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In re Application of Alpene, Ltd., No. 21 MC 2547 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 27, 2022)[1]Factual Background Alpene, Ltd., a Hong Kong corporation, was the claimant in an investor-state treaty arbitration against the Republic of Malta before the World Bank’s International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”). Alpene initiated a proceeding in district court in New York requesting an order authorizing subpoenas for documents and testimony from an individual residing in New York in connection…

245 Park Member LLC v. HNA Grp. (Int’l) Co., 1:22-cv-5136-JGK (S.D.N.Y. July 25, 2022)[1] Factual Background In 2017, Petitioner 245 Park JV LLC, a U.S. affiliate of Respondent HNA Group (International) Company Limited (“HNA”), bought property at 245 Park Avenue in New York City. In June 2018, Petitioner 245 Park Member LLC made a preferred equity investment of $148 million in 245 Park JV LLC. As inducement for the investment, Petitioner secured contractual rights and protections, including…

Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC, v. Coverteam SAS (aka GE Energy Power Conversion France SAS, Corp.,), No. 17-10944 (11th Cir. July 8, 2022)[1] Factual Background In 2007, the predecessor of Plaintiff Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC (“Outokumpu”) entered into a series of agreements with F.L. Industries Inc. (“Fives”) for the provision of three cold rolling mills used for manufacturing and processing steel products. The parties agreed that disputes arising from the agreements would be subject to arbitration under German…

Tethyan Copper Co. Pty Ltd. v. Islamic Republic of Pakistan, No. 1:19-cv-02424 (D.D.C. Mar. 10, 2022)[1] In 2006, Tethyan Copper Co. Pty Ltd. (“Tethyan”), an Australian company, entered into a joint venture with a Pakistani province, Balochistan, which provided that Tethyan could “explore potential copper and gold mining” in the province. In 2011, Tethyan applied to Balochistan for a lease to mine the Reko Diq deposit, one of the world’s largest copper-gold deposits, located in…