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Lithuania loses to Gazprom in Stockholm

Lithuania loses to Gazprom in Stockholm

Premium article - 23 June 2016

Lithuania has failed in an attempt to secure almost US$2 billion in compensation, after a tribunal in Stockholm rejected arguments that Gazprom as the state's monopoly gas supplier charged “unfair prices”.

Bulgaria faces payout in nuclear plant dispute

Bulgaria faces payout in nuclear plant dispute

Premium article - 16 June 2016

Russian state-owned nuclear company Atomstroyexport has won €550 million plus interest from Bulgaria’s national electricity company, after a five-year-long dispute that went to ICC arbitration in Geneva.

Russian republic brings treaty claim against Ukraine

Russian republic brings treaty claim against Ukraine

Premium article - 05 May 2016

The Russian republic of Tatarstan has filed a US$300 million treaty claim against Ukraine over the state’s alleged complicity in the takeover of an oil refinery, as claims brought against Russia by Ukrainian investors in Crimea progress in The Hague.

India ordered to send Italian marine home

India ordered to send Italian marine home

Premium article - 04 May 2016

An arbitral tribunal in The Hague has ordered that an Italian marine detained in India for more than four years should be allowed to return home out of “considerations of humanity”, pending the outcome of a sensitive inter-state arbitration relating to the killing of two fishermen.

Croatia boycotts hearing on implications of Sekolec scandal

Croatia boycotts hearing on implications of Sekolec scandal

Premium article - 18 March 2016

Croatia has not attended the latest hearing in what it says is an irreversibly compromised border arbitration with Slovenia, instead pressing its position with the United Nations that the dispute should be resolved through bilateral talks.

Naftogaz threatens treaty claim over Crimea

Naftogaz threatens treaty claim over Crimea

Premium article - 22 February 2016

Ukraine’s national gas company has threatened to bring an investment treaty claim against Russia over the seizure of its assets in Crimea – adding to the list of disputes arising from the Russian annexation of the peninsula in 2014.

Turkey wins price cut on gas from Iran

Turkey wins price cut on gas from Iran

Premium article - 10 February 2016

An ICC tribunal has ordered the National Iranian Gas Company to grant a discount on the price of gas exports to Turkey, in the latest round of a multibillion-dollar dispute over a 25-year supply agreement.

Israel wins gas supply claim against Egypt

Israel wins gas supply claim against Egypt

Premium article - 07 December 2015

An ICC tribunal has ordered two Egyptian state entities to pay over US$2 billion to Israeli and Egyptian parties for terminating a gas supply agreement in the wake of the Arab Spring, as final awards are awaited in three related arbitrations.

Guyana calls for ICJ to rule on century-old border award

Guyana calls for ICJ to rule on century-old border award

Premium article - 08 October 2015

An oil discovery has reinvigorated a longstanding territory dispute between Venezuela and Guyana, with Guyana’s president calling on the International Court of Justice to rule on the validity of a 116-year old arbitral award.

ICJ agrees to hear Bolivia’s claim over Pacific access

ICJ agrees to hear Bolivia’s claim over Pacific access

Premium article - 28 September 2015

The International Court of Justice in The Hague has dismissed Chile’s preliminary objection to a claim by Bolivia relating to access to the Pacific, after hearings in which a number of well-known international arbitration practitioners appeared for the Chilean side.