Region: Europe

Bruno Leurent 1945-2022

The arbitration world continues to mourn Bruno Leurent, a leading specialist in the field and founder of Foley Hoag's Paris office, who has died aged 77.

08 September 2022

German court declares ICSID claims inadmissible

UPDATED: A German court has declared that two ICSID claims brought by German energy companies against the Netherlands are inadmissible as they are incompatible with EU law.

07 September 2022

Erdogan associate faces claim over pipeline project

A wealthy businessman who is said to be a close confidant of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is facing an ICC claim over an abandoned multibillion-dollar pipeline project to transport gas from Iran to Europe.

07 September 2022

France faces first known ECT claim

A German renewables producer has brought the first known claim against France under the Energy Charter Treaty, undeterred by the European Court of Justice's admonition that the treaty does not extend to intra-EU investor-state disputes.

06 September 2022

Join us for GAR Live Energy Disputes

Tickets are still available for GAR Live Energy Disputes later this month, which will cover the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, international sanctions, price fluctuations and alternative energy sources.

05 September 2022

Poland moves to exit ECT

The Polish government has prepared draft legislation to withdraw the country from the Energy Charter Treaty, citing the need to comply with EU law and a lack of progress in efforts to modernise the treaty.

02 September 2022

Chinese tech company wins partial annulment in software dispute

UPDATED WITH LINK TO AWARD: A subsidiary of the creator of Chinese social media website Weibo has persuaded a Dutch court to partially annul a US$116 million award concerning alleged misuse of location-based services software, a dispute that has spawned enforcement proceedings in Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands.

01 September 2022

Sidley lawyer goes solo in Geneva

Dorothee Schramm has left the partnership at Sidley Austin to launch an independent arbitrator practice in Geneva and Zurich.

01 September 2022

Kennedys mourns death of practice co-chair

Katherine Proctor, who co-chaired the international arbitration group at Kennedys, has passed away aged 40 following a long illness.

01 September 2022

How Italy’s ban on offshore drilling fell foul of the Energy Charter Treaty

EXCLUSIVE: GAR unpacks how Italy’s decision to ban offshore drilling near its coastline led to the state being ordered to pay more than €190 million plus interest to a UK company for breaching the Energy Charter Treaty.

26 August 2022

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