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2013
Almås v. Poland Kristian Almås and Geir Almås v. The Republic of Poland (PCA Case No. 2015-13)
Nationality of the parties
Poland
Norway
Summary of matters at issue
Lease agreement with the Polish Agricultural Property Agency for 4200 hectares of farmland in Poland through Pol Farm, a company in which the claimants were the sole shareholders.
Claims arising out of termination of a 30-year land lease by the Polish Agricultural Property Agency.
Economic sector and subsector
Primary: A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing
1 - Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities
Arbitral rules and administering institution
UNCITRAL
PCA (Permanent Court of Arbitration)
Composition of tribunal
Crawford, J. R.
Reinisch, A.
Mestad, O.
Status/Outcome of original proceedings
Decided in favour of State
Decisions rendered
Amount of compensation
100.00 mln PLN (24.80 mln USD)
Data not available
IIA breaches alleged/found
Indirect expropriation

Fair and equitable treatment/Minimum standard of treatment, including denial of justice claims

Arbitrary, unreasonable and/or discriminatory measures

Umbrella clause
None - all claims dismissed at the merits stage
Follow-on proceedings
None
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