A11Y v. Czech Republic A11Y LTD. v. Czech Republic (ICSID Case No. UNCT/15/1)
United Kingdom
Company engaged in the supply of high quality compensation aids to blind and visually impaired people.
Claims arising out of allegedly discriminatory State actions against claimant's business of providing electronic aids for visually handicapped, including the disclosure of know-how to A11Y's competitors and damage to its goodwill, in the context of government allowances to blind and visually handicapped people for special compensation aids.
Tertiary: G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
Tertiary: M - Professional, scientific and technical activities
47 - Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
74 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities
ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes)
Fortier, L. Y.
Alexandrov, S. A.
Joubin-Bret, A.
Decided in favour of State
564.70 mln CZK (25.10 mln USD)
Data not available
Fair and equitable treatment/Minimum standard of treatment, including denial of justice claims

Umbrella clause

Arbitrary, unreasonable and/or discriminatory measures

National treatment

Indirect expropriation
None - all claims dismissed at the merits stage