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New leadership at Parisian young practitioners group

The Paris Very Young Arbitration Practitioners group (PVYAP) has appointed four new co-chairs to its steering committee – Nil Daver, Florian Renaux, Ernest Morales Tonda and Karim Zein.

08 December 2022

Webinar considers the parent-practitioner juggle

A webinar organised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Young Members Group looked at how to successfully juggle a career in international arbitration with family and children.

08 December 2022

Ukrainian bank’s billion-dollar award against Russia reinstated

The French Court of Cassation has reinstated an investment treaty award requiring Russia to pay US$1.1 billion to a Ukrainian state-owned bank for expropriating its Crimean assets.

07 December 2022

Slovakia may face claim over windfall oil tax

A subsidiary of Hungarian energy group MOL has threatened to bring an international arbitration if Slovakia proceeds with plans to tax the windfall profits of companies exempt from the EU-wide embargo on Russian oil imports.

07 December 2022

Paris boutique hires from Brown Rudnick

Paris-based boutique Mourre Gutierrez Chessa Arbitration has hired Hervé Le Lay, who leaves the partnership at Brown Rudnick after nine years at the firm.

07 December 2022

Egyptian carmaker brings treaty claim against Algeria

An Egyptian car manufacturer has filed a US$24 million treaty claim against Algeria over “severe damage and losses” allegedly caused by government measures.

07 December 2022

DIS looks at energy transition and Ukraine war

The headline conference of the first Berlin Dispute Resolution Days brought together nearly 300 delegates from Germany, Europe and around the globe to discuss how the fundamental uncertainty caused by the energy transition and the war in Ukraine affects current and future energy disputes.

07 December 2022

Azerbaijan threatened with ECT claim after armed conflict

Armenian hydropower investors have notified Azerbaijan of a potential Energy Charter Treaty claim worth hundreds of millions of dollars, described as the first known investor-state dispute arising out of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War of 2020.

06 December 2022

Bulgaria faces new ECT claims

ICSID has registered two new Energy Charter Treaty cases against Bulgaria in the past month: a billion-euro claim brought by children of a deceased Lithuanian oil and gas entrepreneur, and a claim by a Chinese-owned solar investor.

06 December 2022

Mining company brings ECT claim against Slovenia

A Luxembourgish coal mining investor has filed a €60 million ICSID claim against Slovenia under the Energy Charter Treaty, just weeks after the state moved to exit the treaty over environmental concerns.

06 December 2022

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