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

The Swedish Supreme Court Dismisses Kazakhstan’s second application to overturn the Award

Date: May 18, 2020
Jurisdiction: Sweden

The Swedish Supreme Court upholds the award for the second time, dismissing Kazakhstan’s application to overturn the December 9, 2016 ruling of the Svea Court of Appeal filed on the basis of alleged new evidence. The award is therefore once again confirmed to be final, binding and non-appealable for all intents and purposes.

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English Court Rejects National Bank of Kazakhstan’s (NBK) Debt Claim Against BNY Mellon

Date: April 22, 2020
Jurisdiction: England & Wales

The High Court of Justice in London rejects NBK’s US$ 530 million debt claim against BNY Mellon for the latter’s refusal to release the National Fund assets frozen as a result of the parallel Belgian enforcement proceedings, by agreeing with the Stati Parties that the decision with regards to BNY Mellon is to be determined by the Belgian courts in due course.

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U.S. Appellate Court Confirms Dismissal of the RICO Claim

Date: February 21, 2020
Jurisdiction: U.S.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit confirms the lower district court ruling from March 30, 2019 which dismissed Kazakhstan’s RICO claim against the Stati Parties.

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Swedish Appellate Court Rejects Second attempt by Kazakhstan to Re-litigate the Award

Date: January 31, 2020
Jurisdiction: Sweden

The Svea Court of Appeal in Sweden dismisses Kazakhstan’s second challenge of the award filed on the basis of alleged new evidence. The award is therefore again confirmed to be final, binding and non-appealable for all intents and purposes.

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Belgian Court Grants Recognition of the Award

Date: December 20, 2019
Jurisdiction: Belgium

The Brussels Court of First Instance grants recognition with respect to the award, dismissing all of Kazakhstan’s challenges to the award (including based on the fraud allegations).

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