Region: Italy

Italian utility liable for breaching environmental guarantees

A Belgian chemicals producer says it has won a €90 million ICC award against an Italian utility over breaches of environmental guarantees concerning the billion-euro sale of two industrial plants.

23 July 2021

Italy as a seat?

Speakers at an event to mark the launch of a new English-language treatise on Italian arbitration by ArbLit partner Massimo Benedettelli hailed the jurisdiction’s favourable approach to arbitration.

22 July 2021

Eyewear maker can exit covid-hit merger deal

A majority ICC tribunal has ruled that Franco-Italian eyewear group EssilorLuxottica can back out of a €5.5 billion takeover in the wake of a dispute over actions the target company took to mitigate the impact of covid-19.

22 June 2021

Indian prosecution of marines halted after PCA award

India’s Supreme Court has quashed criminal proceedings against two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen after Italy paid compensation in line with the award of an arbitral tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

15 June 2021

Arbitrator conflict leads to human rights ruling

The European Court of Human Rights has found that an Italian power company’s right to a fair trial was violated because of an arbitrator’s failure to disclose his ties to Enel – while declining to order Italy to pay compensation of €1.2 billion.

21 May 2021

Media group fails to reverse sale of Milan headquarters

A Milan-seated tribunal has rejected claims by an Italian media group that the €120 million sale of its historic headquarters to US private equity group Blackstone eight years ago amounted to usury in breach of Italian law.

20 May 2021

Shell and Eni acquitted in Nigerian bribery case

A Milan court has acquitted oil companies Shell and Eni of paying millions in bribes to Nigerian officials to secure prospecting rights to a lucrative oil field, allegations that have also given rise to ICSID proceedings.

19 March 2021

The march of the "cobots"

Online hearings and video conferences have become the “new normal” in international arbitration since the pandemic started - but are we ready for robot arbitrators and predictive analytics? The Milan Chamber of Arbitration looked at how developments in artificial intelligence are impacting international arbitration and the potential for collaborative use of "cobots".

02 March 2021

Swedish court asks ECJ to rule on ECT

A Swedish court has for the first time agreed to ask the European Court of Justice whether its decision in Achmea bars intra-EU investment disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty.

01 March 2021

Argentine footballer settles image rights dispute

Argentine footballer and Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has settled an ICC arbitration worth around €35 million with his former agent over image rights, a dispute that reportedly scuppered potential moves to English clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

26 January 2021

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