Region: Germany

Uniper prepares treaty claim against Russia

German state-owned energy group Uniper has put Russia on notice of a potential investment treaty claim over a decree that placed its Russian assets under temporary state control.

29 February 2024

Germany publishes new draft law

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Justice has published the draft of its long-awaited reforms to the country’s arbitration law – with practitioners welcoming provisions on digitalised proceedings and English documents being permitted in arbitration-related litigation.

14 February 2024

Cast list for Uniper gas pricing disputes emerges

GAR has identified the practitioners who appeared in two gas price review arbitrations involving German state-owned energy group Uniper, including a previously unreported case against Dutch supplier GasTerra.

08 February 2024

AstraZeneca liable in post-M&A dispute

A tribunal at the German Arbitration Institute (DIS) panel has ordered AstraZeneca to make additional payments under its US$150 million deal to purchase a cancer diagnostics start-up.

08 February 2024

Allen & Overy hires from Lalive

Tino Schneider has left Lalive, where he advised on construction and energy disputes, to join Allen & Overy as counsel in its Frankfurt office.

01 February 2024

German contractor enforces ICC award in Turkey

Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has upheld the enforcement of a €24.5 million ICC award won by German engineering group Thyssenkrupp against a fertiliser producer.

25 January 2024

Russian court stays Gazprom venture’s lawsuits pending UK anti-suit appeal

A Russian court has stayed two lawsuits worth over €680 million that a Gazprom subsidiary is pursuing against Deutsche Bank and Unicredit until a UK appeal court has ruled on an anti-suit injunction request to enforce Paris-seated ICC arbitration.

12 December 2023

Gowling grows in Germany

Mathias Wittinghofer, who founded the German disputes team at Herbert Smith Freehills, has joined the partnership at Gowling WLG in Frankfurt.

04 December 2023

Uniper hit with award in LNG price review

Germany’s recently nationalised energy group Uniper has been ordered to pay €550 million in an ICC price review claim under a long-term contract with a supplier of liquefied natural gas.

27 November 2023

GAR Live kicks off week of events in Berlin

The second edition of the Berlin Dispute Resolution Days featured a GAR Live focused on contract-based arbitrations against states, sessions on energy, construction and franchise disputes, and the autumn conferences of the German Arbitration Institute (DIS) and its under-40 group (DIS40).

10 November 2023

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