Region: Netherlands

What the Dutch Supreme Court decided in the Yukos case

Stan Putter of Smallegange Lawyers explains why the recent Dutch Supreme Court judgment on the US$50 billion Yukos awards against Russia didn’t bring the closure the parties were expecting and leaves the status of the awards “ambiguous”.

17 December 2021

Uniper asks ICSID panel to enjoin German proceedings

German energy group Uniper has asked an ICSID tribunal to restrain the Dutch government from pursuing anti-arbitration proceedings in the German courts.

07 December 2021

Egypt fails to overturn Finnish investor’s award

A Finnish businessman has seen his US$121 million investment treaty award against Egypt upheld in the Dutch courts, at the same time failing to revive an attachment over a state-owned property in The Hague.

23 November 2021

Breathing space for Russia after Yukos appeal ruling

The former majority shareholders of Yukos have said they are confident that awards requiring Russia to pay them US$57 billion will be upheld, after the Dutch Supreme Court today said the state’s allegations of fraud should be reviewed by a lower court.

05 November 2021

Dutch Supreme Court remands Yukos case for further ruling

UPDATED: The Dutch Supreme Court has partly upheld an appeal by Russia over a decision to reinstate Energy Charter Treaty awards worth US$57 billion in favour of the former majority shareholders of Yukos, remanding the case to a lower court for further consideration.

05 November 2021

PDVSA emergency award rebuffed in the Netherlands

A Dutch appeal court has refused to recognise an ICDR emergency award blocking Curaçao’s state-run refining company from targeting assets owned by Venezuela’s national oil and gas company PDVSA.

07 October 2021

Dos Santos company enters bankruptcy after Dutch award

A Dutch energy company owned by embattled Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos has been placed into bankruptcy by a court in the Netherlands, in the wake of an arbitral tribunal’s finding that it acquired assets worth €650 million through “grand corruption”.

23 September 2021

Putter takes helm at Dutch Arbitration Association

Stan Putter of Smallgange Lawyers in Rotterdam has taken over as chair of the Dutch Arbitration Association.

05 August 2021

Spain fails to overturn solar award

Spain has failed to overturn a €101 million Energy Charter Treaty award won by solar investors that has recently become the subject of a European Commission state aid probe – as another investor whose award was annulled due to an arbitrator conflict files a resubmitted claim.

03 August 2021

“Grand corruption”: Dutch panel rules against dos Santos

UPDATED WITH AWARD: A Dutch-seated tribunal has ordered an entity owned by billionaire Isabel dos Santos to return shares worth over €650 million to Angola’s national oil and gas company, ruling they were acquired illegally.

27 July 2021

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