In Avanti Communications Ltd v The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia the Claimant, represented by Adam Kramer of 3VB and Rhys Thomas of Jones Day, was awarded $20.075m in an LCIA arbitration final award. The claim against the Respondent government, represented by Hogan Lovells International LLP, was for non-payment in breach of a contract to provide satellite services using Avanti’s KA-band Artemis satellite. The final award was made by a three-man panel at a preliminary issue hearing on 6 June 2018. Avanti is part of the London-based AIM-listed Avanti Communications plc group, whose market release on the award is here.
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