Legal disputes

On January 9, 2017 Outotec and Outokumpu have settled their patent dispute, commenced in 2013, concerning the rights to inventions relating to ferroalloys technology. The settlement relates to the award issued by the Arbitral Tribunal on August 28, 2015 confirming that the rights of ownership and use ferroalloys technology inventions belong to both Outotec and Outokumpu jointly. With the settlement, the parties withdraw all their claims against each other and Outotec gets the exclusive right to sell and license the said ferroalloys technology inventions against a license fee mutually agreed by the companies.  The settlement will not impact Outotec's financial guidance for 2016.

On September 27, 2013, Outotec announced that Sarda Energy and Minerals Ltd (SEML) submitted application for arbitration at the International Court of Arbitration against Outotec in dispute regarding a filter delivery in 2007. The content value was approximately EUR 0.6 million. SEML´s claim equals approximately 18 million US dollars. On April 18, 2016 Outotec accounced that the Parties has reached a settlement agreement. This settlement will not impact Outotec´s financial guidance for 2016.