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The High Court in London has affirmed that Volterra Fietta is not entitled to any of the nearly US$3 million it billed a client in an investment treaty arbitration under a conditional fee agreement that was found to be unlawful.
02 August 2022
The Czech Republic has applied to annul a US$650 million treaty award holding it liable for frustrating the investment of a blood plasma supplier and its owner, including through the state's actions in an earlier contractual arbitration, while revealing the investors had sought up to US$2.2 billion.
17 June 2022
An UNCITRAL tribunal has ordered the Czech Republic to pay several hundred million dollars to a blood plasma supplier and its owner, finding that the frustration of their efforts to enforce a contractual arbitration award was in breach of an investment treaty.
01 June 2022
A Swiss housing investor that won part of its case against the Czech Republic on liability but was denied any of the US$235 million it claimed in damages has applied to annul the award, saying it undermines efforts to combat corruption.
10 March 2022
The Czech Republic says it has defeated a Dubai investor’s US$20 million treaty claim over the city of Prague’s refusal to conclude a land rental agreement.
03 March 2022
UPDATED: An ICSID tribunal has held the Czech Republic liable for actions taken by the mayor of a rural village over a thwarted housing development, while refusing to award any of the US$235 million in damages sought.
02 November 2021
London boutique Volterra Fietta has been ordered to repay US$1.6 million to a former client after its conditional fee agreement for an investment treaty arbitration was found to be unenforceable.
25 May 2021
The Czech Republic has defeated a US$100 million UNCITRAL claim brought by a Dutch company which alleged it was the victim of a fraudulent scheme relating to the sale of blue poppies and other commodities.
30 April 2021
The world’s largest outdoor advertising company has made good on its threat to file a €40 million investment treaty claim against the Czech Republic over the termination of a long-term agreement for advertising space on Prague public transport.
17 September 2020
The Czech Republic says it has seen off a pair of treaty claims worth a combined US$440 million brought by a former politician and his company over investments in the travel sector.
12 May 2020
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