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A court in Vilnius has refused to admit claims brought by the Lithuanian government against French environmental services group Veolia that were originally raised in an intra-EU BIT arbitration at ICSID.
14 February 2022
Lithuania’s Supreme Court has ruled that the country’s energy ministry is not barred from pursuing a €240 million lawsuit against French environmental services group Veolia in local courts due to a pending ICSID claim, citing European Court of Justice case law on the invalidity of intra-EU BITs.
19 January 2022
Ukrainian investors in an air defence contractor have reportedly threatened a €140 million claim against Lithuania after its activities were halted because of national security concerns.
30 July 2021
A US appeals court has upheld an order requiring consulting firm AlixPartners and its CEO to produce evidence in aid of a Russian fund’s investment treaty claim against Lithuania – concluding that the arbitration is a proceeding before a foreign tribunal for the purposes of US discovery law.
16 July 2021
A deal agreed by the Lithuanian city of Vilnius to finance its €560 million SCC claim against France’s Veolia has shone a rare spotlight on arrangements for third-party funding of claims by public entities – as well as drawing scrutiny from a local anticorruption body.
10 March 2020
The Supreme Court of Sweden has declined to hear Lithuania’s petition to revive a €1.4 billion SCC claim it brought against Russia’s Gazprom over allegedly unfair gas prices.
24 February 2020
Joe Smouha QC of Essex Court Chambers is among four arbitrators hearing their first ICSID cases in the latest round of tribunal appointments at the centre.
18 July 2016
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