Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 2 September 2021

République de Moldavie v Komstroy LLC

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Cour d'appel de Paris

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Energy Charter Treaty – Article 26 – Inapplicability between Member States – Arbitration Award – Judicial review – Jurisdiction of a court of a Member State – Dispute between a third-State operator and a third State – Jurisdiction of the Court – Article 1(6) of the Energy Charter Treaty – Concept of ‘investment’

Case C-741/19


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
08/10/2021 République de Moldavie
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2021:655
02/09/2021 République de Moldavie
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Abstract
ECLI:EU:C:2021:655
02/09/2021 République de Moldavie
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2021:164
03/03/2021 République de Moldavie
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
22/11/2019 République de Moldavie
Request for a preliminary ruling
08/10/2019 République de Moldavie
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Reports of Cases

not yet published (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.05 EU law and national law
    1.05.01 Direct effect, primacy and uniform application of EU law
3 Legal proceedings
  3.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
    3.04.02 Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.096
07 null
  07.096
07 null
  07.09


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 08/10/2019

Date of the Opinion

  • 03/03/2021

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

02/09/2021


References

Publication in the Official Journal

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Name of the parties

République de Moldavie

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Karpenstein, Ulrich ; Sangi, Roya: Investitionsschutz vor nationalen Gerichten : zur Zukunft der Energiecharta : Besprechung von EuGH Urt. v. 2.9.2021 – C-741/19, Neue juristische Wochenschrift 2021 p. 3228-3232 (DE)
  2. Tribout, Julien: Énergie - Notion d'« investissement » au sens du Traité sur la Charte de l'énergie, Europe 2021, nº 11 Novembre, comm. 409 (FR)
  3. Hardy, Bruno: Arrêt « République de Moldavie c. Komstroy » : quelle protection pour les investissements dans le secteur de l'énergie en Europe ?, Journal de droit européen 2022 n º 1 p. 16-21 (FR)
  4. Dashwood, Alan: Republic of Moldova v Komstroy LCC: arbitration under Article 26 ECT outlawed in intra-EU disputes by obiter dictum, European Law Review 2022, n° 1, p. 1-13 (EN)
  5. Saugmandsgaard Øe, Henrik ; Sabouret, Pauline: Transition verte : les investissements intra-UE après l’arrêt Komstroy (C-741/19) – Quel avenir pour le TCE ?, L'Observateur de Bruxelles 2022, n° 1, p. 42-47 (FR)
  6. Steinbrück, Ben ; Krahé, Justin Friedrich: Declaratory relief against post-Achmea ICSID arbitration? : German arbitral law’s international reach : Achmea [C-284/16], Republic of Moldova [C-741/19], Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2022 p. 357-365 (EN)
  7. Böhme, Bianca: The future of the Energy Charter Treaty after Moldova v. Komstroy : case C-741/19, Republic of Moldova v. Komstroy, a company the successor in law to the company Energoalians, Common Market Law Review 2022 p. 853-870 (EN)
  8. Declève, Quentin: La C.J.U.E. déclare les procédures intra-européennes d'arbitrage d'investissement fondées sur le TCE incompatibles avec le droit européen : République de Moldavie / Komstroy LLC : C-741/19, Revue de droit commercial belge 2022 p. 107-115 (FR)
  9. Nikolov, Petyo: Investor-Staat-Schiedsverfahren gemäß Art. 26 ECT : Anmerkung zum Urteil des EuGH v. 2.9.2021, Rs. C-741/19 (Republik Moldau/Société Komstroy), Europarecht 2022 p. 496-504 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Cour d'appel de Paris - France

Subject-matter

  • Provisions governing the institutions
  • External relations
  • Energy
  • Environment

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Rossi

Advocate General

Szpunar

Language(s) of the Case

  • French

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French