…liberalisation of its health insurance market, thereby prohibiting the distribution of profits generated by Achmea’s Slovak insurance activities. In 2008, Achmea brought arbitration proceedings against Slovakia under the BIT on…

The Opinion delivered on 19 September 2017 by Advocate General Wathelet in the case C-284/16 Achmea has already been widely commented on in the international arbitration community. The views are…

…(now, Achmea BV v. the Slovak Republic), the European Commission stated that Eventually, all intra-EU BITs will have to be terminated. Commission services intend to contact all Member States again,…

…arbitration. The initial investment dispute arose between the Dutch insurance company Achmea, the claimant, and the Slovak Republic, the applicant. The claimant invested in the applicant’s health insurance sector after…

…remains to be seen how tribunals will handle cases of a threats of expropriation. Of particular interest will be the decision in the pending dispute between Achmea v. Slovak Republic…