Work Area: Renewable energy

Spain found liable to wind power investor

An ICSID tribunal has held Spain liable for breaching a Luxembourgish wind power investor’s legitimate expectations that the state’s renewable energy subsidy regime would remain unmodified.

03 November 2023

“Unjust, undemocratic and dysfunctional”: UN report slams ISDS

A UN report has severely criticised the impact of investment arbitration on climate action and human rights – calling it “not fit for purpose in the twenty-first century” and recommending states withdraw their consent to arbitration under investment treaties.

02 November 2023

Swiss state utility brings ECT claim against Germany

A publicly owned Swiss company has brought an Energy Charter Treaty claim against Germany over its investment in a coal power plant.

23 October 2023

German solar investors win damages over Spanish reforms

An ICSID tribunal has ordered Spain to pay €15 million plus interest to a group of German solar investors over reforms to the state's renewable energy subsidy regime.

23 October 2023

Nepalese court annuls ICC tribunal’s procedural ruling

A Nepalese state-owned utility facing an ICC claim has persuaded a local court to set aside the arbitral tribunal’s decision to grant the claimant an extension to a filing deadline.

19 October 2023

China’s energy deficit: opportunities for lawyers?

A panel at GAR Live Beijing considered the energy challenges facing China, the increase in energy disputes concerning Chinese companies, and the opportunities for arbitration lawyers in China and overseas.

19 October 2023

Chinese solar panel maker liable in ICC case

An ICC tribunal has ordered a Chinese manufacturer to pay US$72 million in a dispute with a Brazilian renewable energy company over the supply of modules for a solar power project.

05 October 2023

Spain seeks annulment of renewables awards

Spain has applied to annul a pair of Energy Charter Treaty awards that held it liable to Japanese and Dutch investors over reforms to its renewable energy subsidy regime.

26 September 2023

Guatemalan renewables investors bring claim against Honduras

A pair of Guatemalan renewable energy investors are pursuing a DR-CAFTA claim against Honduras, as a group of US claimants drop their bid to revive a case against Nicaragua under the same free trade agreement.

22 September 2023

Awards emerge in Bangladeshi energy disputes

As Bangladesh contends with an energy crisis, details of two concluded arbitrations against state entities in that sector have come to light – including one where a contractor unsuccessfully argued that an influx of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar prevented it from building a solar park.

20 September 2023

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