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Siva fights on, appeals ruling

Hongsa case not over after Malaysian verdict

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  • Writer: Nareerat Wiriyapong & Nalin Viboonchart
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The court battle between a Thai businessman and the Laotian government is far from over, as a lawyer for Siva Nganthavee has filed an appeal against a Malaysian High Court verdict in December regarding a coal-fired power plant in the Hongsa district of Laos. 

James Berger of King & Spalding LLP, which represents Mr Siva in the case, said court judgements against Laos in the US and Britain remain enforceable for collecting an arbitration award Vientiane was ordered to pay.

The High Court in Kuala Lumpur ruled last Dec 27 in favour of setting aside the award Laos was told to pay Thai-Lao Lignite (TLL) in late 2009.

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