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Croatia waiting for ICSID ruling in case brought by Hungary’s MOL
Arbitration proceedings which the Hungarian energy group MOL has launched against Croatia before the ICSID in Washington are still ongoing and a ruling is pending, and Croatia has contested the jurisdiction of the arbitration tribunal.
Karkey case posing ”attachment” threat to assets abroad: Cabinet meets today
The federal cabinet is expected to approve supplementary grant of $ 1.37 million on to contest cases filed by M/s Karkey in courts of different countries as Pakistan’s assets abroad are facing "attachment" threat.
Ukraine: Enforceability of emergency arbitral awards (JKX Oil & Gas PLC v. Ukraine)
The Ukrainian Supreme Court refused recognition and enforcement of the emergency award in Ukraine, based on the grounds that enforcement of the emergency award would be contrary to the public policy of Ukraine
Government negotiations to bring down Egypt’s $2bn fine for Unión Fenosa
Compensation of partners to stop pumping of gas to Damietta LNG Plant with part of revenue.
MOL unexpectedly withdraws lawsuit against Croatia in INA case
Many see the withdrawal of the lawsuit as a tactical move whereby MOL wants to additionally strengthen its position in ongoing arbitration proceedings it launched in Washington in 2013.
Intra-EU ECT claims post-Achmea: Vattenfall decision paves the way
Tribunals still grappling with the intra-EU question, especially those in ECT cases, are certain to pay great attention to the carefully crafted Vattenfall decision. Its reasoning may well serve as a blueprint for further decisions and awards in similar cases.
The case of Ampal v Egypt: What are the parameters of the due diligence standard?
A reasonable ICSID Tribunal would have followed the paths of previous arbitral decisions in determining the liability of a host state under the Full Protection and Security obligation, the Ampal Tribunal did not.
US coal firm launches NAFTA suit against Alberta over coal phase-out
A US coal miner is launching a NAFTA suit against Alberta over its policy to phase out coal in the electricity system by 2030.
Arbitration against the Kingdom of Spain: final award
The net award for Athena Investments amounts to approx. EUR 11M.
Romania wins trial at ICSID Washington against energy trader Alpiq
The Romanian government has won a trial at World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes against the Swiss-based energy trader Alpiq in a case related to Hidroelectrica insolvency procedure.
Malaysian renewable energy investor initiates ICSID arbitration against Sri Lanka
KLS Energy Lanka, the local subsidiary of Malaysian renewable energy producer Energy Sdn Bhd of Malaysia has initiated ICSID arbitration under the Sri Lanka-Malaysia BIT
How the lobbies used the threat of ISDS to neuter the Hulot Act
The documents highlight for the first time the pressure placed on the French parliament by a foreign company’s threat to use the ISDS mechanism.
Korean utility refers India to arbitration
South Korean utility Korea Western Power Company (Kowepo) has begun arbitration proceedings against India for not honoring a fuel supply commitment to a gas-based power plant that it part-owns in western India
Big oil and gas companies are winners in Trump’s new trade deal
The oil business persuaded the White House to keep a number of features of the old NAFTA, including provisions that help protect US oil companies’ investments abroad and allow for tax-free transport of raw and refined products across borders.
From Quito: Pablo Fajardo & Donald Moncayo
Pablo Fajardo, the lead lawyer for the communities who have been fighting for 25 years for compensation for the severe pollution in the amazon region, and Donald Moncayo, one of the coordinators of the organization that has led this campaign talk about the Chevron case.
Canada-EU trade, one year on: Canada’s imports are rising faster than exports
The fastest-growing exports include inorganic chemicals, mineral fuels and oil (including crude oil) and pharmaceuticals.
From the indigenous peoples’ environmental catastrophe in the Amazon to the investors’ dispute on denial of justice: the Chevron v. Ecuador August 2018 PCA arbitral award and the dearth of international environmental remedies for private victims
The task no longer lies with interpreting investment treaties alone and trying to reform investment arbitration in general – but designing an entirely cohesive system for international environmental justice that is open to the actual victims of environmental disasters and not just the States that often fail to genuinely represent them.
Latvia is seeking annulment of an arbitral award rendered by the ICSID arbitral tribunal
Latvia has made an application for annulment of an arbitral award in the case of UAB “E energija” (Lithuania) v. Republic of Latvia.
Ecuador: Chevron’s victims vow to fight Hague court ruling
Victims of Chevron-Texaco’s pollution of the Ecuadorean Amazon have vowed to fight to protect the ruling which has granted them compensation.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague rules against Ecuador, favors Chevron
Ecuador will be forced to pay economic reparations to the oil giant. The over 30,000 affected people in the Amazon haven’t received any compensation.