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Arendt advises and represents companies, States and State-owned entities in international and domestic arbitration conducted in accordance with various arbitration rules (ICC, UNCITRAL, DIS, etc.), as well as in proceedings to set aside or enforce awards. Arendt’s Dispute Resolution team covers a broad range of applicable laws, including international law and EU law, and a variety of languages (including English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish and Greek) and disputes across all industries. It is widely regarded as the go-to team for arbitration and related matters in Luxembourg.

In addition, members of the team regularly serve as party-appointed arbitrators, sole arbitrators and chairpersons of arbitral tribunals.

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Arbitration


Our experience includes the representation of:

• two European marketing agencies, claimants in an ICC arbitration in Geneva against a regional federation of national football associations with respect to a dispute arising out of the latter’s termination of two exclusive media and marketing rights commercialisation agreements;
• a Dutch commercial finance services company, claimant in an ICC arbitration in Luxembourg against three Southern European respondents arising out of a share purchase agreement;
• a multinational industrial company, claimant in an ICC arbitration in Brussels against a Western European company arising out of a contract for the supply of industrial goods;
• a Western Caribbean company, respondent in an international arbitration pursuant to the rules of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce against a Luxembourg company arising out of a shareholder agreement;
• a Dutch company, respondent in an ICC arbitration in Geneva against a Luxembourg company regarding the issuance of preferred equity certificates;
• a Luxembourg company, respondent in an ICC arbitration in Luxembourg against another Luxembourg company arising out of an energy supply and extraction contract;
• a Central European company, respondent in an ICC arbitration in Luxembourg against a North American company arising out of an agreement for the settlement of a corporate dispute;
• a Luxembourg energy company, respondent in a DIS arbitration in Luxembourg against a German company arising out of a construction agreement;
• a Luxembourg company, respondent in an ad hoc arbitration in Luxembourg against two other Luxembourg companies arising out of a dispute regarding a real estate guarantee;
• two Luxembourg companies, claimants in an ad hoc arbitration in Luxembourg against another Luxembourg company arising out of a share purchase agreement in a real estate project.

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Setting aside


Our experience includes the representation of:

• PL Holdings, respondent in proceedings before the Swedish Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding an action to annul and set aside two SCC awards ordering Poland to pay more than EUR 150 million in compensation for the expropriation of an investment by PL Holdings in the Polish banking sector;
• Athena Investments and Novenergia, respondents in proceedings before the Svea Court of Appeal in Sweden and the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding an action to annul and set aside an SCC award finding that Italy breached the ECT by reducing the tariff incentives granted to the respondents for the production of energy from renewable sources.

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Recognition and enforcement


Our experience includes the representation of:

• a Canadian mining investor, claimant in proceedings to recognise and enforce an ICSID award in Luxembourg in excess of USD 700 million regarding the termination of mining rights against a Latin American State;
• a Central Asian State, respondent in proceedings initiated by Eastern European investors in Luxembourg to recognise and enforce an SCC award in excess of USD 400 million regarding an investment by the investors in the oil and gas sector;
• a Western European health insurance firm, claimant in proceedings to recognise and enforce an UNCITRAL award in Luxembourg against a Central European State in Luxembourg;
• an Eastern European oil and gas company, Claimant in proceedings to recognise and enforce in Luxembourg a LCIA award in excess of USD 2 billion rendered in a dispute arising out of a contract for the transport of gas with another Eastern European oil and gas company;
• a BVI company, claimant in proceedings to recognise and enforce an LCIA award in Luxembourg in excess of USD 170 million rendered in a dispute arising out of share purchase and option agreements with an Eastern European mobile network operator;
• a multinational telecommunication services company headquartered in Western Europe, claimant in proceedings to recognise and enforce an LCIA award in Luxembourg in excess of EUR 100 million rendered in a dispute arising out of a share sale and exchange agreement with a renowned investor and strategic shareholder in telecommunications and technology companies;
• a Luxembourg holding company active in the agricultural sector in Eastern Europe, respondent in proceedings initiated by a Panamanian company in Luxembourg to recognise and enforce an LCIA award rendered in a dispute arising out of a share purchase agreement.

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