Region: Germany

Uniper brings claim against Gazprom

Germany’s Uniper says it has initiated a Stockholm arbitration against Gazprom, claiming damages of at least €11.6 billion for the curtailment of gas supplies in the wake of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

30 November 2022

Berlin dedicates days to arbitration

The first Berlin Dispute Resolution Days have taken place in Germany's capital, including the annual autumn conferences of the German Arbitration Institute and its under-40 group and celebrations to mark the institute's 30th anniversary.

16 November 2022

Clifford Chance hires Ukrainian lawyer in Frankfurt

Ukrainian disputes lawyer Olga Hamama, co-founder of an NGO that helps refugees from Russia's war in Ukraine, is joining Clifford Chance's Frankfurt office as special counsel.

14 November 2022

Germany latest to quit ECT

Germany’s ruling coalition has decided to withdraw the country from the Energy Charter Treaty, while saying it will ratify the EU-Canada trade agreement known as CETA.

11 November 2022

Peter removed from Venezuela panel

Venezuela has successfully challenged Wolfgang Peter as arbitrator in an investment treaty case after raising concerns he could be influenced by the views of his Peter & Kim colleague Pierre Tercier in a similar dispute.

12 October 2022

DIS names corporate counsel as new secretary general

The German Arbitration Institute, or DIS, has appointed Siemens in-house counsel Ramona Schardt as its new secretary general to replace Francesca Mazza.

05 October 2022

Rosneft threatens Germany over refinery seizures

Rosneft has threatened to bring a claim against Germany after the state seized control of oil refinery assets worth €4.6 billion to shore up energy supplies.

20 September 2022

Hanefeld survives challenge over ties to expert

A Spanish electricity company has failed to disqualify German arbitrator Inka Hanefeld from chairing an ICSID claim against Argentina over her failure to disclose having sat on another panel with the state’s expert.

12 September 2022

German court declares ICSID claims inadmissible

UPDATED: A German court has declared that two ICSID claims brought by German energy companies against the Netherlands are inadmissible as they are incompatible with EU law.

07 September 2022

France faces first known ECT claim

A German renewables producer has brought the first known claim against France under the Energy Charter Treaty, undeterred by the European Court of Justice's admonition that the treaty does not extend to intra-EU investor-state disputes.

06 September 2022

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