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ICSID, 30 July 2018, Lion Mexico Consolidated LP v. United Mexican States, ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/15/2, Decision on Jurisdiction

On 30 July 2018, a NAFTA arbitral tribunal issued a decision on jurisdiction in Lion Mexico Consolidated LP v. United Mexican States, rejecting Respondent’s ratione materiae objection. The proceedings were governed by the ICSID Additional Facility Rules. The dispute arose out of State’s judicial conduct in the dispute of the default of payment of three mortgages [...]

2018-09-08T21:05:06+00:00 July 30th, 2018|ICSID, International awards|0 Comments

Media release of the Court of Arbitration for Sport – CAS, 27 July 2018, Valcke v. FIFA

As announced in the press release of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”), on 27 July 2018 CAS dismissed the appeal filed by Jérôme Valcke against the decision of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (“FIFA”) appeal committee. Jérôme Valcke, the former FIFA Secretary General was dismissed in 2015 after accusations of being involved [...]

England and Wales Court of Appeal, 27 July 2018, Viorel Micula, Ioan Micula, S.C. European Food S.A., S.C. Starmill S.R.L. and S.C. Multipack S.R.L. v. Romania, [2018] EWCA Civ 1801

In 2013, an ICSID arbitral tribunal issued an award in an investment treaty-based case opposing Romania (“Respondent”) to the Micula brothers and three companies controlled by them – S.C. European Food S.A., S.C. Starmill S.R.L. and S.C. Multipack S.R.L (“Claimants”). In this award, the arbitral tribunal recognised the violation of the FET standard due to [...]

ICSID, 26 July 2018, Georg Gavrilović and Gavrilović D.O.O. v. Croatia, ICSID Case No. ARB/12/39, Award

On 26 July 2018, an ICSID arbitral tribunal issued an award in favour of Austrian investors, Georg Gavrilović and Gavrilović D.O.O., claimant in a dispute with the Republic of Croatia (“Respondent”). The dispute arose out of the State’s refusal, when the Croatian War of Independence ended, to recognize a purchase of the family enterprise by [...]

2018-09-08T21:02:54+00:00 July 26th, 2018|ICSID, International awards|0 Comments

England and Wales High Court of Justice, 26 July 2018, Franek Jan Sodzawiczny v. Andrew Joseph Ruhan, Gerald Martin Smith, Dawna Marie Stickler, Simon Nicholas Hope Cooper and Simon John McNally, [2018] EWHC 1908 (Comm)

In 2014, the parties entered into Confidential Settlement Deed (“Deed”) following previous commercial disputes. The Deed contained an arbitration clause providing for an LCIA arbitration in London and broadly-worded release and settlement provisions. In 2018, the Forth and the Fifth Defendants (Simon Nicholas Hope Cooper and Simon John McNally) initiated an LCIA arbitration against Mr [...]

Swiss Federal tribunal, 1st Court of civil law, 26 July 2018, X. v. Y, 4A_404/2017

The dispute was related to the successive transfer of company Z’s shares from company U to company X, and from company X to company Y. Regarding the first transfer, the share transfer agreement provided that the original vendor (the U company) would remain in charge of disputes relating to funds transferred abroad (offshore) and that [...]

England and Wales High Court of Justice, 25 July 2018, Sea Master Shipping Inc v. Arab Bank (Switzerland) Ltd, [2018] EWHC 1902 (Comm)

A FOB buyer of goods, Agrobusiness, chartered a vessel owned by Sea Master Shipping Inc (“Owner”) and resold the cargo on the CIF terms. The charter contained a LMAA arbitration clause, clause, which covered “any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Contract”. Several bills of lading covered the cargo, each incorporating the [...]

Swiss Federal tribunal, 1st Court of civil law, 20 July 2018, X. v. Z. Ltd, 4A_578/2017

Following the persistent delay of a football club in the payment of wages to a player, the latter gave notice to the club to pay him the amounts due, then proceeded to the unilateral termination of the employment contract. The next day, the club paid the amounts due and ordered the player to attend training. [...]

ICSID, 13 July 2018, Mobil Investments Canada Inc v. Canada, ICSID Case No. ARB/15/6, Decision on Jurisdiction and Admissibility

On 13 July 2018, an ICSID arbitral tribunal issued a decision on jurisdiction and admissibility in Mobil Investments Canada Inc v. Canada, rejecting some of Respondents’ preliminary objections. The dispute arose out of oil projects located off the coast of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Following the Canada’s implementation of the 2004 Guidelines [...]

2018-08-06T22:31:36+00:00 July 13th, 2018|ICSID, International awards|0 Comments

England and Wales High Court of Justice, 13 July 2018, PAO Tatneft v. Ukraine, [2018] EWHC 1797 (Comm)

In the OAO Tatneft v. Ukraine case (“investor” and “Respondent” respectively), the arbitral tribunal seated in Paris and constituted under the UNCITRAL Rules rejected all of Respondent’s jurisdictional objections in its decision on jurisdiction and ordered it to pay the investor 12 million dollars in its award. Respondent initiated annulment proceedings in France, the USA [...]