Region: Belgium

Belgian port authority says land seizure led to ICSID ruling

The Antwerp Port Authority has confirmed that its repossession of land at a concession held by UAE logistics group DP World led to a recent finding of liability against Belgium in a pending ICSID claim.

06 May 2021

Belgium liable to DP World over port disruption

A divided ICSID tribunal has found Belgium liable in a claim brought by UAE logistics group DP World over a container terminal in Antwerp that was disrupted by industrial action.

19 April 2021

Albania creditors freeze aviation funds

Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti and several other investors have seized funds held by a Brussels-based international aviation body to satisfy a €110 million ICSID award against Albania.

08 January 2021

Belgium seeks ECJ opinion on revamped ECT

Belgium has asked the European Court of Justice to weigh in on the intra-EU application of the arbitration provisions in a future update of the Energy Charter Treaty, as the European Commission signals it may propose withdrawal from the treaty if core objectives for reform are not met.

03 December 2020

Czech blood plasma award enforced in Belgium

A blood plasma supplier has secured a rare victory in its 12-year fight to collect on a €560 million award against the Czech Republic, after a Belgian appeals court granted enforcement.

07 February 2020

Belgian Centre for Mediation and Arbitration (CEPANI)

28 January 2020

Arab-Belgium-Luxemburg Chamber Of Commerce

28 January 2020

Belgian court seeks guidance from ECJ on Micula award

The Brussels Court of Appeal has stayed the Micula brothers’ attempt to enforce their €178 million ICSID award against Romania, while agreeing to seek a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice on the relationship between EU law and member states’ enforcement obligations under the ICSID Convention.

28 March 2019


Featured in The Guide to Challenging and Enforcing Arbitration Awards - First Edition

04 January 2019

Belgian Centre for Mediation and Arbitration (CEPANI)

04 January 2019

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