The issue of intra-EU objection: has it become a failed dialogue? An example from Infracapital v Spain

The case concerns a dispute related to the issue of intra-EU objection. In the past years, EU Member States have increasingly started to contest the ability of international tribunals to rule on intra-EU disputes. This comes as a result of CJEU’s Achmea decision, whereupon the Court ruled that arbitral tribunals constituted under intra-EU investment agreements … Continue reading The issue of intra-EU objection: has it become a failed dialogue? An example from Infracapital v Spain

Energy transition in Europe amidst recent legal developments

As several events display in today’s world, many questions are being raised about the future of energy in the EU. In November, during the COP26, countries gathered around the table to discuss the threat of climate change, turning tomorrow’s problem into today’s, and rightly so. We witnessed pledges such as full decarbonization and complete energy … Continue reading Energy transition in Europe amidst recent legal developments

Case note: AS PNP Banka and others v. Latvia, decision on jurisdiction

Karolina Grabowska, 'Symbol of the European Union on Banknote' (2020) <https://www.pexels.com/photo/symbol-of-european-union-on-banknote-4386152/&gt; accessed 08 November 2021. Background of the dispute The dispute arose in 2017 between a group of UK nationals who own the majority of the shares of a Latvian bank called AS PNP Banka (previously called AS Norvik Banka) on the one side and … Continue reading Case note: AS PNP Banka and others v. Latvia, decision on jurisdiction

Evergrande and the Chinese financial market

China’s number two real estate developer, Evergrande, is facing difficulties in making bond interest payments to its investors. Concerns have been raised amongst the financial industry as the company currently stands under US $305 billion worth of debt, and up until now, the company has missed the deadline for two payments, one totaling US $47.5 … Continue reading Evergrande and the Chinese financial market