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An archive of the key court rulings in the Tristangate dispute.

Dutch Appellate Court Confirms the Kashagan Shares Attachment for a Second Time

The Amsterdam Court of Appeals upholds the US$ 5.2 billion share freeze of Kazakhstan’s stake in the Kashagan oil field held via Samruk-Kazyna.

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U.S. Federal Court Tosses Kazakhstan’s RICO Complaint

Date: March 30, 2019
Jurisdiction: U.S.
Status: Closed
In favour of: Tristan Oil

The federal district court in Washington, D.C. dismisses Kazakhstan’s complaint against the Stati Parties filed pursuant to the U.S. Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act by describing this lawsuit as “ill-advised” and “an improper use of the auspices of this Court to revive and prolong a dispute that is over”.

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The Rome Court of Appeal Recognizes the Award

Date: February 27, 2019
Jurisdiction: Italy
Status: Closed
In favour of: Tristan Oil

The Rome Court of Appeal recognizes the award in Italy, dismissing all of Kazakhstan’s challenges to the award (including based on the fraud allegations).

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The Stati Parties Discontinue the Award Recognition Proceedings in England

Date: August 10, 2018
Jurisdiction: England & Wales
Status: Closed
In favour of: Tristan Oil

The Court of Appeal in England allows the Stati Parties’ to discontinue all English court proceedings, after the High Court had initially granted Kazakhstan’s application for a trial based on the original fraud allegations made by Kazakhstan.

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Kazakhstan Loses Appeal Against the Belgian Attachment Order

Date: May 25, 2018
Jurisdiction: Belgium
Status: Pending
In favour of: Tristan Oil

The Brussels Court of First Instance rejects Kazakhstan’s and NBK’s appeals against the original attachment order with respect to the National Fund assets held by BNY Mellon granted on October 11, 2017. With the Stati Parties’ consent, the Court reduces the attachment value from US$ 22.6 billion to US$ 530 million given the then size of the award.

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U.S. Federal Court Confirms the Award

Date: March 23, 2018
Jurisdiction: U.S.
Status: Closed
In favour of: Tristan Oil

The federal district court in Washington, D.C. rules that the award is valid and enforceable as a binding U.S. judgment following an application by the Stati Parties to confirm the Award on U.S. soil. In doing so, the U.S. court rejects the fraud allegations brought forward by Kazakhstan.

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