Work Area: Renewable energy

ECT parties delay vote on treaty reform

Contracting parties to the Energy Charter Treaty have delayed a vote that was due to take place today on whether to adopt a modernised version of the controversial treaty – after EU member states failed to agree on whether to support the reforms.

22 November 2022

Japanese wind investor wins damages over Spanish reforms

A Japanese wind farm investor has won €106.2 million in the latest Energy Charter Treaty award against Spain over reforms to its renewables sector, as the state is threatened with an ECT claim by the developer of a uranium project.

22 November 2022

Luxembourg at ECT exit door

Luxembourg has decided to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty – becoming the seventh European state to make similar moves in recent weeks.

18 November 2022

Korean hydro venture brings LCIA claim against Pakistan

Pakistan is reportedly seeking outside counsel to defend it in an LCIA claim by a South Korean joint venture over a hydropower project that has already led to two other arbitrations.

16 November 2022

Germany latest to quit ECT

Germany’s ruling coalition has decided to withdraw the country from the Energy Charter Treaty, while saying it will ratify the EU-Canada trade agreement known as CETA.

11 November 2022

Slovenia joins European exodus from ECT

Slovenia has become the latest EU member state to announce it is withdrawing from the Energy Charter Treaty, as Switzerland confirms it will vote to adopt modernisations to the treaty.

10 November 2022

Chinese state entities take Maltese awards to California

Subsidiaries of two Chinese state-owned entities have applied to a California court to enforce awards issued in a pair of cases at the Malta Arbitration Centre relating to the €71 million sale of solar power assets.

03 November 2022

Latvia fights ECT claim after dislodging arbitrator

Latvia has revealed it is facing an Energy Charter Treaty claim from a renewables investor, after successfully challenging the claimant’s original pick as arbitrator because of her counsel work in other cases.

31 October 2022

Haigh goes solo after five decades

Leading Canadian arbitrator David Haigh KC is leaving the partnership at Calgary firm Burnet Duckworth & Palmer, his home for more than 50 years, to practise independently.

27 October 2022

Netherlands moves to quit Energy Charter Treaty

The Dutch government has followed Spain and Poland in announcing plans to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty, while other European states are reportedly considering abstaining from a vote next month on reforms to the treaty.

19 October 2022

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