Work Area: Enforcement and set-aside

“Our hands are tied”: US appeals court reluctantly upholds Guatemalan hydro award

A US appeals court has reluctantly dismissed a bid to annul a US$7 million ICC award concerning a Guatemalan hydroelectric project, finding it is bound by previous rulings in which it has “gotten it wrong” on the key issue, despite them clashing with Supreme Court precedent.

08 June 2022

Iraqi sea wall award comes to light

A Greek contractor has applied to enforce a US$105 million ICC award against an Iraqi state ports company over a record-breaking sea wall whose construction was allegedly delayed by an ISIS offensive and other issues.

07 June 2022

Laos wins latest round of casino feud

A Singapore court has upheld a SIAC award favouring Laos in a long-running casino dispute, ruling the tribunal was within its rights to bar two gaming companies from raising claims argued in a prior arbitration.

06 June 2022

Czech enforcement saga leads to treaty award

An UNCITRAL tribunal has ordered the Czech Republic to pay several hundred million dollars to a blood plasma supplier and its owner, finding that the frustration of their efforts to enforce a contractual arbitration award was in breach of an investment treaty.

01 June 2022

Poland defeats second bid to revive treaty claim

The Paris Court of Appeal has for a second time rejected a bid to revive a US$125 million treaty claim against Poland over the collapse of a vegetable fats business, even after the US claimants were permitted to raise new jurisdictional arguments they hadn’t made in the arbitration.

31 May 2022

Libya loses appeal over Austrian investor’s award

A US appeals court has upheld an Austrian construction company’s €84 million investment treaty award against Libya, rejecting arguments that the tribunal did not issue a final decision and exceeded its powers.

31 May 2022

Airline catering award upheld in Singapore

A Singapore court has upheld an ICC award against a Korean airline in a billion-dollar dispute over in-flight catering, rejecting arguments the tribunal wrongly overlooked expert testimony.

30 May 2022

China’s HNA Group liable in Manhattan skyscraper dispute

A US entity has applied to enforce a US$185 million award against ailing Chinese conglomerate HNA over an investment in a skyscraper in Manhattan.

27 May 2022

Bristol Myers moves to enforce transgenic mice award

US pharmaceuticals company Bristol Myers Squibb has asked a US court to enforce an AAA award it won against Switzerland’s Novartis over royalty payments due for the use of genetically modified laboratory mice.

25 May 2022

ICDR throws out claim due to fake signature on contract

An ICDR arbitrator has dismissed a claim brought by a California mindfulness meditation company after finding the contract it was brought under bore a fake signature of one of the Austrian respondents.

25 May 2022

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