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Poland Arbitration 2011

January 2012 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Laszczuk & Partners .

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One issue under discussion is whether Poland should become a party to the Washington (ISCID) Convention. Because Poland is a party to more than 60 bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and has recently been a party to several high-profile investment arbitration proceedings, becoming a party to the ISCID Convention is discussed among practitioners, but faces strong opposition on the government side. Apart from that, another issue is whether Poland should continue to maintain BITs at all with other countries within the EU.

Major investment disputes that Poland is a party to include proceedings initiated by Vivendi and Mercuria Energy.

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Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration 2011, (published in February 2011; contributing editors Gerhard Wegen and Stephan Wilske of Gleiss Lutz). For further information please visit www.GettingTheDealThrough.com.


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