Region: Europe

Miner drops ICSID claim against Colombia

UPDATED: London-listed mining group Anglo American has withdrawn an ICSID claim against Colombia over the blocked expansion of a coal mine after selling its stake in the project to Glencore, which is still pursuing its own treaty case.

08 July 2022

Croatia liable at ICSID after failing to prove bribery

An ICSID tribunal has ordered Croatia to pay US$184 million plus interest to Hungarian oil and gas group MOL after rejecting allegations that the claimant’s CEO paid bribes to a former prime minister – while dismissing the rest of the investor's billion-dollar claim.

06 July 2022

Spanish government lawyer heads to Eversheds

Rafael Gil Nievas has left his role as deputy head of the Spanish government team that handles investor-state disputes to join Eversheds Sutherland – after helping the state win a landmark jurisdictional victory in an intra-EU case.

06 July 2022

New names join Swiss centre

The Swiss Arbitration Centre has announced new additions to its arbitration court, including practitioners based in Spain, Turkey and the UAE.

05 July 2022

ECHR holds Slovakia liable for courts’ refusal to enforce award

The European Court of Human Rights has held Slovakia liable for the refusal of its courts to enforce an ICC award won against a state agency in a Paris-seated arbitration.

01 July 2022

Costa Rica defeats claim over public health closure

Costa Rica has defeated a Spanish businessman’s US$100 million ICSID claim over the closure of his chicken meat-processing business on public health grounds, avoiding liability findings or any award of damages.

01 July 2022

Zeiler hires from ICC and Stephenson Harwood

Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich has hired two new partners – Friederike Schäfer in Vienna, a former counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and Joe Gosden in London, who joins from Stephenson Harwood.

01 July 2022

Ecuador fails in renewed bid to overturn Chevron award

A Dutch appeal court has dismissed Ecuador’s renewed bid to overturn a treaty award holding it liable for a denial of justice in its US$9.5 billion dispute with US oil company Chevron over pollution in the Amazon.

30 June 2022

Ukraine’s claim against Russia over detained vessels clears hurdle

UPDATED: A United Nations tribunal says it will hear Ukraine’s claim against Russia over three Ukrainian naval vessels and their servicemen that were detained in waters adjacent to Crimea four years ago.

30 June 2022

Dispute over sunken Venezuelan patrol boat must be arbitrated

Venezuela must arbitrate a €425 million dispute with the owners and insurer of a cruise ship over a bizarre maritime showdown that resulted in the sinking of a navy patrol boat, a London court has ruled, while refusing to block the state from pursuing foreign parallel litigation.

29 June 2022

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