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We list below a number of recent iron and steel industry (or related) legal disputes. This page is updated regularly.

Rio declares force majeure on Kennecott shipments after ... tweet
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Rio Tinto has enforced a force majeure on copper cathode contracts for the Kennecott mine in Utah, the United States, after an earthquake last month caused an emergency shutdown at the smelter.
https://www.australianmining.com.au/news/rio-declares-force-majeure-on-kennecott-shipments-after-earthquake/

Northam Platinum, the latest SA miner to declare force ... tweet
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Northam Platinum, the latest SA miner to declare force majeure in wake of COVID-19 pandemic - Mining MX
https://www.miningmx.com/trending/41086-northam-platinum-the-latest-sa-miner-to-declare-force-majeure-in-wake-of-covid-19-pandemic/

London court dismisses ArcelorMittal plea against Essar tweet
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT
In an 81-page judgment, High Court Judge Andrew Henshaw on Monday found no merit in the case being brought by ArcelorMittal to enforce a worldwide freeze on Essar's assets to protect them from dissipation while the former pursues parallel legal
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/indl-goods/svs/steel/london-court-dismisses-arcelormittal-plea-against-essar/articleshow/74935411.cms

QX Metals : Advises of Force Majeure regarding Kalabak ... tweet
Fri, 20 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT
QX Metals : Advises of Force Majeure regarding Kalabak and Zlatusha Projects - Marketscreener.com
https://www.marketscreener.com/QX-METALS-CORP-56294721/news/QX-Metals-Advises-of-Force-Majeure-regarding-Kalabak-and-Zlatusha-Projects-30199556/

Sibanye-Stillwater agrees refining deal with Amplats ... tweet
Tue, 17 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Sibanye-Stillwater agrees refining deal with Amplats, softens impact of PGM force majeure - Mining MX
https://www.miningmx.com/top-story/40752-sibanye-stillwater-agrees-refining-deal-with-amplats-softens-impact-of-pgm-force-majeure/

NGT approved auction of 2 lakh mt of coal output in ... tweet
Fri, 13 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Last year Supreme Court had paved the way for operationalising of coal mining in Meghalaya under the relevant statutory framework of the Mine and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act. NGT has banned mining in 2014 in Meghalaya.
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/indl-goods/svs/metals-mining/ngt-approved-auction-of-2-lakh-mt-of-coal-output-in-meghalaya/articleshow/74607737.cms

BHP retains title of Worlds Most Valuable Mining Brand tweet
Thu, 12 Mar 2020 11:22:00 GMT
BHP has had a turbulent year, from negotiating a US$5 billion lawsuit, following the devasting Samarco dam disaster in Brazil in 2015 ... The future of BHP looks bright, however, as iron ore prices -
https://www.miningreview.com/gold/bhp-retains-title-of-worlds-most-valuable-mining-brand/

Force Majeure Prompts Amplats to Shut Smelter, Revise ... tweet
Mon, 09 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Force Majeure Prompts Amplats to Shut Smelter, Revise Guidance The explosion and subsequent fire at the Waterval smelter in Rustenburg, South Africa, has compelled the worlds largest platinum producer...
https://investingnews.com/daily/resource-investing/precious-metals-investing/platinum-investing/force-majeure-prompts-amplats-shut-smelter-revise-guidance/

Steel-Making Materials, Iron Ore And Coal, Could Be ... tweet
Tue, 03 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Picking commodity winners at this stage of what could become a global economic slowdown courtesy of the coronavirus is risky business but two steel-making minerals are starting to attract support: iron ore and coking coal. The theory supporting the investment case for iron ore and coking coal is that China is likely to resort to a fresh round of economic stimulus to try and overcome the effects of a countrywide slowdown that last week led to an all-time low in the important manufacturing
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/steel-making-materials-iron-ore-and-coal-could-be-virus-winners/

Russia: NLMK asks US court to cancel import duties ... tweet
Tue, 03 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT
NLMK Indiana and NLMK Pennsylvania, subsidiaries of the Russian steelmaker Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK), have filed a suit to the U.S. court of International Trade asking it to consider a denial of the U.S. Treasury Department to exclude Russian steel slabs from import duties under section 232 of the U.S. Trade expansion Act, NLMK said.
https://metalukraine.com/2020/03/03/russia-nlmk-asks-us-court-to-cancel-import-duties-on-slabs.html

Former Bhushan Power MD challenges JSW Steel deal in ... tweet
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Singal has filed a special leave petition before the top court contenting that the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has erroneously allowed JSW Steel to retain Bhushan Power & Steels earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) to the tune of Rs 3,000 crore generated during the corporate insolvency resolution process
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/indl-goods/svs/steel/former-bhushan-power-md-challenges-jsw-steel-deal-in-sc/articleshow/74311998.cms

PTI govt to mull over US firms offer to acquire Tuwairqi ... tweet
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 19:19:00 GMT
ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) is set to consider an offer of a US-based firm to acquire Al-Tuwairqi Steel Mills Limited (TSML), a way forward for an out-of-court settlement
https://tribune.com.pk/story/2164240/2-pti-govt-mull-us-firms-offer-acquire-tuwairqi-steel-mills/

VRIC 2020 Energy, Battery Metals Insights: IsoEnergy ... tweet
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT
VRIC 2020 Energy, Battery Metals Insights: IsoEnergy, Azincourt Energy, A.I.S. Resources, First Cobalt During VRIC, INN caught up with executives in the energy and battery metals spaces for updates regarding their companies and...
https://investingnews.com/ceo-interviews/vric-2020-energy-battery-metals-insights:-isoenergy-ceo-craig-parry-azincourt-energy-ceo-alex-klenman-a.i.s.resources-chairman-martyn-

U.S. firm wins reprieve from expanded duties on steel ... tweet
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT
The U.S. Court of International Trade has issued a temporary order under which U.S. customs agents cannot collect duties from a U.S. company under President Donald Trumps recently-announced expansion of steel and aluminum tariffs. PrimeSource Building Products had challenged Trumps surprise expansion of existing tariffs to include derivative products such as steel nails and aluminum cables. It withdrew its request for a temporary restraining order after reaching an agreement with U.S.
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/u-s-firm-wins-reprieve-from-expanded-duties-on-steel-products/

Tenaris's Board of Directors Provides Full Support ... tweet
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 16:58:00 GMT
LUXEMBOURG , Feb. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tenaris S.A. (NYSE, Mexico : TS and MTA Italy: TEN) today issued the following statement: Tenaris has been advised that the Italian court overseeing the investigation into alleged improper payments made in Brazil for the supposed benefit of
https://ir.tenaris.com/news-releases/news-release-details/tenariss-board-directors-provides-full-support-its-chairman-and

ArcelorMittal, Italian government agree to hearing ... tweet
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT
ArcelorMittal and the Italian government agreed on 7 February to postpone the tribunal hearing over the ownership of the former Italian steelmaker Ilva,Kallanishlearns from sources close to the matter. Just a few hours before the hearing was due to take place last Friday, both parties submitted a draft agreement and asked the tribunal to
http://eurometal.net/arcelormittal-italian-government-agree-to-hearing-delay/

Techint owners ordered to stand trial in Brazil graft ... tweet
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:43:00 GMT
MILAN, Feb 13 Reuters - San Faustin, the holding company that controls Italian steel pipe giant Tenaris, said an Italian court had ordered it and its owners to stand trial in a Brazil corruptio
https://uk.reuters.com/article/techint-brazil-corruption/update-1-techint-owners-ordered-to-stand-trial-in-brazil-graft-case-idUKL8N2AD54S

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