Discovery Global v. Slovakia Discovery Global LLC v. Slovak Republic (ICSID Case No. ARB/21/51)
United States of America
Ownership of local subsidiary Alpine Oil & Gas s.r.o., holding oil and gas exploration rights for activities at the Smilno, Ruská Poruba and Krivá Oľka wells in north-eastern Slovakia.
Claims arising out of the Government’s alleged actions preventing drilling activities of the claimant’s subsidiary, Alpine Oil & Gas, at three oil and gas wells despite granted exploration licences. According to the claimant, its planned drilling operations were rendered impossible by local activists’ protests blocking the well sites as well as local authorities’ decisions ordering full-scope environmental impact assessments.
Primary: B - Mining and quarrying
6 - Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas
ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes)
ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes)
Kaufmann-Kohler, G.
Drymer, S. L.
Sands, P.
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2110.00 mln USD
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Fair and equitable treatment/Minimum standard of treatment, including denial of justice claims

Full protection and security, or similar

Indirect expropriation

Arbitrary, unreasonable and/or discriminatory measures

Umbrella clause