Premium article - March 17, 2014
Matthew Walker of K&L Gates in Qatar reports on a newly published decision by a Qatari court that annulled an ICC award rendered in Paris on the basis that it was not issued in the name of the Emir.
Premium article - July 11, 2014
UPDATED: You've heard of parties applying for arbitral awards to be converted into court judgments for enforcement in a particular jurisdiction. A draft practice direction released by the courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre creates a mechanism for the opposite: the conversion of judgments into DIFC-LCIA arbitral awards that can be enforced internationally under the New York Convention.
Premium article - August 04, 2014
A New York court has refused to set aside an arbitral award on the ground that the tribunal chair had failed to inform the parties he was suffering from a brain tumour.
Premium article - August 20, 2014
A US grain company is seeking to enforce an ICDR award against the business interests of one of Syria's most prominent families.
Premium article - February 19, 2015
Hong Kong's first instance court has declined to consider the set-aside of a judgment recognising a US$250 million award in favour of affiliates of Malaysian broadcasting group Astro, 16 months after Singapore's Court of Appeal refused enforcement of the award.
Premium article - April 22, 2015
King & Wood Mallesons has won a tender to represent Kyrgyzstan in its investment arbitration cases, with Jones Day winning the brief for the state's commercial arbitration matters.
Premium article - April 24, 2015
Spain and France have failed in a second attempt to overturn two awards in favour of the insurer of an oil tanker involved in a decade-old environmental disaster.
Premium article - April 30, 2015
A Russian court has set aside a US$118 million award obtained by Canadian mining company Stans Energy against Kyrgyzstan - but the state still faces enforcement proceedings in Ontario.
Premium article - May 22, 2015
A judge in Washington, DC, has refused to allow the expedited recognition of a US$250 million ICSID award against Romania - a decision that highlights the lack of uniformity in US court procedure for enforcing such awards.
Premium article - July 01, 2015
A group of energy companies pursuing three treaty claims against Ukraine has enforced an emergency arbitration award in the courts of Kiev to prevent the state from increasing royalties on gas production.