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Palestine turns to PCA for tax claim against Israel

Palestine turns to PCA for tax claim against Israel

14 July 2020

Palestine has asked the Permanent Court of Arbitration for help in appointing a five-person tribunal to hear a claim concerning more than US$6 billion in taxes it says Israel is withholding in violation of the Oslo Accords.

Hague panel finds India cannot prosecute Italian marines

Hague panel finds India cannot prosecute Italian marines

02 July 2020

An arbitral tribunal in The Hague has ruled that India must cease to exercise criminal jurisdiction over two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen in the Indian Ocean eight years ago but that the state is entitled to compensation from Italy over the incident.

ICC panel rules in Turkmen-Iranian gas dispute

ICC panel rules in Turkmen-Iranian gas dispute

30 June 2020

Turkmenistan’s national gas company Turkmengaz has reportedly been awarded around US$2 billion in an ICC claim concerning payments for the supply of natural gas to Iran.

Gazprom to pay out on billion-dollar gas price award

Gazprom to pay out on billion-dollar gas price award

15 June 2020

Russia’s Gazprom has agreed to repay US$1.5 billion to Poland’s state gas utility PGNiG to comply with an award in a gas price review arbitration but says it will continue with efforts to challenge the outcome in the Swedish courts as well as pursuing further price renegotiations.

Vietnam weighs South China Sea claim

Vietnam weighs South China Sea claim

07 May 2020

Vietnam is reportedly moving closer to launching an international arbitration against China over maritime rights in the South China Sea, as officials in Beijing continue to assert control in the disputed waters.

Hague tribunal orders return of Iranian assets

Hague tribunal orders return of Iranian assets

16 March 2020

The Iran-US Claims Tribunal in The Hague has ruled in a long-running dispute over Iranian physical assets that were frozen during the 1979 hostage crisis – ordering the US to pay over US$29 million in damages to Iran and return several antique musical instruments including a Stradivarius.

Ukraine's maritime claim against Russia to proceed

Ukraine's maritime claim against Russia to proceed

24 February 2020

A tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration has rejected the majority of Russia’s jurisdictional objections to a case brought by Ukraine over maritime rights around Crimea – but said it lacked authority to address claims implicating the sovereignty of the annexed territory.

Greek state entity declares win in gas-pricing case

Greek state entity declares win in gas-pricing case

23 January 2020

Greece’s state-owned gas company Depa says it has won a Stockholm-seated ICC arbitration filed against Turkish counterpart Botaş in the latest installment of a 10-year dispute over the price of gas supplied under a pipeline deal.

Gazprom fails in challenge to first Naftogaz award

Gazprom fails in challenge to first Naftogaz award

29 November 2019

A Swedish court has rejected a challenge by Gazprom to an SCC award favouring Ukrainian state entity Naftogaz in a multibillion-dollar gas dispute – with hearings scheduled for next year on challenges to two further awards.

Ukraine’s ICJ claim against Russia clears hurdle

Ukraine’s ICJ claim against Russia clears hurdle

11 November 2019

The International Court of Justice has ruled it can hear claims by Ukraine concerning Russia’s alleged support of terrorism in eastern Ukraine and mistreatment of non-Russian communities in Crimea.