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Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal clarifies principles applicable where a party seeks to...

This article discusses the decision of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal ("CFA") in  Astro v First Media. The CFA has allowed First...

U.S.: District court finds motion to confirm award was properly served pursuant to terms...

Voltage Pictures, LLC v. Gulf Film, LLC, LACV 18-00696-VAP (C.D. Cal. Apr. 17, 2018) Between 2013 and 2015, Voltage Pictures and Gulf Film entered...

U.S.: Second Circuit holds that a party seeking to vacate an award must...

Certain Underwriting Members of Lloyds of London v. Insurance Company of the Americas, No. 17-1137-cv (2d Cir. June 7, 2018) Petitioners-Appellees, Insurance Company of...

English High Court provides useful guidance on whether test for appeal on a point...

The case of Agile Holdings Corp v Essar Shipping Ltd clarifies the circumstances in which the court can revisit the decision to grant leave...

Due process and fairness in arbitral proceedings: the Commercial Court rules against finding serious...

The rejection of SCM Financial Overseas Ltd's ("SCM") challenge to an US$ 860 million award in favour of Raga Establishment Ltd ("Raga") on the...

U.S.: District court refuses to allow non-parties to arbitration to intervene in enforcement proceedings,...

Eddystone Rail Co. v. Jamex Transfer Servs., LLC, No. 17-cv-1266 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 7, 2018) A district court in the Southern District of New York...

U.S.: District court refuses to stay enforcement of an award pending foreign challenge but...

Tatneft v. Ukraine, No. 17-582 (D.D.C. Mar. 19, 2018) On July 4, 1995, Tatarstan and Ukraine entered into an agreement to create CJSC Ukrtatnafta...

U.S.:District court confirms ICSID award and refuses to stay enforcement pending foreign proceeding.  

Rusoro Mining Ltd. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, No. 16-cv-02020 (D.D.C. Mar. 1, 2018) Rusoro, a Canadian company, owned 58 mining concessions and contracts...

U.S.: District court holds arbitration awards entered by parties’ consent are subject to the...

Transocean Offshore Gulf of Guinea VII Ltd. v. Erin Energy Corp., No. H-17-2623 (S.D. Tex. Mar. 12, 2018) Petitioners, Transocean Offshore Gulf of Guinea...

U.S.: District court confirms arbitration award, denying Respondent’s claims that the agreement at issue...

Balkan Energy Ltd. v. Republic of Ghana, No. 17-cv-00584 (D.D.C. Mar. 22, 2018) In 2007, the Republic of Ghana ("Ghana") negotiated with Balkan Energy...