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Guest Post: Hans Hysenaj on Enforcement in Albania

Posted on March 8, 2021

A warm welcome to new guest poster Hans Hysenaj, a student at Suffolk Law School here in Boston! I met Hans at an event sponsored by the International Law section of the Boston Bar Association—it’s great to meet law students eager to connect with colleagues through bar associations and the like. Hans is Albanian and brings us this note about the legal climate in his country. I have been invited to write a post on Ted’s blog, and I am very excited to be given this opportunity to write a post. This is the first time my writing will be shared with an audience, and it is an audience of high intellectuals and decision makers no less. (Ed. note: laying it on a little…

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Case of the Day: AlbaniaBEG Ambient v. Enel

Posted on February 26, 2018

The case of the day is AlbaniaBEG Ambient Sh.p.k. v. Enel S.p.A. (N.Y. App. Div. 2018). I wrote about a related procedural decision in March 2016. AlbaniaBEG was the Albanian subsidiary of Becchetti Energy Group S.p.A., an Italian firm. The defendants, Enel S.p.A. and Enelpower S.p.A., are also Italian companies; Enel is Italy’s largest power company. Becchetti made a contract with Enelpower for the possible construction of a hydroelectric plant in Albania. The agreement had an Italian choice-of-law clause, and it required arbitration of disputes in Rome. Enelpower withdrew from the project, and BEG demanded arbitration. The tribunal’s award dismissed BEG’s claims against Enelpower. BEG sought to nullify the award in the Italian courts, but the courts rejected its claim.

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