DORALEH CONTAINER TERMINAL SA v. REPUBLIC OF DJIBOUTI
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April 24, 2023
Djibouti Can't Halt $486M Enforcement Suit Without Bond
Djibouti must post a supersedeas bond to prevent Dubai's state-owned shipping coordinator from taking steps to collect a $486 million arbitral award, a D.C. federal judge said Monday, dealing the African nation a blow as it tries to overturn a recent confirmation order.
March 29, 2023
Port Co. Says Djibouti Owes $486M Award, Despite Appeal
Dubai's state-owned shipping coordinator says it must be allowed to immediately collect a $486 million arbitral award from Djibouti, telling a D.C. federal judge that the East African nation cannot shirk that obligation simply because it is challenging a recent confirmation order.
February 15, 2023
Governance Feud Can't Sink OK Of $486M Djibouti Port Award
A D.C. federal judge has enforced a $486 million arbitral award against Djibouti after rejecting the country's arguments that the petition — purportedly filed by Doraleh Container Terminal SA — was filed by a one-third minority owner without authorization.
January 04, 2023
Djibouti Says Court Can't Enforce $486M Arbitral Award
The Republic of Djibouti on Tuesday told a D.C. federal judge that jurisdictional issues defeat efforts to enforce a $486 million arbitral award against it, telling the court that the petition — purportedly filed by Doraleh Container Terminal SA — was filed by a one-third minority owner without authorization.
November 14, 2022
Judge Kills Djibouti Discovery Request In $485M Award Suit
A D.C. federal judge on Monday denied the Republic of Djibouti's request to investigate whether attorneys at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP had the authority to seek enforcement of a $485 million international arbitration award on behalf of investors in a terminated deepwater port venture, saying that question should have been explored during arbitration.
February 18, 2022
Port Developer Says Djibouti Can't Escape $485M Award
Emirati investors in a terminated deepwater port venture say the Republic of Djibouti is trying to turn arbitration enforcement proceedings into "full-scale litigation" with improper filings and discovery requests, after first dodging service for a year.
November 24, 2021
Djibouti Says Bid For $486M Award Imperils Sovereign Rights
The Republic of Djibouti told a federal judge that U.S. federal courts have no jurisdiction to enforce a $486 million arbitration award over a terminated deep-water port venture, arguing that the enforcement petition threatens the nation's right to control its territory and national resources.
March 09, 2021
Port Operator Fights To Keep $486M Award Suit Alive
A developer of an East African port says it followed proper channels to notify Djibouti that it filed a $486 million suit seeking to enforce an arbitral award stemming from a dispute over control of the deep-sea terminal, and Djibouti can't end the litigation.
February 16, 2021
Djibouti Fights Bid To Enforce $486M Award To Port Operator
Djibouti is seeking to escape a Dubai port operator's lawsuit in Washington, D.C., to enforce a more than $486 million arbitral award issued in London following a dispute over control of a deep-sea terminal, as it has emerged that the country has asked its own courts to annul the award.