Topic: Environmental disputes

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

Chevron defeats bid to enforce Amazonian pollution judgment

The Argentine Supreme Court has refused to enforce a US$9.5 billion judgment against Chevron over environmental pollution in the Amazon that an UNCITRAL tribunal has found to be a denial of justice.

06 August 2020

Peru pollution claims revived at PCA

A tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration has begun hearing parallel treaty and contract claims against Peru relating to environmental pollution in the Andes, four years after the dismissal of an earlier case administered by ICSID.

12 February 2020

Dentons launches environmental disputes practice

Risteard De Paor has left White & Case to launch an environmental disputes practice at Dentons in Madrid.

21 January 2020

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