Energy Charter Treaty
Rockhopper Exploration is fighting for compensation from Italy after it banned offshore drilling, leaving the company unable to develop one of its oil and gas fields.
The latest award on jurisdiction conflicts with the ruling of a Dutch court which overturned an earlier award of US$50 billion in favour of the former majority shareholders of Yukos.
22-Feb-2017 ISDS Blog
SCC is a preferred venue for investment arbitrations. Over the past 20 years, the SCC has administered and acted as appointing authority in more than 90 investment arbitrations, both in small-sized and in large-scale disputes.
17-Feb-2017 International Law Office
The Svea Court of Appeal rejected the Republic of Kazakhstan’s request to declare invalid or set aside the arbitral award in Stati v Kazakhstan. The judgment cannot be appealed.
Croatia has lodged a request with the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland for the annulment of an arbitral award in the case INA-MOL
31-Jan-2017 Kluwer Arbitration Blog
Poland is clearly sceptical regarding investment protection granted by BITs containing an ISDS system in a current form.
The Hague Court of Appeal has rejected a plea to bifurcate hearings on a complaint by the former shareholders of Russia’s now-defunct Yukos oil firm
Croatia’s government said it will appeal the ruling of the Arbitral Tribunal which dismissed Croatia’s claims against Hungary’s MOL in a case concerning Croatian oil and gas company INA
12-Jan-2017 Total Croatia News
Unfavourable arbitration ruling means that Croatia will have to cover most of the costs.
11-Jan-2017 Kluwer Arbitration Blog
Central to the general public’s opposition to ISDS is the concept of legitimate expectations.
Yukos former shareholders are trying to dispute the decision of the Hague District Court.
9-Jan-2017 Kluwer Arbitration Blog
MOL v. Republic of Croatia: The ICSID case where investor corruption as a defense strategy of the host state in international investment arbitration might succeed
In the landscape of international investment arbitration the allegations of corruption have become more and more common.
30-Dec-2016 Kluwer Arbitration Blog
The German Constitutional Court judgment in the Vattenfall case: lessons for the ECT Vattenfall arbitral tribunal
This dispute and final judgment provide some valuable lessons for the arbitral tribunal in the ECT Vattenfall dispute.
Germany’s highest court has ruled in favor of three power companies in a dispute over a government decision to phase out nuclear energy. Vattenfall is also suing at the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
The Court of Appeal in Paris ruled to lift a freeze on assets of Russian Satellite Communications Company and RIA Novosti news agency.
30-Sep-2016 Kluwer Arbitration Blog
Recent developments indicate there may be increasing interest in the creation of alternative forms of dispute resolution for investor-State disputes. One potential alternative is mediation.
The hearing on jurisdiction, merits and quantum in Vattenfall AB and others v. Federal Republic of Germany is scheduled to take place before a three-member arbitral tribunal from Monday, October 10, 2016 through Friday, October 21, 2016.
9-Sep-2016 Kluwer Arbitration Blog
The Ukrainian “saga” on the enforcement of the SCC emergency arbitrator’s award continues – the case is pending the second round of cassation review.
Czech utility CEZ has launched arbitration seeking hundreds of millions of euros from Bulgaria for failure to protect its energy investments
The arbitration dispute concerns the treatment applied by the Romanian authorities to the investments performed by KMG and KMGI in their Romanian subsidiaries.