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Sentences et Decisions

PNG Sustainable Development Program Ltd. c. l’État indépendant de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée, Affaire CIRDI n° ARB/13/33

Poštová Banka, a.s. et Istrokapital SE c. la République hellénique, Affaire CIRDI n° ARB/13/8

Venoklim Holding B.V. c. la République bolivarienne du Venezuela, Affaire CIRDI n° ARB/12/22

Mamidoil Jetoil Greek Petroleum Products Societe S.A. c. la République d’Albanie, Affaire CIRDI n° ARB/11/24

Khan Resources Inc., Khan Resources B.V. et CAUC Holding Company Ltd. c. Le gouvernement de Mongolie et MonAtom LLC, Affaire CPA n° 2011-09

Un tribunal du CIRDI décide à l’unanimité de rejeter un recours en expropriation compte tenu de l’absence de consentement écrit à l’arbitrage de la Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

PNG Sustainable Development Program Ltd. c. l’État indépendant de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée, Affaire CIRDI n° ARB/13/33

Les obligations souveraines ne sont pas couvertes, malgré la définition large de « l’investissement » contenue dans le TBI Grèce-Slovaquie ; le tribunal rejette les recours contre la Grèce

Poštová Banka, a.s. et Istrokapital SE c. la République hellénique, Affaire CIRDI n° ARB/13/8

Après avoir examiné la loi sur l’investissement du Venezuela, la majorité d’un tribunal considère que Venoklim n’est pas un investisseur et rejette l’affaire contre le Venezuela ; l’arbitre nommé par le demandeur n’est pas d’accord

Venoklim Holding B.V. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, ICSID Case No. ARB/12/22

La majorité d’un tribunal du CIRDI ne reconnait pas de violation du traitement juste et équitable par l’Albanie dans un différend pétrolier

Mamidoil Jetoil Greek Petroleum Products Societe S.A. c. la République d’Albanie, Affaire CIRDI n° ARB/11/24

Un tribunal condamne la Mongolie à payer plus de 80 millions USD en dommages et intérêts pour expropriation illégale

Khan Resources Inc., Khan Resources B.V. et CAUC Holding Company Ltd. c. Le gouvernement de Mongolie et MonAtom LLC, Affaire CPA n° 2011-09

Selon un tribunal de la CNUDCI, l’évaluation environnementale du Canada viole la norme minimale de traitement et le traitement national

William Ralph Clayton, William Richard Clayton, Douglas Clayton, Daniel Clayton et Bilcon of Delaware Inc. c. le Gouvernement du Canada, CNUDCI

Un tribunal du CIRDI détermine que la saisie réalisée par le Venezuela en 2009 est une expropriation légale, et accorde une indemnisation de 46,4 millions USD

Tidewater Investment SRL & Tidewater Caribe, C.A. c. la République bolivarienne du Venezuela, Affaire CIRDI n° ARB/10/5

Le Venezuela est condamné à payer pour l’expropriation abusive de l’investissement d’Owens-Illinois

OI European Group B.V. c. la République bolivarienne du Venezuela, Affaire CIRDI n° ARB/11/25

Un tribunal reconnait une violation du traitement juste et équitable par la Roumanie

Hassan Awdi, Enterprise Business Consultants, Inc. and Alpha El Corporation c. Romanie, Affaire CIRDI n° ARB/10/13

Un tribunal conclut à un abus de procédure dans la restructuration de l’entreprise du demandeur ; le Pérou recouvre ses coûts

Renée Rose Levy and Gremcitel S.A. c. la République du Pérou, Affaire CIRDI n° ARB/11/17

Un tribunal de la CNUDCI reconnait un déni de justice de la part des tribunaux indonésiens, mais rejette la demande de dommage et intérêt du demandeur pour cause de méconduite

Hesham T. M. Al Warraq c. la République d’Indonésie, CNUDCI

Après que le demandeur ait adressé une notification de retrait de l’arbitrage, la République tchèque obtient une décision portant sur les coûts

Forminster Enterprises Limited (Cyprus) c. la République tchèque, CNUDCI

Le recours d’un investisseur allemand contre les Philippines portant sur la concession pour l’aéroport de Manille auprès du CIRDI échoue pour la seconde fois

Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide c. la République des Philippines, Affaire CIRDI n° ARB/11/12

Tribunal orders compensation in Dutch farmers’ claims against Zimbabwe

By Damon Vis-Dunbar 28 April 2009 An ICSID tribunal has ordered the government of Zimbabwe to compensate a group of Dutch nationals who saw their farms expropriated under Zimbabwe’s controversial land-reform program. The victory is expected to lead other European nationals who lost farms in Zimbabwe to seek compensation under bilateral investment treaties. The thirteen […]

ICSID tribunal dismisses RSM Production Corporation’s claim against Grenada

By Damon Vis-Dunbar 26 March 2009 An American businessman has failed in his claim against Grenada under a 1996 oil and gas agreement, in a contract dispute conducted before an ICSID tribunal. Initiated in 2005, the ICSID claim was one of a host of legal avenues pursued by Jack J. Grynberg, the president and CEO […]

Tribunal rebuffs defense of necessity in recently published award: National Grid p.l.c. v. Argentine Republic

By Elizabeth Whitsitt 2 March 2009 In a recently published award, a tribunal convened pursuant to a request for arbitration under the arbitration rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) found the Argentine Republic liable to the British firm National Grid p.l.c. for damages totaling more than US$53 million. The dispute, […]

Tribunal rejects Ecuador’s jurisdictional objections in dispute with Chevron

By Fernando Cabrera Diaz 5 January 2009 A tribunal has determined that it holds jurisdiction to hear a claim brought by Chevron Corporation against Ecuador for alleged violations of the Ecuador-United States bilateral investment treaty (BIT). Chevron claims that Ecuador violated the BIT by failing to deal fairly with multiple breach-of-contract cases filed against the […]

German firm fails to pass jurisdictional hurdle in claim against Argentina; decision provokes questions about the scope and applicability of MFN Protection

By Elizabeth Whitsitt 5 January 2009 An ICSID tribunal has declined jurisdiction in a claim brought by a German firm against the government of Argentina, in a decision that marks the unpredictability over whether a claimant can invoke a Most-Favoured-Nation (MFN) clause to access an expedited arbitration process. The claimant, Wintershall Aktiengesellschaft, alleged that the […]

Peru wins dispute with American energy firm over the scope of a stabilization agreement

By Fernando Cabrera Diaz 23 December 2008 The Republic of Peru has defended itself successfully against a claim initiated by Delaware-based Aguaytia Energy LLC (AEL). AEL had sought US$142 million as compensation for what it claimed was Peru’s violation of a stabilization agreement. However, the Tribunal disagreed and instead held that the stability agreement did […]

Award: Aguaytia Energy, LLC v. Republic of Peru

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Algeria prevails in dispute with Italian construction firms

By Suzy H. Nikiéma 28 November 2008 In a 12 November 2008 final award, an ICSID tribunal has dismissed all claims by two Italian investors, L.E.S.I S.p.A. and ASTALI S.p.A, in a dispute with the government of Algeria over a failed contract to construct a hydraulic dam. While the contract with the National Agency for […]

Belgium dredging companies fail in arbitration against Egypt

By Damon Vis-Dunbar 17 November 2008 The Egyptian government has deflected a US$ 80 million dollar claim by two companies hired to dredge the Suez Canal. Jan de Nul N.V. and Dredging International, both incorporated in Belgium, won a bid to dredge sections of the Suez Canal 1992, a job they completed some three years […]

Award is publicly released in failed Energy Charter Treaty claim against the Ukraine

By Damon Vis-Dunbar13 October 2008 Details of an arbitration involving a Latvian investor and the government of the Ukraine have emerged following the public release of the tribunal’s final award, some seven months after the decision was rendered. The Ukraine has been absolved of charges that it had breached the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), a […]

Award: AMTO v. Ukraine

Award: Limited Liability Company AMTO (Claimant) and Ukraine, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Arbitration no. 080/2005

Plama Consortium Limited v. Republic of Bulgaria: Honesty is the best policy

By Elizabeth Whitsitt 30 September 2008 In a 27 August 2008 decision, a tribunal has concluded that Plama Consortium Limited (PCL), a Cyprus firm, was not entitled to protections afforded under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), given that it had fraudulently misrepresented itself when it invested in a privatized refinery, Nova Plama AD. In addition, […]

Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Occidental Exploration and Production Company v. the Republic of Ecuador: US oil company passes jurisdictional hurdle in arbitration with Ecuador

By Damon Vis-Dunbar 22 September 2008 A tribunal has accepted jurisdiction in a dispute that pits two petroleum companies against the Government of Ecuador, allowing the case to proceed to the merits stage. The two claimants, Occidental Petroleum Company (OPC) and Occidental Exploration and Production Company (OEPC), are seeking more than US$ 3 billion after […]

Continental Casualty Company v. the Argentine Republic: Argentina emerges largely victorious in dispute related to country’s financial crisis

By Damon Vis-Dunbar September 10, 2008 In an award rendered on September 5, 2008, an arbitral tribunal has dismissed all but one of the claims brought by an American investor, Continental Casualty, against the government of Argentina. Argentina was found liable for damages of US$ 2.8 million plus interest: a fraction of the US$ 112 […]

Award: Continental Casualty Company v. Argentine Republic

Award issued on September 5, 2008: Continental Casualty Company v. Argentine Republic   (ICSID Case No. ARB/03/9)

Duke Energy International Peru Investments No. 1 Ltd. v. Republic of Peru: Foreign investors in Peru are guaranteed tax stability

By Elizabeth Whitsitt 29 August 2008 In one of two ICSID awards handed down in August involving the US firm Duke Energy, a Tribunal has found the Republic of Peru liable to Duke Energy International Peru Investments No. 1 Ltd. (DEI Bermuda) for damages totaling US$ 18,440,746 plus interest after the SUNAT, Peru’s National Tax […]

Duke Energy Electroquil Partners and Electroquil SA v Ecuador: Ecuador found liable for breaches of power purchase agreements and investment treaty

By Damon Vis-Dunbar 29 August 2008 The electricity provider Electroquil SA has been awarded US$ 5,578,566 plus interest stemming from several breaches of power purchase agreements (PPAs) backed by the government of Ecuador. While Ecuador was also found to have breached the Ecuador-US bilateral investment treaty, those violations did not result in additional monetary damages. […]