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Achmea and the ECT: investor and state perspectives

Achmea and the ECT: investor and state perspectives

17 May 2019

Does the decision by the European Court of Justice in Achmea apply to intra-EU investment disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty? Delegates at GAR Live BITs in Washington, DC heard from lawyers acting for both investors and states on the issue.

Four more solar wins for Czech Republic

Four more solar wins for Czech Republic

17 May 2019

The Czech Republic has defeated four Energy Charter Treaty claims worth a combined €19 million over reforms to its solar power sector, as it pursues a challenge to an adverse award on liability in a further case over the same measures.

DLA hires former Argentine government lawyer

DLA hires former Argentine government lawyer

17 May 2019

A former Argentine government lawyer who has defended the state in several ICSID cases has joined DLA Piper as a partner in Buenos Aires.

GAR Live BITs - in pictures

GAR Live BITs - in pictures

17 May 2019

Pictures from the 5th annual GAR Live BITs in Washington, DC, are now available.

GAR Live Stockholm Lookback: how to write an arbitral award

GAR Live Stockholm Lookback: how to write an arbitral award

17 May 2019

Session three of GAR Live Stockholm 2018 discussed the art of writing an arbitral award. It touched on some big topics – including, how should one err when it comes to reasoning (too much, too little; more on the facts, less on the law, vice versa?) and is it time to rethink, completely, how we do investment treaty awards?

Park on balance and proportionality

Park on balance and proportionality

16 May 2019

In a lecture in Washington, DC, leading US arbitrator William W Park addressed the question of proportionality when balancing rival objectives of efficiency, fairness, accuracy and enforceability in cross-border arbitration. Daniel Parga, associate at Greenberg Traurig in DC, reports.

LCIA rules on dispute over Kurdistan settlement

LCIA rules on dispute over Kurdistan settlement

16 May 2019

Two Emirati energy companies have prevailed in an LCIA claim against a consortium partner that contested their decision to settle a US$39 billion dispute with the Kurdistan regional government of Iraq two years ago.

Pakistan faces treaty claim over steel plant

Pakistan faces treaty claim over steel plant

16 May 2019

A Saudi Arabian steelmaker is pursuing a US$500 million treaty claim against Pakistan over a project to develop the country’s largest steel complex.

Omnia promotes of counsel in London

Omnia promotes of counsel in London

16 May 2019

Catriona Paterson, who has advised on ICSID cases arising from the Arab Spring, has been promoted to of counsel at Omnia Strategy, the London disputes boutique set up by Cherie Blair QC.

Dubai, Stockholm and São Paulo lag in Seat Index research

16 May 2019

Dubai, Stockholm and São Paulo have so far attracted the fewest responses in GAR's Seat Index, survey but Cairo and Kuala Lumpur are not far behind. Only Vienna is doing well ...