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GMAA Workshop: EU ETS und seine Anwendung in der Schifffahrt

Die Zukunft des Seeverkehrs: EU ETS und Treibhausgasneutralität Die Schifffahrtsbranche befindet spätestens mit der Einführung des Europäischen Emissionshandelssystems (EU ETS) im Seeverkehr in einer Transformationsphase. Die German Maritime Arbitration Association hat die Bedeutsamkeit dieses Themas erkannt und veranstaltet daher am 4. Juli 2024 einen Workshop zu dem Thema. Dafür hat sie uns, Henrike Koch (Partnerin […]

No enforcement against frozen property without prior authorisation

The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) decided on January 25, 2024, under case number IX ZR 19/22, that without authorization from the German Federal Bank, frozen funds and economic resources cannot be seized under Regulation (EU) 2016/44. The case involved G. GmbH, which secured an arbitration award against the Libyan state fund L., entitling it […]

Robbed of Their «Oomph»: Ronald Perelman’s $410M Insurance Claim Over allegedly Fire-Damaged Artworks

Years after the fire in 2018, a prominent art collector and businessman Perelman claims that 5 artworks lost their spark, luster and depth and demands $410m for them. The insurance companies have argued that the works had “not sustained any detectable damages”. Allegations of Damage: Oomph or no oomph? At the heart of the dispute […]

Ping-Pong decisions on jurisdiction to arbitrate or not to arbitrate, that is the question

This article is the second part of the discussion of the judgement of the Higher Regional Court of Berlin no. 12 SchH 5/22 and aims to examine the phenomenon that courts in different jurisdictions (in this case, in Russia and in Germany) determine the competence to decide a dispute in exactly opposite ways: The Russian […]

Welcoming Climate Litigation: Advisory Opinion of the Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

Although not a judgement per se and lacking binding force, as explicitly pointed out by the Tribunal, yesterday’s Advisory Opinion by the #Tribunal for the Law of the Sea marks another corner stone in international climate litigation. Text of the Advisory Opinion can be found here. Introduction The International Tribunal, an independent judicial body established […]

Russian courts’ new approach to reciprocity: Post-sanctions compliance

The Moscow District Arbitrazh Court refused to recognize decisions from US courts, stating a lack of evidence of reciprocity under international principles. Decisions made before February 28, 2022, were considered irrelevant in the ruling (case No. A40-242631/2022, dated 24 July 2023) The court cited Government Decree No. 430-r of March 5, 2022, which listed «unfriendly […]

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