An arbitral tribunal that finds that it has jurisdiction under Article 26 of the ECT in a dispute between EU investors and an EU Member State does not commit a manifest excess of power within the meaning of Article 52(1) of the ICSID Convention

In a decision dated 8 May 2023, an ICSID ad hoc Committee ruled on an application to set aside an award made in an arbitration brought under Article 26 of the Energy Charter Treaty (“ECT”) by Baywa R.E. Renewable Energy Gmbh and Baywa R.E. Asset Holding Gmbh against Spain. In its award dated 25 January […]

A foreign State’s express waiver of immunity from execution allows a creditor from the State to attach a tax receivable at the registered office in France of the person liable for payment

Where State’s assets are not specifically used or intended to be used in the exercise of diplomatic or consular missions, the State’s express waiver of immunity from execution is sufficient for the assets in question to be subject to an execution measure, regardless of their fiscal nature, and without the need for a special waiver. […]

Conciliation mandatory for disputes under €5,000

Decree no. 2023-357 dated 11 May 2023 reinstates article 750-1 of the Code of Civil Procedure and makes it mandatory, on pain of inadmissibility of the claim, for parties to attempt conciliation with a court-appointed conciliator before any claim on the merits for payment of a sum of less than €5,000 or in case of […]

The Legal 500 Rankings in International Arbitration and Commercial Litigation

Teynier Pic is once again ranked by The Legal 500 as one of the top law firms in international arbitration and commercial litigation. Our international arbitration practice is recognized especially for commercial and construction arbitrations and for arbitration in relation to Africa and the Gulf. The Legal 500 praises the quality of our team as […]

16th edition of the GAR 100

Teynier Pic is proud to be recognized again this year in Global Arbitration Review’s list of the top 100 international arbitration firms in the world. Our clients described our team as “skillful and valuable” and GAR highlights our highly regarded practice in the industrial and defence sectors, as well as our growing practice serving clients […]

Chambers 2023 International Arbitration Rankings

Teynier Pic is ranked again this year by Chambers as one of the best firms in International Arbitration in France. Our founding partners, Eric Teynier and Pierre Pic, are again both recognized as leading figures. Eric Teynier is also ranked among the most sought-after arbitrators. Raphaël Kaminsky is among the five French lawyers recognized in […]

Enforcement of arbitral awards against States under Sanctions: a new challenge

In addition to the classic difficulties relating to immunity, the enforcement of arbitral awards against certain States faces an additional obstacle following a ruling by the CJUE on November 11, 2021: the freezing of assets subject to sanctions. Tunisian company Siba Plast carried out several attachments on various assets of the Libyan National Transitional Council […]