Work Area: Commercial arbitration

Repsol fails to overturn Sinopec awards in Singapore

A Singapore court has upheld a pair of SIAC awards that found Repsol liable for fraud in a US$5 billion dispute with China’s Sinopec, while refusing to disqualify the presiding arbitrator over his role on a Chinese court-appointed expert panel.

02 February 2023

Iranian state entity fails to unseat panel in US$32 billion case

The National Iranian Oil Company has failed to disqualify three arbitrators from a US$32 billion case over their refusal to reschedule a hearing despite the unavailability of the state entity’s senior lead counsel.

31 January 2023

Brunei agency liable in airport dispute

A Malaysian construction company has won an SIAC award against a Brunei government agency over the modernisation of the country’s international airport.

31 January 2023

Arbitration Chambers welcomes big names

Arbitration Chambers has welcomed four eminent arbitrators to its ranks from different parts of the world: David W Rivkin, Karyl Nairn KC, Eduardo Zuleta and Utku Coşar.

30 January 2023

GE settles Algerian power plant dispute

General Electric and its Greek partner have settled an ICC arbitration with an Algerian state-owned entity over a US$234 million power plant project that gave rise to interim measures enforced in the New York courts.

25 January 2023

Energy disputes and war in Ukraine

A virtual panel hosted by Squire Patton Boggs considered potential energy disputes arising from the war in Ukraine. Olha Martynevych and Kateryna Shokalo, Ukrainian lawyers in the firm’s New York office, report.

24 January 2023

Hearing concludes in Congo lithium dispute

A merits hearing has taken place in an ICC dispute over a Congolese lithium mining project, after the state-owned respondent apparently heeded the advice of its external counsel not to seek a last-minute postponement.

23 January 2023

Port operator brings second claim against Colombian state entity

A US-owned port operator has reportedly launched an arbitration against a Colombian river authority over payments made more than two decades ago, having already filed a claim against the state-owned entity over the restricted entry of ships.

20 January 2023

Collapsed oil tanker merger leads to emergency request

A Belgian shipping company has filed for emergency arbitration after a US$4.2 billion merger to create the world’s largest publicly listed oil tanker company collapsed.

18 January 2023

German court permits full review of antitrust awards

The German courts can review the merits of arbitral awards relating to competition law, the country’s top court has ruled.

16 January 2023

Unlock unlimited access to all Global Arbitration Review content