Region: Europe

Seeds of success: Bayer declares win in multibillion M&A dispute

German biotechnology company Bayer has defeated an ICC claim relating to the €7.4 billion sale of part of its crop science business to chemical producer BASF.

12 August 2022

New aviation centre takes off

A new arbitral centre has opened in the Netherlands that promises to resolve disputes in the US$3.5 trillion aviation industry, the “final, nearly untouched frontier” of arbitration.

11 August 2022

Lithuanian state entity declares win in power plant dispute

A Lithuanian state-controlled energy company says it has won a Stockholm Chamber of Commerce award holding a Polish contractor liable in a dispute over a €150 million contract for an unfinished biomass incineration unit.

09 August 2022

Continental wins ICC award in airbag dispute

German car parts manufacturer Continental AG has won more than US$40 million in an ICC claim against a US semiconductor group over defective airbag control units and may also be able to recover future recall costs.

05 August 2022

European engineering firms pursue claim against Jordan

A pair of Austrian and Swiss engineering companies are bringing an investment treaty claim against Jordan at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, it has emerged.

05 August 2022

Moldova sees off one treaty claim and is hit with another

Moldova has defeated an €884 million treaty claim over an airport concession just as it is hit with a new Energy Charter Treaty claim by a gas distributor.

04 August 2022

Armenian boutique merges with Moscow firm

Armenian practitioner Sargis Grigoryan has merged his disputes boutique with Rybalkin Gortsunyan Dyakin & Partners, becoming the first international office for the Moscow-based firm.

04 August 2022

Rosatom faces disputes over Finnish and Turkish projects

Rosatom is bringing several ICC cases and potentially also a treaty claim over the termination of its contract for a Finnish nuclear power plant, GAR has learned, as the Russian state entity is threatened with arbitration by a Turkish contractor over another politically sensitive project.

03 August 2022

Mansors recruits former Baker disputes head in Moscow

Months after Baker McKenzie announced its Russian operations would be spun off in response to the war in Ukraine, the firm’s head of CIS disputes Vladimir Khvalei has left to join Mansors in Moscow.

02 August 2022

Volterra Fietta can't collect fees under unlawful retainer

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

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