United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 22 May 2018, Cardno International PTY, Ltd. and Others v. Carlos Diego Fernando Jacome Merino and Others, no. 17-23964-civ-Scola

On 22 May 2018, the Florida District Court confirms an award rendered in favor of the Australian infrastructure company Cardno, except with respect to one of the four sellers who had passed away. This dispute originated in the purchase by Cardno of Caminosca SA, an Ecuadorian company. After the sale, Cardno discovered that the sellers [...]

Singapore High Court, 26 April 2018, China Machine New Energy Corp (CMNC) v. Jaguar Energy Guatemala LLC [2018] SGHC 101

On 26 April 2018, the Singapore High Court refuses to set aside an award in favour of Jaguar Energy Guatemala. The dispute originated in the construction of a coal-fired power plant in Guatemala by CMNC. In both contracts concluded by the parties, the arbitration clause provided for an expedited arbitral procedure, with the tribunal required [...]

High Court of Justice of England and Wales, 24 April 2018, Dreymore Fertilisers Overseas PTE Ltd. v. Eurochem Trading GMBH [2018] EWHC 909

Dreymoor (plaintiff) is an international trading company based in Singapore and ECTG (defendant) is a production company in the field of phosphate mineral fertiliser production based in Switzerland. Both companies have Russian entities as final beneficiaries. In this case, two jurisdictional challenges were brought by Dreymoor, on one hand, under section 67 of the Arbitration [...]

ICC, 25 October 2017, Dassault, Thales and Safran v. Taiwan

In 1992, the French Groups Dassault, Thales and Safran signed a contract with Taiwan for the purchase of Mirage fighter jets amounting to EUR 4,6 billion. During its execution, the French Groups have paid several commissions despite the fact that it was forbidden by the contract. The Taiwanese State has then initiated an ICC arbitration [...]

2018-01-14T22:43:48+01:00October 25th, 2017|ICC, International awards|0 Comments

Cour de Cassation, Civ. 1, 13 September 2017, Indagro v. Ancienne maison Marcel Bauche, no. 16-25657 & 16-26445

An arbitration award ordered Ancienne Maison Marcel Bauche to pay Indagro. A few months later, the French criminal court found Indagro guilty of corruption for having paid unlawful commissions to one of the opposing party’s employees. For this reason, the Court of Appeal dismissed Indagro’s request for exequatur. The Cour de Cassation dismissed the appeal, [...]

2018-01-14T19:03:14+01:00September 13th, 2017|Cour de cassation|0 Comments

Cour d’appel de Paris, 16 mai 2017, no. 15/17442

L’annulation pour violation de l’ordre public ne serait encourue que s’il est démontré par des indices graves, précis et concordants que la sentence aurait pour effet de donner force à un contrat obtenu par corruption. L’inobservation des règles de transparence dans la passation des marchés publics est un indice particulièrement significatif de telles infractions, mais [...]

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