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Solar energy businesses entitled to compensation arising from ministerial proposal to curtail incentives

Breyer Group Plc and others v Department of Energy and Climate Change In a recent decision, the High Court (Coulson J) found that a number of businesses were entitled to damages caused by a ministerial proposal to curtail government incentives in the solar energy sector. The High Court considered that the proposal, although not enacted and subsequently found to be unlawful, amounted to an unjustified interference with the claimants’ possessions, giving rise to an entitlement to damages. Although related to incentives in the solar energy sector, the findings of the

Indian Supreme Court Reaffirms Severability Principle of Arbitration Agreements

In Reliance Industries Ltd. & Anr v. Union of India, the Supreme Court of India has again declined jurisdiction to consider an application to set aside an UNCITRAL award in an arbitration seated outside India, finding that the intention of the parties was that Indian arbitration law would not apply to their dispute. In 1994, Reliance Industries Limited entered into two production sharing contracts (PSCs) with the Union of India for the exploration and production of petroleum. The PSCs provided that if there was a change to India’s laws or

International Centre for Energy Arbitration launched in Scotland

On 2 October, the Scottish Arbitration Centre and the Centre for Energy Policy, Mineral Law and Petroleum (CEPMLP) launched the International Centre for Energy Arbitration (ICEA) in Edinburgh. The ICEA is a joint venture between the two partners. The initial work of the ICEA has been split into two phases. The first phase of the project is a six-month research period involving the consultation of energy companies on what they want from the arbitration process. The second phase involves evaluating the research with a view to developing a bespoke set

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We are excited to introduce this blog dedicated to reporting on developments in the world of international arbitration. Hogan Lovells has one of the largest global arbitration practices with presence in over 40 offices in 22 jurisdictions with extensive experience in high-value international disputes.   Our arbitration blog brings together our expertise from across the globe to provide you with the latest news and views on developments in the world of international arbitration.  The blogs will focus on the most recent and topical developments, in a commercially useful and easily-digestible