US court denies en banc rehearing of Devas v. Antrix appeal, upholding minimum contacts requirement under FSIA; dissenters criticize circuit for perpetuating outlier position

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Analysis: UK Court of Appeal overturns High Court’s decision and grants anti-suit injunction, finding that choice of Paris as arbitration seat did not negate choice of English law as the governing law

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Emergency arbitrator declines to retract order against Congo’s state-owned mining company, but finds that further measures should wait for imminent constitution of main tribunal

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Analysis: UK High Court finds that mega-award against Nigeria should not be allowed to stand, in view of claimant’s dishonesty during the proceedings; judge muses that transparency may help avoid similar cases

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UK Court of Appeal overturns SQD v. QYP High Court decision, granting anti-suit and anti-enforcement injunctions against Russian court proceedings and in favour of Paris-seated arbitration, based on evidence from French law experts

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Analysis: UK High Court grants anti-suit injunction against Russian domestic court proceedings lodged in violation of ICC arbitration clause, distinguishing SQD v. QYP

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Paris Court of Appeal finds that “sparse and dated” links between arbitrator and appointing party do not suffice to consider that tribunal was improperly constituted

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UK High Court reverts to rejecting anti-suit injunction against sanctioned Russian party, this time in inter-partes proceedings – distinguishing recent Court of Appeal decision

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[Updated] Reficar seeks §1782 U.S. Code discovery to fight corporate restructuring that would allegedly annihilate billion-dollar ICC award in favor of the state entity

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Uncovered: In ICC award issued in dispute between Chinese and Venezuelan state-owned companies, tribunal decides to hear claims stemming from 26 contracts in one single arbitration and sees no evidence of corruption, awarding damages for unpaid purchase orders

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Analysis: US appeals court upholds ICC award between Panama Canal consortium and Panamanian state entity, finding that mere indications of professional familiarity are insufficient to establish arbitrators’ partiality

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Uncovered: In previously unseen treaty award, panel of Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, William Rowley and Gary Born unanimously decides to hear customary international law claims, but majority finds no breach on the merits

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Analysis: Tribunal majority in Trasta v. NOC (2) sides with the respondent, holding that Libya’s National Oil Corporation could validly force its partner to sell its shares in a local refinery; Charles Poncet dissents, opining that the majority breached the claimant’s due process rights

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Revealed: ICC tribunal in Blerim Devolli v. Kosovo declines jurisdiction under foreign investment law, seeing insufficient evidence of a foreign contribution of value and finding that the claimant does not qualify as a foreign national

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Analysis: ICC tribunal majority dismisses 1.8 billion EUR construction claim against Venezuela and its national railway institute, finding no consent to arbitrate under the 2001 Cooperation Framework Agreement between Italy and Venezuela

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Analysis: ICC tribunal finds that Iraqi partners in Korek committed “fraud on a massive scale”, leading to the expropriation of Agility’s and Orange’s investment

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Analysis: ICC tribunal applies international law to pipeline agreements between Iraq and Turkey, finds that Turkey breached its obligation not to load oil in contravention of Iraq’s instruction, and upholds Turkey’s counterclaims

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