Topic: Environmental disputes

Ukraine war will fuel energy disputes, hears GAR Live

A panel at GAR Live Energy Disputes in Edinburgh considered the increasingly volatile global energy market resulting from the war in Ukraine, including the resurgence of fossil fuel and potential investment treaty claims.

29 September 2022

How Italy’s ban on offshore drilling fell foul of the Energy Charter Treaty

EXCLUSIVE: GAR unpacks how Italy’s decision to ban offshore drilling near its coastline led to the state being ordered to pay more than €190 million plus interest to a UK company for breaching the Energy Charter Treaty.

26 August 2022

Ecuador fails in renewed bid to overturn Chevron award

A Dutch appeal court has dismissed Ecuador’s renewed bid to overturn a treaty award holding it liable for a denial of justice in its US$9.5 billion dispute with US oil company Chevron over pollution in the Amazon.

30 June 2022

GAR Live Miami: has the ESG era already begun?

The era of ESG is here already and will be a “future battleground for disputes”, the Latin Lawyer and GAR Live Arbitration Summit in Miami heard this week.

27 May 2022

Study finds green transition could prompt US$340 billion in ISDS claims

Government action to stop global warming could trigger more than US$340 billion in claims from oil and gas investors, according to a new study calling for an “abolitionist approach” to investment treaties.

10 May 2022

Kyrgyzstan reaches deal to end gold mine dispute

Kyrgyzstan has reached an agreement with Canadian mining company Centerra Gold that paves the way for the parties to settle an UNCITRAL dispute over the state’s seizure of one of the largest gold mines in central Asia.

04 April 2022

The Escazú Agreement: internationalising environmental matters and sustainable rights

Meriam Nazih Al-Rashid, Kate Lomas and Angela Antoniou of Eversheds Sutherland report on a recently concluded Latin American regional treaty addressing environmental protections and the rights of environmental defenders, and providing for state-to-state arbitration over compliance with its terms.

15 February 2022

Italian utility liable for breaching environmental guarantees

A Belgian chemicals producer says it has won a €90 million ICC award against an Italian utility over breaches of environmental guarantees concerning the billion-euro sale of two industrial plants.

23 July 2021

Peru threatened with claim over environmental fine

A cacao plantation owner has threatened to file an ICSID claim against Peru after it was hit with a US$35 million fine for breaching environmental regulations.

10 November 2020

Romania to challenge award over environmental clean-up

Romania has issued a call for counsel as it prepares to challenge a €59 million ICC award won by Austrian oil and gas group OMV over the state’s failure to pay environmental clean-up costs.

10 August 2020

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