Our lawyers discuss rulings in UK and Australia courts on the enforcement of arbitral awards against sovereign States.
Client Alert | May 31, 2023
Our lawyers provide an update on recent announcements by several European Union Member States of their intention to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty.
Client Alert | December 5, 2022
In a major development on 13 September 2022, the UAE Ministry of Justice called upon the Dubai Courts to enforce judgments of the English Courts in the UAE going forward, based on principles of reciprocity.
Client Alert | September 15, 2022
Gibson Dunn’s D.C. Circuit Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act Enforcement Update summarizes recent decisions within the D.C. Circuit that are relevant to the enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards against foreign states.
Client Alert | September 7, 2022
Washington, D.C. partner Matthew McGill and Jay Newman are the authors of "Waiting for Superbond," published by the Financial Times on August 3, 2022.
Article | August 8, 2022
On June 13, 2022, the Supreme Court held 9-0 that parties to private arbitrations abroad may not seek the assistance of federal courts in gathering evidence for use in those arbitrations.
Client Alert | June 13, 2022
Today, the Supreme Court held 9-0 that prejudice is not required to show that a party waived the right to arbitrate.
Client Alert | May 23, 2022
On March 31, 2022, the Supreme Court held 8-1 that federal jurisdiction to confirm or vacate an arbitral award under Sections 9 and 10 of the Federal Arbitration Act must exist independent of the underlying controversy - that is, courts cannot “look through” to the underlying dispute to establish federal subject-matter jurisdiction.
Client Alert | March 31, 2022
On 2 March 2022, the United States signed the Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters (also known as the “Hague Judgments Convention.”) The Hague Judgments Convention seeks to enhance access to justice and facilitate international trade and investment by encouraging the free flow of judgments across national borders.
Client Alert | March 18, 2022
Where a contract specifies its governing law, but is silent as to the governing law of the arbitration agreement, the question arises as to which law governs the arbitration agreement – the governing law of the contract, or the law of the seat?
Client Alert | February 18, 2022
Since 6 March 2018, the EU institutions have been sending EU investors a clear message regarding the protection of their investments within the EU under so-called ‘intra-EU’ bilateral investment treaties, as well as now the Energy Charter Treaty.
Client Alert | February 4, 2022
On 2 September 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its ruling in Republic of Moldova v Komstroy concluding that, as a matter of EU law, Article 26 of the Energy Charter Treaty is not applicable to “intra-EU” disputes (that is, disputes between an investor of an EU Member State on the one hand, and an EU Member State on the other.)
Client Alert | September 7, 2021
On 25 June 2021, the UK Supreme Court rendered its judgment in General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited v The State of Libya. This much anticipated decision provides important guidance concerning the interaction of State immunity principles with the rules applicable to the service of enforcement proceedings on States.
Client Alert | June 29, 2021
Chambers Litigation Support 2021, a guide to leading litigation professionals, has ranked New York partner Robert Weigel in its Global-wide Asset Tracing & Recovery category.
Firm News | June 24, 2021
The American Lawyer named New York partner Robert Weigel a Northeast Trailblazer for his work as co-chair of the firm’s Judgment and Arbitral Award Enforcement Practice Group.
Firm News | May 11, 2021
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has launched a new practice, the Judgment and Arbitral Award Enforcement Practice Group, which will offer clients innovative enforcement strategies and deliver creative solutions.
Press Releases | October 27, 2020