French speakers subscribing to email@example.com will remember that Domitille Baizeau commented the decision in late May and readers of Global Arbitration Review may have noticed Philip Landolt's criticism of the decision in 4 Issue 5 Global Arbitration Review 30-32 (2009). Whilst appreciating the points he made, I do not fully agree with Philip's view as will be clear from the following.
28 ASA Bull 104 (2010) also see 3 SwissIntArbRep 241 (2009)
The case involved a Portuguese company created as a joint venture by three German companies. The JV entered into a Sales and Purchase Agreement with a Chinese company in 2008, containing an arbitration clause providing for ICC arbitration in Geneva.