Region: Germany

Spain seeks to annul solar award

Spain has applied to annul a €28 million Energy Charter Treaty award won by German power utility RWE Innogy over the state’s changes to its renewable energy subsidy regime.

21 April 2021

German court upholds cancer treatment award

A Taiwanese pharmaceuticals company has failed to overturn an award in a billion-euro ICC dispute over a blood cancer drug based on allegations it was not allowed to fully defend itself.

29 March 2021

LCIA rejects med-tech claim

An LCIA tribunal has rejected a claim worth over €500 million brought by a German medical technology supplier who accused a Swedish distributor of failing to adequately promote its products.

08 March 2021

Germany settles with Vattenfall

One of the most closely watched investor-state arbitrations in recent years appears to be at an end – after the German government agreed to pay Sweden’s Vattenfall to settle an ICSID claim worth up to €7 billion over the phase-out of nuclear energy.

05 March 2021

Anti-diabetic drug dispute leads to ICC award

The biopharmaceuticals arm of Merck has secured damages from a French spin-off company in an ICC arbitration over royalties owed under agreements to develop an anti-diabetic drug.

05 March 2021

DIS to hear billion-dollar M&A dispute

A Hong Kong electronics company is seeking US discovery ahead of a claim at the German Institution of Arbitration, or DIS, over an alleged fraud in connection with its billion-dollar purchase of two car technology businesses.

26 February 2021

German court blocks intra-EU claim against Croatia

UPDATED: A German court has ruled that a claim brought by two banks against Croatia under an intra-EU bilateral investment treaty is inadmissible in light of the European Court of Justice’s ruling in Achmea.

16 February 2021


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20 January 2021

Spain fails to unseat ICSID panel over refusal to travel

Spain has failed to disqualify an ICSID tribunal over its refusal to hold an in-person hearing during the covid-19 pandemic – and the failure of two of the arbitrators to disclose their participation in the Frankfurt Moot.

16 December 2020

Germany: Arbitrational Proceedings and Covid-19

Featured in The European Arbitration Review 2021

03 December 2020

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