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 - 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 - 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 - April 03, 2014
The English Commercial Court has upheld an ICC award worth US$536 million in favour of Norwegian state oil company Statoil against Algeria's Sonatrach. In a decision yesterday, Mr Justice Flaux dismissed an application by Sonatrach to set aside the award, holding that the Algerian state oil company merely sought to challenge the arbitrators' findings of fact. The award was issued in April last year by a London-seated tribunal consisting of Swiss arbitrators Pierre Tercier and Wolfgang Peter and French...
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.