Region: Germany

US discovery question may be resolved after all

Hopes that the US Supreme Court might soon rule on the availability of discovery for foreign commercial arbitration have been revived thanks to a petition by a German-owned car parts company in a dispute over a billion-dollar M&A.

23 September 2021

Greenberg Traurig bolsters Berlin office with Freshfields hire

Robert Whitener has left Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to join Greenberg Traurig as partner in Berlin.

15 September 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

Luther promotes counsel in Hamburg

Tim Rauschning, who represented Sweden’s Vattenfall in its almost €6 billion ICSID claim against Germany over the country’s phase-out of nuclear energy, has been promoted to counsel at Luther in Hamburg.

23 July 2021

German arbitrator can be sued in France for non-disclosure

A German arbitrator whose failure to disclose a conflict of interests led to the annulment of an ICC award can be sued in France, the Paris Court of Appeal has ruled.

24 June 2021

Netherlands asks German court to halt ICSID claims

The Netherlands has asked a German court to declare that two Energy Charter Treaty claims brought against it by German energy companies are inadmissible in light of the Achmea decision.

18 May 2021

Germany faces more blowback from wind investors

A Dublin-based renewable energy company has become the second investor to launch an ICSID claim against Germany over legislative changes that disrupted plans to develop wind projects in the North Sea.

17 May 2021

Dentons Germany head joins Jones Day

Amy Kläsener has left her role as Dentons’ head of arbitration in Germany to join Jones Day in Frankfurt.

11 May 2021

Baker Hughes settles claims over German gas storage caverns

US energy services group Baker Hughes has settled a €142 million dispute over alleged equipment defects at a complex of gas storage caverns in Germany – which gave rise to two DIS arbitrations, a lawsuit in Houston and a discovery bid in Delaware.

06 May 2021

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

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