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An ICSID tribunal hearing an Austrian bank’s claim against Croatia has by majority rejected the state’s argument that the underlying bilateral investment treaty is incompatible with the EU legal order – in line with decisions in two other cases brought under the same intra-EU BIT.
14 October 2020
In one of the late Johnny Veeder QC’s last decisions as arbitrator, a tribunal at ICSID has agreed to hear an intra-EU BIT claim against Poland brought by Austrian investors in a pair of hotels – concluding that EU law did not apply to the question of its jurisdiction.
03 September 2020
As the EU opens a public consultation on intra-EU investment protection, Paschalis Paschalidis of Shearman & Sterling argues that investors and other stakeholders should seize the opportunity to put forward constructive criticisms of the existing EU legal framework and suggest potential improvements.
08 July 2020
An ICSID tribunal hearing an Austrian bank’s claim against Croatia has ruled that investor-state arbitration under an intra-EU bilateral investment treaty is not incompatible with the EU legal order – holding that the Achmea ruling does not apply to all intra-EU BITs.
24 June 2020
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
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