Work Area: Enforcement and set-aside

Lima challenges second toll-road award in US

UPDATED: The Peruvian municipality of Lima has asked a US court to set aside an UNCITRAL award that rejected allegations of corruption against an Odebrecht-linked consortium – as a challenge to an earlier award over the same toll-road concession resumes.

15 March 2023

Latvia's lack of set-aside provisions ruled unconstitutional

Practitioners have welcomed a ruling by Latvia’s Constitutional Court directing the legislature to introduce a mechanism for the setting aside of awards, an omission that had made the Baltic state “a long-time outlier in the international community”.

15 March 2023

Renewables funds swapped out of US action against Spain

A US court has allowed the claimants to be substituted in an action to enforce an Energy Charter Treaty award even as Spain warns their directors could face criminal penalties over the move.

13 March 2023

Eni gets final injunction against Nigerian partner

Eni has won a final anti-suit injunction in the UK against its local partner in a Nigerian oil block following a US$200 million ICC arbitration – as three NGOs are permitted to weigh in on corruption issues in an unrelated ICSID case.

08 March 2023

Nigeria fails to undo UK recognition of power plant award

The Commercial Court in London has upheld the recognition of an UNCITRAL award against Nigeria issued six years ago in a dispute over a US$200 million power privatisation.

06 March 2023

Slovakia pays ICC award after human rights ruling

Slovakia has settled with an airport investor that won a human rights claim over the refusal of the state’s courts to enforce an ICC award.

06 March 2023

Kazakhstan seeks to overturn US enforcement of Stati award

Kazakhstan has asked a US court to reverse its decision to enforce a US$500 million Energy Charter Treaty award, arguing the Moldovan creditors have turned the court into an “unwitting instrument of a massive fraud”.

03 March 2023

Indian mining tycoon’s family revive claim against Uruguay

Children of Indian mining tycoon Pramod Agarwal have overturned an award that declined jurisdiction over their US$4 billion investment treaty claim against Uruguay.

01 March 2023

LCIA awards upheld in Pakistan gas dispute

An English court has upheld LCIA awards worth US$88 million in favour of a Pakistani state-owned energy company, ruling the challenge was based on a mutual misunderstanding of the arbitrator’s findings.

20 February 2023

Georgia energy tariff award lands in US court

Subsidiaries of a Russian state-owned energy company have applied to a US court to enforce a US$76 million ICSID award against Georgia in a dispute over electricity tariffs – as an SCC award issued by the same arbitrators is challenged in Stockholm.

17 February 2023

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