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 - 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 - 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 - October 31, 2013
BREAKING NEWS: Singapore's highest court has delivered its much-anticipated judgment in the Astro v Lippo case, concerning the enforcement of SIAC awards worth US$250 million.
Premium article - July 17, 2013
A US security systems company has applied to a court in Washington, DC to confirm a €40 million ICC award against Greece issued in a dispute arising from the Athens 2004 Olympics. Meanwhile, the state has instructed outside counsel to defend it in an ICSID claim over its sovereign debt restructuring.
Premium article - March 18, 2013
Organised by a student-led group, Columbia Law School's Arbitration Day considered alternative remedies to damages, the enforcement of awards set aside in the country of origin and waivers of the right to set aside an award, as well as best practice in enforcement proceedings. Michele Curatola, an LLM student at the school and a member of the conference planning committee, reports.
Premium article - April 05, 2012
The Indian government has said it will recognise China and Hong Kong as territories to which the New York Convention applies, the Hong Kong Department of Justice announced today.
Premium article - March 29, 2012
A court in New Orleans has refused to confirm an arbitral award against a Chinese state-owned shipbuilding group that went unsigned by one of the arbitrators, former CIETAC secretary general Wang Shenchang, because of his detention in China in 2006.
Premium article - April 11, 2011
Audit firm KPMG is seeking to overturn a Swedish arbitral award on the ground that the arbitrator it appointed to hear the case - a partner at Roschier in Stockholm - had a conflict of interests.
Premium article - December 01, 2010
The UK Supreme Court has issued its first decision on the legal framework supporting international arbitration in Dallah v Pakistan - taking a tough line on the enforcement of New York Convention awards. Partner Ben Holland and senior associate David Bridge, of CMS Cameron McKenna in London, report on the judgment and its implications