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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.
22 February 2019
The Investment Treaty Arbitration Committee of the Japan Association of Arbitrators has held its first event in Tokyo in conjunction with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre – including discussion of how Asian jurisdictions should respond to Achmea and other recent developments in Europe.
06 December 2018
Spain has sought to prevent the enforcement in the US of a €53 million Energy Charter Treaty award in favour of a Luxembourg fund, on the basis of the judgment on intra-EU investment arbitration in Achmea.
24 October 2018
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.
10 October 2018
US arbitrator Lucinda Low has become the fourth panellist to resign from an ICSID ad hoc committee hearing Hungary’s bid to annul a treaty award in light of the European Court of Justice’s ruling in Achmea on intra-EU investment arbitration.
05 September 2018
Gaëtan Verhoosel and Jan Paulsson, who are founding partners of Three Crowns, have resigned from ICSID panels hearing cases against Hungary that have raised questions over the effect of the recent ruling in Achmea on intra-European Union investment disputes.
09 August 2018
In a communication with implications for hundreds of pending cases, the European Commission in Brussels has stated that investors cannot invoke arbitration under intra-EU bilateral investment treaties or the Energy Charter Treaty for intra-EU disputes.
19 July 2018
Taking an approach that could be followed by courts of other EU member states, a Swedish court has granted Poland a stay of enforcement of a €176 million investment treaty award after the state argued that it should be set aside on the basis of the recent Achmea ruling on intra-EU investment arbitration.
15 June 2018
A conference at Christ Church, Oxford, on the interplay between the New York Convention and European Union law was dominated by discussion of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s ruling in Achmea – with suggestions that it could bite in relation to commercial arbitration as well as investor-state arbitration.
27 April 2018
NEW COMMENT ADDED: In a much-anticipated ruling that affects nearly 200 bilateral investment treaties between EU member states, the European Court of Justice has ruled that the investor-state arbitration clause in a BIT between the Netherlands and Slovakia is not compatible with EU law.
06 March 2018
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