The enforcement of intra-EU ICSID awards in Germany: anti-arbitration activism by the Bundesgerichtshof?

Luís Heleno Terrinha Assistant Professor, NOVA School of Law Of Counsel, PLMJ Lawyers[1] On 27 July 2023, the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) handed down a judgement in which it issued an anti-arbitration injunction at the request of the German Federal Republic.[2] The background to this is that Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd. had initiated ICSID proceedings against Germany […]

The enforcement of intra-EU ICSID awards: shortcomings of the British approach

Luís Heleno Terrinha Of Counsel, PLMJ Lawyers[1] Assistant Professor, NOVA School of Law   This post discusses the reasoning behind the judgment of the High Court of Justice, dated 24 May 2023, on the dispute between Infrastructure Services Luxembourg S.À.R.L. and Energia Termosolar B.V. v. Kingdom of Spain (available here and discussed here). A later […]

Análise à Opinião da Advogada Geral Kokott no Caso Polónia v. PL Holdings Sàrl

A interpretação constante do Acórdão do Tribunal de Justiça da União Europeia (ora em diante, TJUE) Slowakische Republik V.S. Achmea, forçou os Estados-Membros a reconsiderarem os seus Tratados Bilaterais de Investimento (BITs) com outros Estados-Membros. Na sua Opinião, a Advogada Geral Kokott, produzida no caso Polónia v. PL Holdings Sàrl, veio considerar que as convenções […]