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The UK Supreme Court has held that bribery claims brought by Mozambique in a US$2 billion suit against an Abu Dhabi shipbuilder don’t fall within the scope of Swiss-law arbitration agreements – the first time it has ruled on the stay provisions in the Arbitration Act 1996.
20 September 2023
A French court has upheld an UNCITRAL tribunal’s decision to hear a dual national’s US$2.5 billion treaty claim against Vietnam over the cancellation of a thermal power project.
18 September 2023
A former international arbitration partner at several well-known US law firms has pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud before a federal court in New York.
13 September 2023
UPDATED WITH COUNSEL: A Luxembourg company linked to Russian-Israeli billionaire Mikhail Fridman says it has notified Ukraine of a potential investment treaty claim over the “illegal expropriation” of one of the country’s biggest banks – while accusing the state of aggravating the dispute by bringing criminal charges against the businessman.
08 September 2023
A Hong Kong court has upheld a jurisdictional challenge to an HKIAC award in favour of the daughter of a jailed Chinese pharmaceuticals executive – relying on new evidence that emerged through criminal proceedings over a market manipulation scheme.
31 August 2023
The German Arbitration Institute (DIS) is hearing a €400 million dispute over the acquisition of an Austrian packaging manufacturer whose former managers were accused of embezzlement and fraud, it has emerged.
23 August 2023
An Israel-based fintech group facing allegations of a US$4 billion fraud has filed for bankruptcy protection in Delaware, thwarting an insurance broker’s bid for injunctive relief in aid of a threatened arbitration in Bermuda.
21 August 2023
A Singapore court has allowed Deutsche Telekom to enforce its US$140 million investment treaty award against India over a cancelled satellite deal, dismissing allegations the German company was complicit in fraud.
12 May 2023
Three partners at Ukrainian firm Eterna Law have been charged with fraud in Switzerland after a former arbitration client accused them of forging a legal services agreement.
02 December 2022
A businessman has made an unusual intervention in support of Mexico’s challenge to a NAFTA award, arguing the arbitrators’ finding that he masterminded a fraudulent scheme was “devastating” to his reputation.
06 October 2022
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