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Arbitral award challenge based on Achmea unsuccessful
According to the Svea Court of Appeal, Achmea does not preclude states and investors within the European Union from entering into an arbitration agreement regarding a specific dispute.
Airbus withdraws arbitration demand over $3.7 billion helicopter deal
The Polish General Counsel has announced that Airbus Helicopters has withdrawn its application for international arbitration over its dispute with Poland.
Invenergy files international arbitration suit against Poland over wind projects
The Invenergy group has submitted a notice of arbitration against Poland citing violations of Invenergy’s rights as a foreign investor and clear breaches of Poland’s obligations under the United States-Poland bilateral investment treaty.
The English court sets aside a Tribunal’s findings of lack of jurisdiction under a BIT
The English High Court has set aside parts of an award concerning claims brought by Griffin against Poland; Poland has reserved the right to argue the compatibility of the BIT with EU law.
Invenergy says to take USD-700m Polish wind claim to intl arbitration
US clean energy company Invenergy LLC has notified the Polish authorities it plans to turn to international arbitration over its wind investments in the country, if no settlement is reached within six months.
Poland looks to block part of EU, Canada trade deal
Poland is looking to block part of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Ceta) between the EU and Canada, over concerns for a planned mechanism for resolving disputes.
Poland plans to terminate its Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) with Portugal
On 18 July 2017 the Polish Council of Ministers submitted to the Parliament a draft proposal allowing the President to unilaterally terminate the Poland-Portugal BIT
Termination of BITs and sunset clauses – what can investors in Poland expect?
One question arising in the case of Poland terminating its BITs is what implications this has on the rights of foreign investors.
Bye-bye BITs? Poland reviews its investment policy
Poland is clearly sceptical regarding investment protection granted by BITs containing an ISDS system in a current form.
White & Case wins award for Indian investor against Poland
Global law firm has won an arbitration award for Indian investor Flemingo DutyFree in a case brought against Poland under the India-Poland Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT)
Polish agriculture ministry says ’no’ to TTIP
The Ministry of Agriculture says it will not agree to provisions that threaten Polish farmers in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being negotiated between the European Union and the US.
Poland says to cancel bilateral investment treaties
EU member Poland wants to cancel its bilateral investment treaties (BITS) on the basis of which foreign investors have lodged claims worth nearly a billion euros in international arbitration.
Case study: Insurance privatization
Eureko v. Poland. Case settled (investor obtained $1.6 billion).
Poland risks Bilateral Investment Treaty claims in adopting new law
The Polish Parliament has just passed a new law restricting investment in certain strategic Polish companies, which raises the risk of potential Bilateral Investment Treaty claims
Poland criticizes bilateral trade deals with Moscow after French accord
Poland led EU criticism of bilateral farm deals with Moscow on Monday following a French accord with Russia to lift its ban on live pig and pork imports, saying they broke the "principle of European solidarity".
Eastern Europe against TTIP Trojan Horse
The proposed Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is meeting increased resistance in Eastern Europe.
Strong concerns about EU-US trade deal raised in Poland
31 Polish NGOs have signed a joint statement criticising the TTIP for its secrecy and investor privileges
UAE and Poland to strengthen bilateral trade
The UAE and Poland have agreed to undertake all possible measures to further promote bilateral trade and develop economic relations as the first meeting of the UAE-Poland Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation began in Warsaw on February 6.
Poland looks to Ukraine for strategic depth
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich arrived in Poland on Tuesday to meet with his Polish counterpart Bronislaw Komorowski. The two leaders centered their discussion around Ukraine’s ongoing negotiations toward an association and free trade agreement with the European Union and ways that Poland can help facilitate this process.