Work Area: Commercial arbitration

Gazprom faces second German gas supply claim

RWE has reportedly launched arbitration against Gazprom over halted gas supplies – a week after another German energy company Uniper brought a multibillion-euro claim against the Russian state entity.

05 December 2022

Ukrainian lawyers charged with fraud in Switzerland

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

Uniper brings claim against Gazprom

Germany’s Uniper says it has initiated a Stockholm arbitration against Gazprom, claiming damages of at least €11.6 billion for the curtailment of gas supplies in the wake of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

30 November 2022

Jay-Z and Bacardi go to ICDR over cognac venture

An ICDR panel chaired by Foley Hoag partner Daniel Schimmel is hearing a US$2 billion dispute between Jay-Z and Bacardi over a cognac business, it has emerged.

30 November 2022

Arbitration clauses held inoperative under Canadian insolvency law

Canada’s insolvency legislation empowers courts to declare arbitration clauses inoperative if enforcing them would compromise a receivership and hurt creditors, the country's Supreme Court has ruled.

29 November 2022

Stockholm panel decides Uzbek gas dispute

A Stockholm Chamber of Commerce arbitration relating to a gas project in Uzbekistan that saw claims and counterclaims totalling around US$350 million has ended with an award worth less than US$2 million in favour of a subsidiary of Russia’s Lukoil.

28 November 2022

Canadian bank brings ICSID claim against Peru

A Canadian bank has brought an ICSID claim against Peru over a nearly 15-year long tax dispute, as a contractor turns to new counsel to challenge an award in a separate dispute with the Andean state.

25 November 2022

Shell sees off award challenge in Nigerian loan dispute

A London court has upheld a pair of awards against a Nigerian oil and gas producer in an ICC dispute over loans worth US$2 billion, ruling that a Shell subsidiary had not waived its unilateral option to bring an arbitration.

23 November 2022

"The usual suspects": survey looks at arbitrator selection

Cortex Capital, a consultancy that applies psychology and neuroscience to business and law, is inviting arbitration users to take part in a survey about their decision-making when selecting arbitrators.

23 November 2022

Nuclear technology spat heads to Korean centre

A dispute between a Korean state utility and its former US partner over rights to nuclear reactor technology is headed to arbitration in Seoul, as the parties compete for lucrative projects in Europe and the Middle East.

18 November 2022

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