Energy & environment

Most investor-state disputes (ISDS) have concerned environmental matters. As of end of 2014, about 41% of all ICSID cases were energy and natural resources-related.

Most well-known cases include:

• Lone Pine Resources (US) vs. Canada: the investor challenged Quebec’s moratorium on the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas. The provincial government declared the moratorium in 2011 so as to conduct an environmental impact assessment of the extraction method widely accused of leaching chemicals and gases into groundwater and the air. Case pending (NAFTA invoked).

• Bilcon (US) vs. Canada: the US industry challenged Canadian environmental requirements affecting their plans to open a basalt quarry and a marine terminal in Nova Scotia. Bilcon won – damages still pending (NAFTA invoked).

• Vattenfall (Sweden) vs. Germany: in 2007 the Swedish energy corporation was granted a provisional permit to build a coal-fired power plant near the city of Hamburg. In an effort to protect the Elbe river from the waste waters dumped from the plant, environmental restrictions were added before the final approval of its construction. The investor initiated a dispute, arguing it would make the project unviable. The case was ultimately settled in 2011, with the city of Hamburg agreeing to the lowering of environmental standards (ECT invoked).

(October 2015)

RFI | 19-Feb-2020
Un tribunal holandés confirmó en apelación la condena a Rusia a pagar 50.000 millones de dólares en indemnizaciones a los accionistas del antiguo grupo petrolero ruso Yukos, hoy desmantelado.
Sputnik | 19-Feb-2020
Perú comunicó que no aceptará la propuesta de la empresa OLI Lux (perteneciente al Grupo Odebrecht) de iniciarle un proceso arbitral ante el CIADI por la cancelación en 2017 del proyecto Gasoducto Sur Peruano.
Ciar Global | 18-Feb-2020
The arbitration between the US mining company Renco Group and Peru in relation to the metallurgical deposit in La Oroya was reopened, at the request of the mining company.
Libération | 18-Feb-2020
In tribunal néerlandais a condamné en appel la Russie à verser 50 milliards de dollars d’indemnisation aux ex-actionnaires de l’ancien groupe pétrolier Ioukos, aujourd’hui démantelé.
New York Times | 18-Feb-2020
A Dutch appeals court reinstated an international arbitration panel’s order that it should pay $50 billion compensation to shareholders in former oil company Yukos.
Ciar Global | 17-Feb-2020
El arbitraje entre la minera estadounidense Renco Group y Perú relacionado con el yacimiento metalúrgico La Oroya se abrió de nuevo, a instancias de la minera.
Nouvelles du Monde | 13-Feb-2020
L’entreprise brésilienne Odebrecht a demandé à rencontrer les représentants de l’État péruvien afin de parvenir à un accord mutuel comme “alternative” à la demande de 1,2 milliard de dollars.
Dallas Business Journal | 13-Feb-2020
As a long-running dispute between Exxon Mobil Corp. and the government of Canada reached a multimillion-dollar settlement, lawyers for ExxonMobil announced.
Ciar Global | 11-Feb-2020
Odebrecht ofrece la suspensión del procedimiento de arbitraje si se garantiza el reinicio del proyecto Gasoducto Sur Peruano por otro inversionista privado, sin costos para el Estado.
The East African | 10-Feb-2020
One of Tanzania’s concessions to Barrick in the new deal is the right to seek international arbitration in case of disputes.

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