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A Swedish court hearing Spain’s challenge to a €53 million Energy Charter Treaty award has for a second time refused to consult the European Court of Justice about the treaty’s compatibility with EU law.
02 June 2020
The European Commission has launched infringement proceedings against the United Kingdom and Finland for failing to effectively terminate their intra-EU bilateral investment treaties.
14 May 2020
As a new treaty marks the end of intra-EU BITs, Ashique Rahman and Sam Winter-Barker of Fietta LLP in London argue that a forthcoming ruling by the European Court of Justice may also limit the ability of EU member states to enter into contract-based arbitration with private parties.
13 May 2020
Two years after the Achmea ruling, a majority of EU member states have signed an agreement to terminate their intra-EU bilateral investment treaties, in what has been called the end of an era for investor-state arbitration in Europe.
06 May 2020
BREAKING: A majority of EU member states have signed an agreement for the termination of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties.
06 May 2020
Hungary has applied to annul a €7 million intra-EU investment treaty award issued by an ICSID panel in favour of a UK farming company – which has recently launched enforcement proceedings in the US.
26 March 2020
Hungary has failed to persuade ICSID panels to annul or revise a pair of intra-EU BIT awards in favour of European investors in light of the Achmea ruling.
18 March 2020
The Supreme Court of Sweden has requested a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice on whether the Achmea ruling requires it to set aside two intra-EU BIT awards against Poland – even where the state was found to have consented to the arbitration through its conduct.
26 February 2020
An ICSID tribunal has upheld jurisdiction over a claim by 956 Greek investors against Cyprus to recover €300 million in bonds and bank deposits that were confiscated as part of the state’s financial bailout by European institutions.
10 February 2020
An ICSID tribunal has upheld its jurisdiction and awarded a UK farming company €7 million in an intra-EU investment treaty claim brought over the expropriation of a plot of land – a dispute which also saw an intervention from former UK Prime Minister David Cameron.
14 November 2019
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