Work Area: Renewable energy

Kyrgyzstan ordered to pay Russian state hydro company

A Hong Kong-seated tribunal has ordered Kyrgyzstan to pay damages to a Russian state-owned hydroelectric company in a treaty claim over a frustrated project to build four power plants.

19 July 2022

Korean company takes Pakistani state entity to LCIA over hydro project

A South Korean joint venture has filed a US$94 million LCIA claim against a Pakistani state-owned entity over spiralling costs for a 30-year hydropower concession.

04 July 2022

Reactions roll in to ECT modernisation

Practitioners have shared their insights with GAR after contracting states to the Energy Charter Treaty agreed to a sweep of “modernisations”, including the withdrawal of protections for fossil fuel investments and amendments to prevent intra-EU claims.

29 June 2022

Bosnia liable in hydroelectric power plant dispute

An ICSID tribunal has reportedly ordered Bosnia and Herzegovina to pay €45 million to a Slovenian investor in an Energy Charter Treaty dispute over a cancelled contract to construct two hydroelectric power plants.

27 June 2022

Another solar investor brings claim against Argentine grid manager

A subsidiary of a Spanish-British renewables producer has launched the latest in a series of UNCITRAL claims against Argentina’s electricity market manager at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, as another such case is discontinued.

24 June 2022

ICSID panel upholds renewables award against Spain

An ICSID annulment committee has upheld a €60 million renewables award won against Spain by Deutsche Bank-affiliated funds, dismissing arguments the arbitral tribunal wrongly upheld jurisdiction over the intra-EU dispute and should have applied EU state aid law.

16 June 2022

Spain fails in latest solar award challenge

An ICSID annulment committee has upheld a €28 million Energy Charter Treaty award won by a group of UK renewables investors against Spain, dismissing arguments the claimants fraudulently lied about the capacity of their solar facilities to access subsidies.

14 June 2022

Singapore’s Keppel brings ICC claim over Doha sewage plant

A subsidiary of Singaporean conglomerate Keppel has filed a US$126 million ICC claim against the Qatar Public Works Authority over a terminated contract to build a sewage treatment plant in Doha.

01 June 2022

German court refuses to block intra-EU claim

A Berlin court has reportedly refused to declare that an Irish wind power investor’s ICSID claim against Germany under the Energy Charter Treaty is inadmissible because it is an intra-EU dispute.

26 May 2022

Spain challenges ICSID panel over alleged bias

Spain has challenged an ICSID tribunal hearing one of the many renewables-related claims it is facing, arguing the arbitrators have shown bias through a series of procedural decisions.

20 May 2022

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