U.S.: District court denies motion to dismiss petition to enforce non-party arbitration summonses and...

Wash. Nat'l Ins. Co. v. Obex Grp. LLC, No. 18 CV 9693 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 18, 2019) Washington National Insurance Company ("Petitioner") claims it was fraudulently induced to enter a reinsurance agreement with Beechwood Re...

U.S.: District court confirms foreign arbitral award under New York Convention despite pending set...

Compañía de Inversiones Mercantiles S.A. v. Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V., No. 15-CV-02120 (D. Colo. Mar. 25, 2019) Respondents Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V. and GCC Latinoamérica, S.A. de C.V....

U.S.: . Ninth Circuit holds that settlement agreement entered as an order by a...

Castro v. TriMarine Fish Co. LLC, No. 17-35703 (9th Cir. Feb. 27, 2019) Plaintiff Castro was injured while working as a deck hand aboard a fishing vessel owned by Defendants, several TriMarine companies (collectively...

International Arbitration Statistics 2018 – Another busy year for Arbitral Institutions

While it hasn’t been a record year for most arbitral institutions, the demand for arbitration is still very strong. As in the previous yearsSee: https://globalarbitrationnews.com/international-arbitration-statistics-2016-busy-times-for-arbitral-institutions/ and https://globalarbitrationnews.com/global-arbitration-cases-still-rise-arbitral-institutions-caseload-statistics-2015/., we have compiled the numbers published by...

U.S.: District court refuses to confirm unreasoned arbitration award and remands it to the...

Smarter Tools Inc. v. Chongqing SENCI Import & Export Trade Co., No. 18-cv-2714 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 26, 2019) Smarter Tools Inc. ("STI"), a Virginia corporation, executed a purchase agreement to buy thousands of gas-powered generators...

8th DIS Baltic Arbitration Days 2019: Arbitration in Construction and Public Procurement Disputes/ Current...

From June 13 to 14, the Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V. (DIS) and the law firm Klauberg Baltics jointly hosted the 8th DIS Baltic Arbitration Days. The DIS Baltic Arbitration Days have developed into...

Hong Kong: Court clarifies when the limitation period for enforcing arbitral awards in Hong...

Under Hong Kong law, an arbitration agreement is premised upon an implied undertaking by the parties to perform an award. Accordingly, the 6-year time limit to enforce awards in Hong Kong runs from the...

U.S.: District court stays enforcement proceedings pending foreign appeal of the arbitral award.

Gretton Ltd. v. Republic of Uzbekistan, No. 18-cv-01755 (D.D.C. Feb. 6, 2019) Petitioner, Gretton Ltd. ("Gretton"), is a litigation funder. Following the alleged expropriation of two gold-mining operations run by Oxus Gold PLC ("Oxus")...

Swiss Federal Supreme Court upholds extension of arbitration agreement to non-signatories under the New...

In its decision dated 17 April 2019, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (SFSC) confirmed for the first time that an arbitration clause may validly bind also a party which had not signed the main...

U.S.: District court grants petition to confirm foreign arbitral award and awards attorneys’ fees.

Eolica Tres Mesas, S. de R.L. de C.V. v. Abengoa Mexico S.A. de C.V., No. 1:18-cv-07505 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 28, 2019) In June 2014, Eolica Tres Mesas, S. de R.L. de C.V. and Eolica Tres...

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