Delhi High Court confirms that two Indian parties can choose a foreign seat of arbitration and applies the alter ego doctrine to join non-parties to the arbitration agreement
In GMR Energy Limited v. Doosan Power Systems India Private Limited, the Delhi High Court confirmed that two Indian parties can contract to have a foreign seat of arbitration (in this case, Singapore), and also ruled that a non-party to … Continue reading
Has the pendulum swung back in favour of the DIFC courts? Two new decisions of the Judicial Tribunal
We recently reported on three decisions of the Judicial Tribunal (please click here) following our commentary on the Judicial Tribunal’s controversial first decision in Daman v Oger and the effect on the Banyan Tree jurisdiction (click here). We concluded that, … Continue reading
English High Court refuses stay of proceedings despite possible overlap with issues subjected to parallel ICC arbitration proceedings.
A consortium of construction companies (the Consortium) was unsuccessful in obtaining a stay of court proceedings pending before the English High Court (the Court), even though parallel related ICC arbitration proceedings are ongoing. The Court rejected the application for a … Continue reading
Laurence Franc-Menget has published an article in the Revue de l’arbitrage, the journal of the Comité Français de l’arbitrage, discussing the Paris Court of Appeal’s decision on an application by Ukraine to annul an $112 million UNCITRAL award against it … Continue reading
Last week, the Dubai International Financial Centre Court issued its decision in Pearl Petroleum Company Limited & Others v The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq. The Court upheld its earlier decision which recognised two LCIA arbitration awards totalling US$2 billion … Continue reading
Tribunal des Conflits clears jurisdictional divergence between French Supreme Court and Conseil d’État regarding enforcement of awards rendered in connection with certain public law contracts
In Tribunal des Conflits, 24 April 2017, C4075, the Tribunal des Conflits considered whether the administrative or ordinary courts had jurisdiction to hear an application to enforce an arbitral award made in respect of disputes arising under two public services contracts.
Should I stay or should I go? Singapore High Court declines to stay arbitration pending review of jurisdictional ruling
Overview In a recent ex tempore judgment in the case of Loblaw Companies Limited v Origin & Co Ltd & Another  SGHC 59 ("Loblaw v Origin"), the Singapore High Court declined to exercise its discretion under s10(9) of the … Continue reading
In the long running Astro/First Media (also known as Lippo) enforcement dispute, First Media has failed to obtain leave to appeal to the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong in respect of First Media's recent loss in the Court … Continue reading
The High Court has confirmed an UNCITRAL Tribunal's Award on Jurisdiction, which rejected jurisdiction under an investment contract (Contract) and the 1994 Kazakh Law on Foreign Investment (FIL). The Court placed particular emphasis on expert evidence of the principles of … Continue reading
Urbaser v. Argentina and Burlington v. Ecuador: Investment arbitration is not over the counterclaims yet
Two recent decisions by tribunals have advanced the body of tribunal practice considering the issue of counterclaims by respondent states in investment treaty arbitration: Burlington Resources Inc. v. Ecuador, in which the tribunal awarded damages against the investor for breach … Continue reading