Topic: Coronavirus

Maldives wins award over covid-19 ventilators

The Maldives has reportedly prevailed in an arbitration against a Dubai-based trading group over its failure to deliver ventilators during the covid-19 pandemic.

26 February 2024

Russian vaccine supplier threatens claim against Bolivia

A Russian company has warned Bolivia of a potential arbitration over payments reportedly owed for supplies of Russia’s state-developed covid-19 vaccine.

23 January 2024

Practitioners get personal for IBA contest

International arbitration specialists have shared personal tales for a new IBA competition inspired by the covid-19 pandemic, including heartfelt stories about family breakdowns and bereavements and the ugly undersides of the battles for gender and geographical diversity.

12 September 2023

DIS event considers disruption to global supply chains

The spring conference of the German Arbitration Institute (DIS) addressed disruption and change in global supply chains, including related to the covid-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and inflation. Yashan Huang, associate at CMS Hasche Sigle in Hong Kong, reports.

16 June 2023

Golf club investors avoid Shenzhen award in Canada

A Canadian court has refused to enforce a US$90 million award rendered in Shenzhen against a golf club impresario and his wife after finding they were not given proper notice of the arbitration during the covid-19 pandemic.

14 April 2023

Inter-Pacific event predicts “great opportunities for change”

The Inter-Pacific Bar Association Arbitration Day in Singapore saw more than 100 delegates gather to discuss how international arbitration in the region has fared during the pandemic and will fare in future.

14 October 2022

Dominican Republic threatens claim against AstraZeneca

The Dominican Republic has warned of a potential arbitration against AstraZeneca over the delayed delivery of covid-19 vaccines, as details emerge of a separate claim by a French investor against the Caribbean state.

20 April 2022

Indian drugmaker faces LCIA claim over covid vaccine

A Seattle biotech company is bringing an LCIA claim against its Indian former business partner amid a US$950 million dispute over alleged theft of technology used to develop covid-19 vaccines.

30 March 2022

Menon calls for post-pandemic reinvention of procedure in Freshfields lecture

We should "ride the momentum" of the "greater openness" to procedural reform of arbitration in the wake of the pandemic to reinvent it completely, in the same way as Google and Apple have reinvented the map, argued Singapore's chief justice Sundaresh Menon in the 36th Freshfields Lecture.

07 January 2022

DRC mine award upheld despite counsel’s illness

An English court has upheld a US$19 million ICC award relating to a Chinese mining project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, rejecting arguments that the case should have been adjourned when a counsel took ill with covid-19 and that the tribunal erred by awarding the victor its third-party funding costs.

08 December 2021

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