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European Parliament approves EU-Singapore trade deal

Fri, 2019-02-15 12:00

The European Parliament has voted to approve free trade and investment protection agreements between the EU and Singapore, including provisions for an “investment court system” that the European Commission...

Another ICSID creditor eyes PDVSA assets

Fri, 2019-02-15 11:00

A Dutch subsidiary of US bottlemaker Owen-Illinois has become the latest of Venezuela’s arbitral creditors to target the US assets of the state’s national oil and gas company PDVSA, in a bid to collect...

Russia held liable again over Crimean assets

Fri, 2019-02-15 08:00

A tribunal seated in The Hague has found Russia liable in a billion-dollar claim over the seizure of banking operations in Crimea, as well as in a separate case over an airport linked to Ukrainian businessman...

Counsel in place for new Crimea claim

Thu, 2019-02-14 12:00

A Ukrainian state-owned electricity company has instructed external counsel for a much-trailed investment treaty claim against Russia over assets expropriated following the annexation of Crimea five years...

Venezuela wins appeal in dual nationals case

Thu, 2019-02-14 10:00

The French Court of Cassation has overturned a decision to partially annul an investment treaty award in favour of two dual nationals against Venezuela, following a complaint by the state that the award...

Dual nationals' award reinstated after appeal by Venezuela

Thu, 2019-02-14 10:00

The French Court of Cassation has reinstated an investment treaty award in favour of two dual nationals against Venezuela that had been partially annulled, following a complaint by the state that it ought...

Coal miner threatens treaty claim against Poland

Wed, 2019-02-13 12:19

An Australian mining company has warned that it may bring an Energy Charter Treaty claim against Poland, saying that state authorities have unfairly obstructed the development of two coal-mining projects....

ICSID panel declines to revisit intra-EU award

Wed, 2019-02-13 12:00

Hungary has failed to persuade an ICSID tribunal to revise a €23 million award issued more than two years ago in favour of French voucher services company Edenred to take account of the Achmea decision...

Do we need a permanent investment court?

Wed, 2019-02-13 06:57

Nassib Ziadé, chief executive officer of the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA), used a speech in Manama to question whether proposals to establish a permanent court to hear investment disputes...

France-Spain rail saga resumes before four-man panel

Tue, 2019-02-12 08:55

A €300 million arbitration over a high-speed rail link between France and Spain is set to resume before a four-member tribunal, after the claimant lost a challenge to an award that had barred it from discontinuing...

PCA panel in place for Colombia bank claim

Mon, 2019-02-11 18:00

UK arbitrator John Beechey has been appointed to chair a US$330 million treaty case brought against Colombia at the Permanent Court of Arbitration by the former owners of a nationalised bank, as a related...

Pakistan tries to reopen corruption defence

Mon, 2019-02-11 09:00

Pakistan has asked an ICSID tribunal to revise an US$800 million award in favour of a Turkish energy company in light of what the state says is new evidence to support its arguments that the underlying...

Albania defeats claim over privatisation vouchers

Mon, 2019-02-11 08:39

UPDATED WITH LINK TO AWARD: An ICSID tribunal has declined jurisdiction over a claim concerning Albania’s alleged failure to honour vouchers issued during a privatisation programme in the 1990s. In...

Uzbekistan wins stay of funder’s enforcement bid

Fri, 2019-02-08 12:00

A US court has agreed to stay an action brought by an affiliate of third-party funder Calunius Capital to enforce a US$13 million treaty award against Uzbekistan until the conclusion of set-aside proceedings...

Huawei threatens claim against Czech Republic

Thu, 2019-02-07 18:00

Embattled Chinese telecoms company Huawei has reportedly threatened the Czech Republic with international arbitration after a state agency warned that its technology poses a threat to cybersecurity. ...

PCA hears claim by Dubai investor in Czech real estate

Thu, 2019-02-07 10:41

A Dubai investor’s US$20 million treaty claim against the Czech Republic is underway at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, with the UK’s Sir Christopher Greenwood QC presiding over the tribunal....

Disclosure of judges’ records denied in Panama corruption claim

Thu, 2019-02-07 10:00

Two ICSID claimants who allege they were victims of judicial corruption in Panama have failed in a bid to compel the state to produce bank statements of justices at its Supreme Court and records of their...

Enforcement of Crimea award upheld in Ukraine

Thu, 2019-02-07 09:40

The Ukrainian Supreme Court has enforced an investment treaty award that requires Russia to pay US$159 million to Ukrainian investors in Crimea – while limiting the scope of attachments previously granted...

Malintoppi resigns after challenge over husband’s counsel work

Wed, 2019-02-06 12:00

Italian arbitrator Loretta Malintoppi has resigned as chair of an ICSID tribunal hearing a claim against Colombia after being challenged over her husband’s counsel work for the state in a separate dispute....

Hungary hit with another intra-EU BIT award

Tue, 2019-02-05 09:40

An ICSID tribunal has ordered Hungary to pay €73 million plus interest to French food voucher services company Sodexo Pass International after rejecting a submission by the European Commission that the...