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SIAC panel holds Repsol liable in fraud claim

A SIAC tribunal has issued a partial award in favour of China’s Sinopec Group in a US$5.5 billion fraud claim against Repsol relating to the purchase of a stake in a North Sea oil venture eight years ago.

Second BIT claim over Ukrainian refinery gets green light

An UNCITRAL tribunal has agreed to hear a US$300 million treaty claim brought by a ministry of the Russian republic of Tatarstan against Ukraine over the seizure of the country’s largest oil refinery – events that have already given rise to an award worth over US$112 million.

Rees survives second challenge in Spain solar case

Spain has failed in another bid to disqualify UK arbitrator Peter Rees from hearing an Energy Charter Treaty claim over the state’s renewable energy reforms, based on his successful removal by the European Union in another ECT case.

GAR Awards 2020 – the first shortlist

The nominations process for the GAR Awards is underway, as we publish our first public shortlist ahead of the 10th annual awards ceremony in Paris.

  • ICC panel decides Australian battle over Senegal oilfield

    An ICC tribunal has ruled in favour of Perth-based Woodside Petroleum in a dispute over its purchase of a stake in a US$4.2 billion oil project in Senegalese waters.

  • Czech challenge to solar award fails in Switzerland

    The Swiss Federal Supreme Court has rejected the Czech Republic’s interim challenge to an investment treaty award that held the state liable for reforms to its solar power sector, clearing the way for the arbitration to proceed to the damages phase.

  • English court unable to compel testimony from non-party

    The English Commercial Court has ruled it has no power to compel a witness to give evidence in a New York-seated arbitration between partners in a Central Asian oilfield because he is not a party to the underlying arbitral agreement.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Guide to Challenging and Enforcing Arbitration Awards

Renowned arbitrator Alan Redfern of One Essex Court in London reviews a guide to challenging and enforcing awards published by GAR's publisher Law Business Research.

The pressing need for a European investment court

Paschalis Paschalidis, a former référendaire at the European Court of Justice who is now senior associate at Shearman & Sterling in Paris, argues the investor community should stop lamenting the imminent termination of intra-EU BITs and seize the opportunity to push for the creation of a European investment court.



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