Versailles Court of Appeal, 6 April 2018, Syndicat Mixte des aéroports de Charente (SMAC) v. Ryanair Designated Activity Company and Airport Marketing Services, no. 17/03565

SMAC, a public company, concluded two contracts with Ryanair Limited and Airport Marketing Services Limited (AMS), two Ireland based companies. These contracts related to the opening of an air route between Angouleme and London and advertising services. Both contracts contained an LCIA arbitration clause. A dispute being arisen between the parties, Ryanair Limited and AMS [...]

Cour de cassation, Civ. 1, 10 January 2018 and 24 January 2018, Congo v. Commisimpex, no. 16-22494 & no. 16-16511

Following the exequatur of two awards, Commisimpex company proceeded to two levies of attachment against Republic of Congo and one of its emanations. The State previously committed itself to waive its immunity for jurisdiction and execution. Trial judges dismissed Congo’s application to set aside the attachment, stating that customary international law only required an express [...]

2018-02-12T08:07:09+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Cour de cassation|0 Comments

High Court of Paris, 6 September 2017, Republic of the Niger v. Africard, no. 17/54338, Summary judgement

The Court of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA) issued an award in 2014 stating that the termination of a contract signed between Africard and Niger was wrongful and unfair. The Court ordered Niger to pay damages. Africard requested the enforcement of the award in France, which was granted in 2015. Even if Niger’s action for annulment [...]

2018-01-14T19:09:51+00:00 September 6th, 2017|High Court of Paris|0 Comments

Cour d’appel de Paris, 22 juin 2017, no. 457/17

L’infirmation des ordonnances d’exequatur privent de tout effet en France les sentences arbitrales. Pour autant, ces sentences ne peuvent pas servir de fondement pour faire pratiquer des saisies conservatoires sans autorisation du juge. La circonstance que ces sentences n’aient fait l’objet d’aucune annulation au siège de l'arbitrage est sans incidence sur la question de la [...]