Region: Ireland

German courts offer protection to states facing intra-EU ICSID claims

DECISIONS NOW PUBLISHED: The German Federal Court of Justice has held that EU member states can use the German courts to seek legal protection against intra-EU ICSID claims filed under the Energy Charter Treaty.

27 July 2023

Blackberry faces JAMS claim over patent sale

Canadian software company Blackberry is facing a JAMS arbitration over a collapsed US$600 million deal to sell most of its patent portfolio.

14 June 2023

LCIA hears claims over aircraft stranded in Russia

An Irish leasing company has filed a US$600 million LCIA claim against Russian airline Aeroflot – one of several arbitrations the flag carrier is facing over planes left stranded in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.

01 June 2023

Ireland faces first-ever treaty claim

A London-listed oil and gas company has said it will pursue an Energy Charter Treaty claim against Ireland over an offshore drilling project – the country’s first known investment treaty claim.

22 May 2023

Irish biopharma company reports win against Janssen

A Dublin-based biopharma company says it has won an award against a subsidiary of Janssen Pharmaceuticals over licensing of nanotechnology used to treat schizophrenia and HIV – entitling it to back royalties of US$194 million and further royalties for more than a decade.

26 April 2023

Ireland’s Achmea moment?

The Irish Supreme Court has ruled that ratifying the EU-Canada trade agreement known as CETA would breach the country’s constitution by infringing juridical sovereignty – a move that commentators have called “Ireland’s Achmea moment”.

22 November 2022

JAMS decides Fox dispute over betting brand stake

A JAMS arbitrator has ruled that Fox will have to pay over US$3.7 billion if it wants to acquire a stake in a fast-growing US sports betting brand – nearly twice as much as the Rupert Murdoch-owned entertainment group had argued for.

07 November 2022

German court refuses to block intra-EU claim

A Berlin court has reportedly refused to declare that an Irish wind power investor’s ICSID claim against Germany under the Energy Charter Treaty is inadmissible because it is an intra-EU dispute.

26 May 2022

Renewables claim against Germany clears early hurdle

An ICSID tribunal has refused to throw out an Irish renewables group’s Energy Charter Treaty claim against Germany on an expedited basis in light of the European Court of Justice’s recent ruling on intra-EU arbitration in Komstroy.

20 January 2022

Clear for takeoff: Irish court lifts freeze on Air Moldova plane

An Irish court has lifted a freezing order that led to the grounding of a plane at Dublin Airport, after its Moldovan operator reached an agreement with an LCIA award creditor.

02 March 2021

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