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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

Canadian energy company to bring claim against Ecuador

UPDATED: A Canadian energy company says it will bring an UNCITRAL claim against Ecuador over the state’s alleged refusal to renew concessions for a pair of oil blocks.

06 December 2022

"Succession"-inspired Praelium raises interim measures issue

At this year's David D Caron Praelium hosted by Three Crowns and two leading law schools, Angeline Welsh and Doak Bishop argued a fictional case study inspired by the hit HBO series "Succession" that raised the issue of when an arbitral tribunal can and should grant a party's request for permission to seek interim measures from an English court in support of arbitration.

06 December 2022

Gazprom faces second German gas supply claim

RWE has reportedly launched arbitration against Gazprom over halted gas supplies – a week after another German energy company Uniper brought a multibillion-euro claim against the Russian state entity.

05 December 2022

Poncet survives challenge in ICSID revision proceeding

Albania has failed to disqualify Charles Poncet from hearing its bid to revise a €110 million ICSID award based on the Swiss arbitrator being the only original member of the tribunal available to hear the request.

05 December 2022

CAS hears Russian and Ukrainian football claims

Two panels at the Court of Arbitration for Sport have begun hearing claims brought by Russian and Ukrainian football clubs over FIFA’s decision to allow their foreign players to leave due to the ongoing war between the countries.

05 December 2022

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