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Swedish court upholds intra-EU BIT award

The Svea Court of Appeal has largely upheld a pair of SCC awards worth €176 million in favour of a Luxembourgish entity against Poland, ruling that the state had left it too late to raise objections based on the incompatibility of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties with EU law.

Austrian businessman takes on Tajikistan

An Austrian cotton investor has filed a claim against Tajikistan at ICSID after a state-owned bank refused to comply with a US$20 million commercial arbitration award.

Ukraine faces treaty claim over gambling ban

An Estonian company is pursuing a €40 million treaty claim against Ukraine at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, alleging that a decade-old gambling ban resulted in the collapse of its casino business.

Chinese hospital dispute leads to SIAC award

A Singaporean subsidiary of Indonesia’s Lippo Group has obtained a freezing order from the Hong Kong courts as it seeks to enforce a SIAC award worth US$42 million plus interest arising from a dispute over control of a hospital in mainland China.

  • White & Case defeats Yukos discovery bid

    The former majority shareholders in Yukos Oil Company have failed in their renewed bid to subpoena White & Case and its chairman Hugh Verrier for evidence in support of efforts to reinstate arbitral awards against Russia worth a combined US$50 billion.

  • British lawyer faces new charges in Geneva

    Weeks after being indicted for his alleged role in a fake arbitration, British lawyer Matthew Parish has been charged in Geneva over separate allegations that he tried to extort money from a former client by accusing them of financing terrorism.

  • Baker Botts hires in London

    English-qualified barrister Poupak Anjomshoaa, who has experience of construction and energy disputes and has worked in-house at an international petrochemical company, has joined the partnership at Baker Botts in London.

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Russia held liable again over Crimean assets

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 Igor Kolomoisky.

France-Spain rail saga resumes before four-man panel

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 the case without prejudice.



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