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Devas denied compensation of $562m

The Delhi High Court firmly denied the granting of a $562.2 million (€562.2m) arbitration award – plus damages and interest – to Devas Multimedia. The Court, ruling on August 29th, said the claim suffered from “patent illegalities and fraud”. Most importantly, the Court said the award was in conflict with the public policy of India. […]

August 30, 2022

Devas wins modest Intelsat pay-out

Devas Multimedia has been awarded a tiny – but perhaps morally valuable – pay-out from an old obligation and legal actions. Devas says it has “seized” $87,457.47 due to it from Intelsat. Devas has been fighting in assorted courts to access cash awarded to it by numerous courts in its extremely long-running action against India’s […]

August 19, 2022

Devas vs Antrix rages on

Devas Multimedia won a $1.2 billion (€1.17bn) arbitration award in 2015, confirmed by a US Federal Court back in October 2020. The award was compensation for alleged illegal activity at India’s Antrix which was the commercial arm of India’s State Research Organisation (ISRO). The US District Court in Washington, on July 13th, insisted that the […]

July 20, 2022

Devas faces Canadian appeal against award

The ongoing legal process between Devas Multimedia and India’s State Research Organisation (ISRO) has suffered something of a set-back in a Canadian court. Devas Multimedia has won numerous actions against ISRO and its commercial arm Antrix in its claim for $1.2 billion already awarded by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and confirmed by the […]

February 22, 2022

Devas hits back at Indian government

The long-running suite of legal problems that surround the 2005 failed deal between India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and its Antrix commercial arm show no sign of abating. Devas Multimedia, which signed a capacity deal with ISRO’s Antrix division, and despite having allegations of fraud set against Devas and certain ISRO employees, has now issued […]

February 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Devas will continue to collect India’s overseas assets

Last week Devas Multimedia was ordered by India’s Supreme Court to be wound up. Devas is, however, determined to use the positive backing of various non-Indian courts and tribunals to be justified in pursuing its $1.2 billion (€1.06bn) compensation claim against Antrix, the former subsidiary of India Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Matthew McGill, a partner […]

January 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Devas vs Antrix: India acts

The long-running and hugely expensive legal action between Devas Multimedia and the Antrix commercial arm of the Indian State Research Organisation (ISRO) has seen a ruling from India’s Supreme Court. The Court threw out the case brought by Devas. The Court’s ruling said: “We find all the grounds of attack to the concurrent orders of […]

January 19, 2022By Chris Forrester

Devas wins arbitration award against ISRO

Devas Multimedia, in its very long-running dispute with India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and its commercial arm Antrix, has won approval on January 3rd to target assets held in Virginia and to enforce a previous arbitration award. ISRO was described in court as attempting a “brazen” plot hatched at its HQ in New Delhi to […]

January 5, 2022

Antrix, Devas litigation rumbles on

The very long-running dispute between India’s ISRO Antrix commercial division and a (then) satellite agreement with Devas Multimedia, commenced in 2005, continues to very slowly process through various courts and administrations. In essence, Devas has been awarded $1.2 billion, plus interest, in compensation by an international tribunal. The latest chapter saw Antrix saying in a […]

December 3, 2021

US allows Devas to seize ISRO/Antrix assets

The long-running $1.8 billion legal dispute between Devas Multimedia and Antrix, the commercial arm of India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO), received a major boost for Devas investors from a US federal court. In an August 16th order, the US federal court in Washington DC, granted permission to a group of Devas investors (CC/Devas Mauritius, Telcom […]

August 19, 2021By Chris Forrester