Work Area: Enforcement and set-aside

Hotel group fails in challenge over ex parte communications

Radisson has failed to overturn a partial award in an ICC dispute over a hotel in Istanbul on the basis that the hotel group continued to participate in the arbitration after obtaining knowledge of its ground of challenge: ex parte communications between a tribunal member and the party that appointed her, which included the sharing of emails showing the tribunal's deliberations.

19 May 2023

Another ICC award in Panama Canal dispute

The Panama Canal Authority says it has defeated the bulk of a US$671 million claim by a construction consortium – concluding the fourth of five ICC arbitrations over the canal’s multibillion-dollar expansion.

18 May 2023

Sinopec sees off challenge to Ecuador oilfield award

A Chilean court has upheld a US$64 million award won by Chinese state-owned energy group Sinopec against Ecuador’s national oil company, finding it did not violate national public policy.

18 May 2023

Chinese court enforces award against Evergrande

A Guangdong court has enforced an award worth US$860 million against Chinese property group Evergrande, ordering the company to repurchase a stake it sold to a local investor.

18 May 2023

Another of Spain’s ICSID creditors heads to Australia

A Florida-based renewable energy group is the latest of Spain’s ICSID creditors to seek enforcement in the Australian courts.

17 May 2023

Is London still a hub for Russian disputes?

On the opening day of London International Disputes Week, a panel discussed new challenges for London as a centre for Russian disputes – as well as broader issues such as the impact of sanctions, seizing Russian assets and the potential for new investment treaty cases.

15 May 2023

Turkish roadbuilder fails to attach Kyrgyz payment

A Canadian appeal court has rejected a bid by one of Kyrgyzstan’s arbitral creditors to attach a US$50 million payment made by a Canadian mining company to settle an unrelated investment dispute with the Central Asian state.

15 May 2023

Singapore court denies India’s fraud challenge

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

Mining magnate threatens new claim against Australia

Mining magnate Clive Palmer has threatened Australia with a new arbitration, as he reportedly presses ahead with his US$200 billion treaty claim against the state.

11 May 2023

Spain fails to annul German investor’s ECT award

An ICSID committee has upheld a €22 million Energy Charter Treaty award won by German conglomerate BayWa against Spain over measures that affected the company’s wind power investments.

10 May 2023

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