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Germany’s top court shows obedience to Achmea

After its request for a preliminary ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union led to the notorious Achmea decision, Germany's top court has followed that judgment’s reasoning and set aside an award in favour of the Dutch insurer based on an intra-EU investment treaty.

Tawil to go solo as an arbitrator

Prominent Argentine arbitrator Guido Santiago Tawil is leaving Buenos Aires firm M&M Bomchil after a quarter of a century to focus on his work as an arbitrator.

Fired up by technology?

The latest Dutch Arbitration Day considered the use of technology in international arbitration and whether practitioners in the field are too conservative to embrace innovations such as artificial intelligence – with a “heat map” to track audience reactions as the day progressed.

CIArb Scotland launches young group

As part of its preparations for the ICCA Congress in Edinburgh in 2020, the Scottish branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators has launched a young members group.

  • Kuwait Oil Company defeats Hyundai claim

    Kuwait Oil Company has fended off the bulk of a nearly US$3 billion LCIA claim brought against it by South Korean contractor Hyundai in a dispute over the construction of a network of fuel transportation lines, it has emerged.

  • Details of Lima toll claim come to light

    A former subsidiary of Brazil’s scandal-hit Odebrecht is bringing an UNCITRAL claim against the municipality of Lima over the government’s decision to revoke a toll road concession following a public backlash, GAR has learnt.

  • Lawyer threatens US$100 billion treaty claim after Panama court ruling

    A lawyer for a subsidiary of a Canadian mining company has warned on television that a Panama Supreme Court judgment that found the law that formed the basis for a concession to be unconstitutional could trigger a treaty claim worth a staggering US$100 billion if it leads to its revocation.

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Achmea does not apply to ICSID cases, tribunal rules

An eminent tribunal hearing an intra-EU bilateral investment treaty claim against Hungary has ruled that the Achmea judgment does not apply to ICSID arbitration, after denying the European Commission the chance to make submissions on its effects.

Petrobras urges court to examine “bribery scheme”

Brazil’s state-run oil and gas company Petrobras has urged a US court not to enforce a US$622 million award arising from a contract allegedly procured through bribery of public officials – but the Cayman entity that won the award says no “redo” of the arbitration is allowed.



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