Region: Europe

Belarus defeats bulk of claim over leisure complex

An ad hoc tribunal has reportedly dismissed the bulk of a Russian construction company’s US$176 million claim against Belarus over a hotel and leisure development in Minsk.

16 August 2021

Chile hit with claim over airport pandemic disruption

Two French airport operators have made good on their threat to bring an ICSID claim against Chile after their concession for Santiago’s international airport was disrupted by the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

16 August 2021

Jones Day hires in Düsseldorf

Thomas Weimann, a former co-head of German disputes at Herbert Smith Freehills, is joining Jones Day in Düsseldorf – the second German partner hire the firm has made in recent months.

06 August 2021

SCC launches express dispute resolution tool

The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce has launched the “SCC Express,” a new tool in which parties can receive a legal assessment of their dispute for a fixed fee in three weeks.

05 August 2021

Putter takes helm at Dutch Arbitration Association

Stan Putter of Smallgange Lawyers in Rotterdam has taken over as chair of the Dutch Arbitration Association.

05 August 2021

Spain faces yet another renewables claim

Two Irish funds have become the latest of dozens of investors to file an Energy Charter Treaty claim against Spain over reforms to its subsidy regime for renewable energy.

04 August 2021

Spain fails to overturn solar award

Spain has failed to overturn a €101 million Energy Charter Treaty award won by solar investors that has recently become the subject of a European Commission state aid probe – as another investor whose award was annulled due to an arbitrator conflict files a resubmitted claim.

03 August 2021

Peruvian contractor defends lawyers accused of “switching sides”

A Peruvian contractor has hit back at allegations that its victory in an ICC dispute over a refinery project was tainted by two lawyers’ move to a different law firm, calling it “nothing more than an eleventh hour tantrum”.

03 August 2021

Lithuania faces air defence claim

Ukrainian investors in an air defence contractor have reportedly threatened a €140 million claim against Lithuania after its activities were halted because of national security concerns.

30 July 2021

Ukrainian banker avoids suit over arbitration settlement

The Commercial Court in London has refused to hear a claim against the former owner of a defunct Ukrainian bank over the proceeds of an arbitration settlement he negotiated with another Ukrainian facing extradition from an EU member state.

28 July 2021

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