Region: Italy

Eni gets final injunction against Nigerian partner

Eni has won a final anti-suit injunction in the UK against its local partner in a Nigerian oil block following a US$200 million ICC arbitration – as three NGOs are permitted to weigh in on corruption issues in an unrelated ICSID case.

08 March 2023

Edison pays award over environmental breaches

Italian power utility Edison has paid nearly €92 million to Belgian chemicals group Solvay to satisfy an ICC award that held it liable for breaching environmental representations and warranties relating to a two-decade old M&A.

15 February 2023

Chiomenti hires new practice head

Giacomo Rojas Elgueta, an arbitration academic and practitioner who has appeared as an expert for Italy in several investment arbitrations, has joined Italian firm Chiomenti as its new head of international arbitration.

13 January 2023

Ukrainian road awards upheld in France

The French Court of Cassation has upheld a pair of ICC awards requiring Ukraine’s state road agency to pay damages to an Italian construction company in a US$66 million dispute over a road repair and construction contract.

19 December 2022

BonelliErede hires of counsel in Milan

Italian academic and arbitrator Antonio Albanese has joined BonelliErede as of counsel in Milan.

17 November 2022

ArbLit doubles partner count ahead of 10th birthday

Milan disputes boutique ArbLit has announced plans to promote four new partners as it marks its 10th anniversary next year.

15 November 2022

Rockhopper v Italy award now public

A high-profile Energy Charter Treaty award requiring Italy to pay €190 million plus interest to a UK oil and gas company over a ban on offshore drilling is now publicly available.

08 November 2022

Italy seeks to annul ECT award

Italy has applied to ICSID to annul an award that required it to pay a UK oil and gas company €190 million plus interest for refusing to grant a production concession for an offshore oil field.

31 October 2022

How Italy’s ban on offshore drilling fell foul of the Energy Charter Treaty

EXCLUSIVE: GAR unpacks how Italy’s decision to ban offshore drilling near its coastline led to the state being ordered to pay more than €190 million plus interest to a UK company for breaching the Energy Charter Treaty.

26 August 2022

UK oil company wins ECT award against Italy

London-listed oil and gas company Rockhopper Exploration says it has won €190 million plus interest in an Energy Charter Treaty claim over Italy’s refusal to grant a concession for an oilfield on the country’s Adriatic coast.

24 August 2022

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