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

The Brussels Court of Appeal upholds challenge brought by Kazakhstan

The Brussels Court of Appeal issued a decision upholding the challenge brought by Kazakhstan against the enforcement of the $545 million Energy Charter Treaty Award in Belgium. The ruling is limited to the Belgian jurisdiction only and did not affect the validity of the award in Sweden.

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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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Swedish Court Confirms Attachment of Kazakh State Assets in Sweden

Date: January 24, 2018
Jurisdiction: Sweden
Status: Closed
In favour of: Tristan Oil

The Stockholm District Court upholds its previous decision from August 21, 2017 allowing the Swedish bailiff to levy attachments on Kazakh state property on Swedish soil by dismissing Kazakhstan’s challenges to the original ruling.

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Dutch Court Upholds the Kashagan Shares Attachment

Date: January 5, 2018
Jurisdiction: Netherlands
Status: Pending
In favour of: Tristan Oil

The Amsterdam District Court dismisses a challenge by Samruk-Kazyna against the freeze over the Kashagan oil field.

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