has been found guilty of criminal contempt for refusing to hand over evidence in a long-running dispute with Chevron over pollution in the Amazon rainforest, which led to a landmark treaty claim against Ecuador.

28 July 2021

Discovery order for Baltic treaty claim upheld

A US appeals court has upheld an order requiring consulting firm AlixPartners and its CEO to produce evidence in aid of a Russian fund’s investment treaty claim against Lithuania – concluding that the arbitration is a proceeding before a foreign tribunal for the purposes of US discovery law.

16 July 2021

Lone Star brings ICC claim against Spanish bank

US private equity group Lone Star Funds is pursuing an ICC claim against Spain’s third-largest bank to compel it to repurchase €257 million in real estate assets.

15 July 2021

Arbitrator support service launches in London and DC

Arbitra, a new arbitrator support service, has launched in London and Washington, DC.

13 July 2021

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Atlanta-headquartered Secretariat has withdrawn a US litigation against rival expert witness firm HKA over a fake employee review on the website Glassdoor.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

Venezuelan state entity wins appeal over service

A Florida court has vacated a default judgment that enforced a US$188 million award against a Venezuelan state-owned entity after ruling that the respondent was incorrectly served with the enforcement proceedings.

12 July 2021

Brazilian airline’s award debtor seeks bankruptcy protection

A group of distressed investment funds have sought bankruptcy protection in New York to prevent a Brazilian airline from enforcing a decade-old ICC award worth US$60 million against their assets.

09 July 2021

Keystone XL investor threatens new claim against US

A Calgary-based energy company has threatened to bring a new US$15 billion NAFTA claim against the United States after the Biden administration revoked its permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project.

05 July 2021

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