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A new arbitral centre has opened in the Netherlands that promises to resolve disputes in the US$3.5 trillion aviation industry, the “final, nearly untouched frontier” of arbitration.
11 August 2022
UPDATED: A Dutch court has affirmed the jurisdiction of four UNCITRAL tribunals to hear Ukrainian investors’ treaty claims against Russia over assets in Crimea, including a US$10 billion claim by Naftogaz and others linked to oligarch Igor Kolomoisky.
19 July 2022
A Dutch appeal court has dismissed Ecuador’s renewed bid to overturn a treaty award holding it liable for a denial of justice in its US$9.5 billion dispute with US oil company Chevron over pollution in the Amazon.
30 June 2022
Venezuela must arbitrate a €425 million dispute with the owners and insurer of a cruise ship over a bizarre maritime showdown that resulted in the sinking of a navy patrol boat, a London court has ruled, while refusing to block the state from pursuing foreign parallel litigation.
29 June 2022
The former majority shareholders of Yukos have secured a reversal in the Dutch courts allowing them to seize the Benelux trademarks of two “iconic” Russian-owned vodka brands, as they look to cash in on their US$50 billion awards against the state.
28 June 2022
A US businessman convicted of bribery has failed to overturn a Netherlands Arbitration Institute summary award requiring him to pay €150 million to a bankrupt Dutch life insurer owned by him.
21 April 2022
An ICSID tribunal has expressed its “grave concern” at the Netherlands’ decision to seek a German court declaration as to the admissibility of an EU investor’s Energy Charter Treaty claim – but for the time being has refused to recommend that the suit be withdrawn.
14 March 2022
UPDATED: Houthoff and Foley Hoag are the latest firms to announce they are abandoning Russia as a client following its attack against Ukraine, as they withdraw from the Yukos dispute and a series of Crimea-related investment treaty cases.
03 March 2022
UPDATED: Shell and ExxonMobil have filed for arbitration against the Netherlands over their liability for billions of euros in earthquake damage caused by extraction from a gas field in the province of Groningen.
07 February 2022
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
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