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Uniper asks ICSID panel to enjoin German proceedings

German energy group Uniper has asked an ICSID tribunal to restrain the Dutch government from pursuing anti-arbitration proceedings in the German courts.

07 December 2021

Paris court upholds lockdown award

In the first known French decision on a covid-related set-aside request, the Paris Court of Appeal has refused to set aside an ICC award that was issued by a Paris-seated tribunal in March 2020 – 10 days into the first lockdown in France – and because of the circumstances signed by each arbitrator separately.

07 December 2021

Uruguay chases ICSID claimant over costs award

Uruguay has asked a US court to enforce an ICSID award requiring a Florida telecoms company to pay nearly US$6 million in costs following an unsuccessful treaty claim that was backed by a third-party funder.

07 December 2021

Spain fails to reopen intra-EU objection after Komstroy

An ICSID tribunal has refused to reconsider its jurisdiction to hear an Energy Charter Treaty case brought by four German banks against Spain – one of the first arbitral decisions to address the effect of the European Court of Justice’s recent ruling in Komstroy.

06 December 2021

Japanese brewer brings SIAC claim over Myanmar ventures

A Japanese beverages group says it has launched SIAC proceedings to terminate two joint ventures in Myanmar over concerns about its local partner’s links to the military that seized power in the country earlier this year.

06 December 2021

ICC announces leaders of disability inclusion task force

The ICC has named two leaders of its newly created task force on disability inclusion and international arbitration: Simon Maynard of King & Spalding in London and Toronto-based arbitrator and academic Todd Weiler.

06 December 2021

EU Commission launches infringement proceedings over intra-EU BITs

The European Commission has launched infringement proceedings against seven EU member states over their failure to terminate their intra-EU bilateral investment treaties, also threatening a potential ECJ case against one state.

03 December 2021

German Supreme Court upholds bar to intra-EU BIT claim

The German Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal of a ruling that prevents an Austrian bank from pursuing an intra-EU BIT arbitration against Croatia in light of the Achmea decision.

03 December 2021

Georgia ordered to pay damages in tariff dispute

An ICSID-administered tribunal has issued a partial award requiring Georgia to pay US$80 million to a Russian energy group in a dispute over tariffs.

03 December 2021

King & Spalding promotes five

King & Spalding has promoted three international arbitration practitioners to the partnership in its US and Singapore offices and named another two as counsel in Europe.

03 December 2021

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