Region: Belgium

CEPANI makes diversity a rule

The Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (CEPANI) has included an express requirement in its new arbitration rules to consider diversity and inclusion when appointing arbitrators.

27 January 2023

Ukrainian lawyers charged with fraud in Switzerland

Three partners at Ukrainian firm Eterna Law have been charged with fraud in Switzerland after a former arbitration client accused them of forging a legal services agreement.

02 December 2022

Madagascar fails to annul clothes factory award

A split ICSID committee has upheld an award requiring Madagascar to pay €7 million to two Belgian brothers whose clothes factory was looted and burned down – rejecting arguments that the state didn't have effective legal representation during the arbitration.

20 October 2022

Dechert partner goes solo in Brussels

Erica Stein has left Dechert after more than eight years to launch a solo arbitrator practice in Brussels.

18 October 2022

Benelux centres team up to launch new group

Arbitral bodies in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg have launched a new group to promote collaboration and boost their visibility, as they explore the possibility of uniform legislation for international arbitrations seated in the Benelux region.

10 October 2022

Belgian practitioner swaps A&O for Crowell

Werner Eyskens, who advises on construction and post-M&A arbitrations and was part of the largest-ever case heard by Belgian institution CEPANI, has left the partnership at Allen & Overy to join Crowell & Moring in Brussels.

28 June 2022

Janssen faces fresh claim over cancer drug royalties

A Danish biotech company has renewed its dispute with Belgium’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, claiming US$405 million over a blood cancer treatment just weeks after a tribunal dismissed an earlier arbitration concerning the same licensing agreement.

10 June 2022

Janssen secures win in cancer drug royalties dispute

Belgian pharmaceuticals company Janssen has defeated a claim brought by a Danish biotech company over royalties due for a blood cancer treatment.

08 April 2022

Poland overturns denial of justice award

A Brussels court has set aside a US$10 million UNCITRAL award that held Poland liable for a denial of justice – in what is thought to be the first time an investment treaty award has been annulled in Belgium.

01 March 2022

Edison loses award challenge in environmental dispute

A Swiss court has upheld an ICC award requiring Italian power utility Edison to pay over €91 million to Belgian chemicals producer Solvay for breaches of environmental guarantees relating to the sale of two industrial plants two decades ago.

16 February 2022

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