Tag Archives: France

Tribunal awards India first BIT case win, dismissing claims of French investor

An UNCITRAL arbitral tribunal has reportedly dismissed a US$36 million claim by a French investor, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs SAS (“LDA“), against India under the 1997 France-India bilateral investment treaty (“BIT“). The award is not public at this time, but press … Continue reading

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French Conseil d’État rules on scope of powers to set aside arbitral awards / Le Conseil d’État s’est prononcé sur l’étendue de son contrôle s’agissant de l’annulation d’une sentence arbitrale internationale

In a decision of 9 November 2016, the French Conseil d’État, France's highest administrative jurisdiction, ruled on the extent of its scope of review as regards annulment of an international arbitral award. The decision relates to an ICC arbitral award … Continue reading

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Scope and validity of asymmetric jurisdiction clauses in France

On 7 October 2015, in Cass. 1ère Civ., 7 October 2015, No 14-16.898, the Cour de cassation (the French Supreme Court) handed down a decision that significantly clarified its interpretation of the rules for jurisdiction clauses within the European Union … Continue reading

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Paris Court of Appeal orders the retraction of an award made where one arbitrator lacked independence: the ongoing Tapie saga

In a remarkable judgment of 17 February 2015, rendered further to a rarely-seen application for revision of an arbitral award (which in this case lead to the retraction of the award), the Paris Court of Appeal overturned an arbitral award … Continue reading

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New ruling of the French Cour de cassation in the Tecnimont judicial saga on challenge of an arbitrator

In Avax v Tecnimont (Civ. 1ère, 25 June 2014, pourvoi n° 11-26.529) the French Supreme Court reviewed the Paris Court of Appeal’s decision regarding the effect of the time limits in institutional rules on the judge reviewing the award.  On … Continue reading

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Paris Arbitration Rules launched

Paris the Home of International Arbitration (Paris Place d’arbitrage) unveiled its newly drafted Paris Arbitration Rules on Monday, April 15 at the group’s annual conference, held at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris. The conference, chaired by Charles Kaplan (President … Continue reading

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Singapore arbitration update

This update considers recent statistics released by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC“). We also examine recent and pending events affecting Singapore, some developments in international arbitration law from France that could affect parties operating in the region, and review … Continue reading

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