Topic: Guerilla tactics

Brazilian pulp award survives hacking allegations

A Brazilian court has upheld an ICC award in an acrimonious dispute over the multibillion-dollar sale of a pulp producer, dismissing allegations the procedure was tainted by a cyberattack and a conflict of interests and awarding US$114 million in legal fees to the winning side.

04 August 2022

Malaysia ordered to pay US$15 billion

A Spanish arbitrator has ordered Malaysia to pay US$14.92 billion plus interest and costs to the heirs to a sultanate on the island of Borneo, while criticising the state’s “intimidatory and coercive” tactics against him.

28 February 2022

Hong Kong court enforces against Chinese state entity

A Hong Kong court has enforced a Lebanese steel trader’s LCIA award against a Chinese state-owned entity that was found to have used “guerrilla tactics” in the arbitration after its parent company went bankrupt.

17 August 2021

Gaillard on seven dirty tricks to disrupt an arbitration

In a virtual lecture, Emmanuel Gaillard of Shearman & Sterling described “seven dirty tricks” that parties use to disrupt arbitral proceedings and how arbitrators and courts should respond to prevent recalcitrant behaviour infecting the entire system.

15 October 2020

Guatemalan power plant award upheld in Singapore

A Singapore court has upheld a US$149 million ICC award in a dispute over a power plant in Guatemala – rejecting arguments that the tribunal unfairly restricted one side’s access to evidence and failed in a duty to investigate corruption allegations.

27 April 2018

How the UAE penal code is being used to intimidate

Some counsel in the United Arab Emirates are expressly referring to article 257 of the jurisdiction's revised penal code, which states that arbitrators can be imprisoned for lack of independence, in "a transparent attempt to intimidate tribunals" said Michael Black QC in a lecture in Dubai yesterday.

22 February 2017

Milan: how to arbitrate Obama-style

The latest Milan Chamber of Arbitration conference considered the problem of unethical conduct and guerilla tactics in international arbitration, with one speaker advising oppressed parties to follow the advice of former US first lady Michelle Obama, “When they go low, we go high”.

30 January 2017

Getting to grips with guerrilla tactics

29 October 2015

ICC beats its chest over “guerrilla” tactics in arbitration

13 August 2010

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