Region: Europe

Slovakia may face claim over windfall oil tax

A subsidiary of Hungarian energy group MOL has threatened to bring an international arbitration if Slovakia proceeds with plans to tax the windfall profits of companies exempt from the EU-wide embargo on Russian oil imports.

07 December 2022

Bulgaria faces new ECT claims

ICSID has registered two new Energy Charter Treaty cases against Bulgaria in the past month: a billion-euro claim brought by children of a deceased Lithuanian oil and gas entrepreneur, and a claim by a Chinese-owned solar investor.

06 December 2022

Mining company brings ECT claim against Slovenia

A Luxembourgish coal mining investor has filed a €60 million ICSID claim against Slovenia under the Energy Charter Treaty, just weeks after the state moved to exit the treaty over environmental concerns.

06 December 2022

Gazprom faces second German gas supply claim

RWE has reportedly launched arbitration against Gazprom over halted gas supplies – a week after another German energy company Uniper brought a multibillion-euro claim against the Russian state entity.

05 December 2022

Poncet survives challenge in ICSID revision proceeding

Albania has failed to disqualify Charles Poncet from hearing its bid to revise a €110 million ICSID award based on the Swiss arbitrator being the only original member of the tribunal available to hear the request.

05 December 2022

CAS hears Russian and Ukrainian football claims

Two panels at the Court of Arbitration for Sport have begun hearing claims brought by Russian and Ukrainian football clubs over FIFA’s decision to allow their foreign players to leave due to the ongoing war between the countries.

05 December 2022

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

The scent of arbitration

The SCC Arbitration Institute has relaunched with a new logo and website - along with a "unique perfume" marketed as "the scent of world class arbitration".

02 December 2022

Swedish investor drops ICSID claim over UAE residency permit

A Swedish-Iranian national who brought a funded ICSID claim against the United Arab Emirates over its refusal to renew his residency permit has dropped his case after the state contested the authenticity of some of his evidence.

01 December 2022

Norway hit with another snow crab claim

Norway is facing another ICSID claim by an investor in the snow-crab industry, brought under a bilateral investment treaty that the state is reportedly seeking to terminate.

01 December 2022

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