Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 26 October 2021

Republiken Polen v PL Holdings Sàrl

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Högsta domstolen

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium and the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, of the one part, and the Government of the People’s Republic of Poland, of the other, concerning the reciprocal promotion and protection of investments, signed on 19 May 1987 – Arbitration proceedings – Dispute between an investor from one Member State and another Member State – Arbitration clause provided for in that agreement contrary to EU law – Invalidity – Ad hoc arbitration agreement between the parties to that dispute – Participation in the arbitration proceedings – Tacit expression by that other Member State of its intention to conclude that arbitration agreement – Unlawfulness

Case C-109/20


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
03/12/2021 PL Holdings
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2021:875
26/10/2021 PL Holdings
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Abstract
ECLI:EU:C:2021:875
26/10/2021 PL Holdings
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2021:321
22/04/2021 PL Holdings
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
24/04/2020 PL Holdings
Request for a preliminary ruling
27/02/2020 PL Holdings
Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

not yet published (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

1.
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.04 Effects, scope and limits
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.05 Observance of prior international agreements concluded by Member States
      6.07.05.00 General
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.04 Effects, scope and limits
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.05 Observance of prior international agreements concluded by Member States
      6.07.05.00 General


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 27/02/2020

Date of the Opinion

  • 22/04/2021

Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

26/10/2021


References

Publication in the Official Journal

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Name of the parties

PL Holdings

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Simon, Denys: Primauté - Sentence arbitrale en matière d'investissement, Europe Europe 2021, nº 12 Décembre, comm. 430 (FR)
  2. Langenfeld, Charlotte: Unionsrechtswidrige Umgehung der Achmea-Rechtsprechung durch den Rückgriff auf eine ad hoc-Schiedsvereinbarung : Anmerkung zum Urteil des EuGH v. 26.10.2021, Rs. C-109/20 (PL Holdings), Europarecht 2022 p. 399-407 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Högsta domstolen - Sweden

Subject-matter

  • General and final provisions

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Rossi

Advocate General

Kokott

Language(s) of the Case

  • Swedish

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • German