Region: Netherlands

Netherlands asks German court to halt ICSID claims

The Netherlands has asked a German court to declare that two Energy Charter Treaty claims brought against it by German energy companies are inadmissible in light of the Achmea decision.

18 May 2021

Dutch court adviser says Yukos awards should stand

An adviser to the Dutch Supreme Court has recommended that Russia’s bid to overturn the US$50 billion awards won by the former majority shareholders in Yukos should be dismissed.

23 April 2021

Uniper poised to file ECT claim over Dutch coal ban

German energy company Uniper says it is about to file an Energy Charter Treaty claim against the Netherlands – the second the state is facing over its decision to phase out coal power plants to help tackle the climate crisis.

19 April 2021

Eyewear maker can’t get look at covid docs

A Dutch appeal court has refused to allow French-Italian eyewear maker EssilorLuxottica to obtain discovery in a dispute over a €5.5 billion takeover disrupted by the covid-19 pandemic.

08 April 2021

India challenges Cairn’s billion-dollar tax award

India has reportedly applied to a Dutch court to set aside an investment treaty award requiring it to pay US$1.2 billion plus interest to Scotland’s Cairn Energy in compensation for a retroactive tax demand.

24 March 2021

PDVSA fails to overturn Chinese state entity’s award

A Dutch court has upheld a Chinese state-owned company’s US$70 million ICC award against a subsidiary of Venezuela’s national oil and gas company PDVSA, dismissing arguments that the parties had not agreed to consolidate claims under multiple contracts.

09 March 2021

Dual nationals fail to revive Venezuela claim

A Dutch court has refused to allow a family of food investors to revive a US$240 million treaty claim against Venezuela that was rejected based on their dual nationality.

12 February 2021

Dutch court unfreezes Albanian oil revenues

A Dutch court has largely lifted attachments on Albanian government oil revenues previously granted to Italian investors seeking to enforce a €110 million ICSID award.

10 February 2021

Dutch lawyer joins new boutique

Former Eversheds lawyer Stan Putter has exchanged one Dutch boutique for another, moving from Conway & Partners to Smallegange Lawyers to add an international arbitration practice to the firm’s offering.

05 February 2021

Netherlands faces first ICSID claim over coal plant ban

The Netherlands will face its first-ever ICSID claim, brought by Germany’s RWE over the phase-out of coal power plants as part of climate change legislation.

03 February 2021

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