Region: Europe

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

Uniper brings claim against Gazprom

Germany’s Uniper says it has initiated a Stockholm arbitration against Gazprom, claiming damages of at least €11.6 billion for the curtailment of gas supplies in the wake of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

30 November 2022

Lord Hoffmann criticises Enka in Gaillard Lecture

In a lecture in Paris in honour of the late Emmanuel Gaillard, Lord Hoffmann has criticised the "rabbit-out-of-a-hat" reasoning of the UK Supreme Court in Enka v Chubb, suggesting that it will give rise to "dirty tricks" and needs to be addressed in the current reform of the 1996 English Arbitration Act.

28 November 2022

‘Evolution’ not ‘Revolution’: BCLP survey examines England’s 1996 Act

The latest Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner survey has found that most arbitration practitioners are satisfied with the 1996 English Arbitration Act – despite noting that there is still significant scope for reform.

28 November 2022

Shell sees off award challenge in Nigerian loan dispute

A London court has upheld a pair of awards against a Nigerian oil and gas producer in an ICC dispute over loans worth US$2 billion, ruling that a Shell subsidiary had not waived its unilateral option to bring an arbitration.

23 November 2022

ECT parties delay vote on treaty reform

Contracting parties to the Energy Charter Treaty have delayed a vote that was due to take place today on whether to adopt a modernised version of the controversial treaty – after EU member states failed to agree on whether to support the reforms.

22 November 2022

Japanese wind investor wins damages over Spanish reforms

A Japanese wind farm investor has won €106.2 million in the latest Energy Charter Treaty award against Spain over reforms to its renewables sector, as the state is threatened with an ECT claim by the developer of a uranium project.

22 November 2022

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