No Damages Awarded In Slovak Mineral Water Fight

Law360 (October 8, 2020, 7:51 PM EDT) -- An international tribunal on Wednesday declined to award damages to a Polish water company despite concluding that Slovakia had breached international law by sitting on a permit application for a cross-border bottled water project, in a decision that both sides found something to be happy about.

The tribunal concluded that while Slovakia had breached its investment treaty with Poland by keeping a permit application for the project in limbo while a constitutional amendment that ultimately banned the project was finalized, Spółdzielnia Pracy "Muszynianka" wasn't owed any damages since the project would never have gone through once the amendment was in place....

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