Federal Court Of Australia Enforces ICSID Award

The Federal Court of Australia recognises and enforces ICSID award2

Herbert Smith Freehills review the Federal Court of Australia’s decision in Lahoud v The Democratic Republic of Congo [2017] FCA 982, where the Federal Court recognised and enforced an award rendered under the rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. The authors note that the Federal Court of Australia highlights that applicants can be confident that a foreign arbitral award will be recognised and enforced in Australia – even if it is against a foreign state.


About Phillip Rompotis

Phillip practices as a barrister and arbitrator in Hong Kong. He has over 25 years’ litigation and arbitration experience in commercial disputes relating to construction & engineering, financial services, joint venture & shareholders agreements, technology, trusts, property and landlord & tenant. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of various lists/panels of arbitrators.


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