Region: Poland

Spain announces withdrawal from ECT

Spain says it is withdrawing from the Energy Charter Treaty because of climate concerns, a week after the lower chamber of Poland’s parliament voted near-unanimously to exit the treaty.

13 October 2022

Poland moves to exit ECT

The Polish government has prepared draft legislation to withdraw the country from the Energy Charter Treaty, citing the need to comply with EU law and a lack of progress in efforts to modernise the treaty.

02 September 2022

Lithuanian state entity declares win in power plant dispute

A Lithuanian state-controlled energy company says it has won a Stockholm Chamber of Commerce award holding a Polish contractor liable in a dispute over a €150 million contract for an unfinished biomass incineration unit.

09 August 2022

Gide promotes in London and Warsaw

Saadia Bhatty, co-host of the Arbitration Station podcast, has been promoted to partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel in London, while the firm has also named Krzysztof Ciepliński as partner in Warsaw.

20 July 2022

Spat over Shaq leads to ICC award

A Polish foundation has sought to enforce an ICC award over a failed plan to bring retired American basketball player Shaquille O’Neal to Warsaw to participate in events celebrating the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence.

14 July 2022

Poland defeats second bid to revive treaty claim

The Paris Court of Appeal has for a second time rejected a bid to revive a US$125 million treaty claim against Poland over the collapse of a vegetable fats business, even after the US claimants were permitted to raise new jurisdictional arguments they hadn’t made in the arbitration.

31 May 2022

Polish utility brings fresh claim against Gazprom

Polish state gas company PGNiG says it has launched a fresh arbitration against Gazprom concerning interest on overpayments for gas supplied over a six-year period.

19 May 2022

Arbitrations likely after Gazprom halts supplies

Practitioners have weighed in on Gazprom’s “extraordinary” decision to halt gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria and how it may fare in the arbitrations that are likely to ensue.

27 April 2022

Poland secures landmark annulment of intra-EU BIT awards

In a landmark pair of judgments, a French court has set aside two intra-EU BIT awards against Poland on the basis of the European Court of Justice’s ruling in the Achmea case.

19 April 2022

Poland overturns denial of justice award

A Brussels court has set aside a US$10 million UNCITRAL award that held Poland liable for a denial of justice – in what is thought to be the first time an investment treaty award has been annulled in Belgium.

01 March 2022

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