EXIT: Internal compliance rules do not form part of the French conception of international public order!
On March 14, 2023, the Versailles Court of Appeal rendered a decision putting an end to the Alstom saga. It confirmed the order dated March 30, 2016, which had granted exequatur to the award dated January 29, 2016. As you will recall, the French and British companies Alstom Transport SA and Alstom Network Ltd. (“Alstom”), […]
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. […]
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 […]
An arbitral tribunal’s finding that it has jurisdiction under Article 26 of the Energy Charter Treaty in a dispute between EU investors and an EU Member State does not manifestly exceed its powers pursuant to Article 52(1)(b) of the ICSID Convention. On 2 March 2023, an ad hoc committee rendered a decision on a request […]
Investment arbitration in EU: could choosing London as the seat of arbitration revive a defunct intra-EU BIT?
In a judgment dated 8 March 2023, the Amsterdam District Court opened the door to the question of whether choosing London as the seat of arbitration could revive an intra-EU BIT now prohibited by the Commission, the Member States and the ECJ. The Netherlands and Poland terminated, effective 2 February 2019, the BIT that had […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]