Region: Europe

Ukraine’s richest man brings treaty claim against Russia

Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov has launched an investment treaty claim against Russia over the seizure of assets in Russian-occupied areas of eastern Ukraine.

11 April 2023

Kosovo declares win in ICC telecoms dispute

Kosovo says that it has defeated a €45 million ICC claim brought by the owner of a mobile network operator over a contract that has given rise to two earlier awards.

10 April 2023

Award holder freezes Spanish assets in London

Spain’s quixotic battle with renewable energy creditors has taken a new turn as an award holder freezes state assets including the London premises of the country’s language and cultural centre, the Cervantes Institute.

06 April 2023

Russia liable over Crimean real estate

A group of Ukrainian companies have won damages in a treaty claim against Russia over the expropriation of Crimean real estate properties allegedly linked to businessman Igor Kolomoisky.

06 April 2023

Albania fails to reopen ICSID award after criminal convictions

An ICSID tribunal has refused to revise a €110 million award against Albania over the expropriation of a television station despite the subsequent criminal convictions of several of the Italian claimants by the Balkan state’s courts.

04 April 2023

Danish investor pursues claim against Tanzania

A Danish agriculture investor is bringing an investment treaty claim against Tanzania at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, it has emerged.

04 April 2023

Latham's former practice co-head joins Hanefeld

Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert, a former co-chair of the global international arbitration group at Latham & Watkins, has joined Hamburg and Paris-based disputes boutique Hanefeld to focus on his arbitrator and mediator practice.

03 April 2023

Alstom award enforced in France despite bribery claim

A court in Versailles has enforced an ICC award against Alstom after finding that the French transport group had not provided sufficient evidence to support its bribery defence – the latest in a line of French court decisions dealing with corruption allegations in arbitration.

03 April 2023

US court declines to enforce ECT award against Spain

In a first, a US court has refused to enforce an Energy Charter Treaty award against Spain, finding that under EU law the state lacked the legal capacity to extend an offer to arbitrate an intra-EU investment dispute.

30 March 2023

Georgia seeks to annul energy tariff award

Georgia has applied to annul a US$76 million ICSID award won by subsidiaries of a Russian state-owned energy company in a dispute over energy tariffs that has given rise to a US$112 million SCC award issued by the same tribunal.

30 March 2023

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