PCA Releases Award In Tobacco Packaging Case Against Australia

(May 17, 2016, 10:12 AM EDT) -- THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on May 16 publicly released an award on jurisdiction and liability that was issued in an arbitration brought by Philip Morris Asia Limited (Hong Kong) against the Commonwealth of Australia in relation to its tobacco packaging laws in which it found that the claimant's initiation of arbitration was an abuse of rights (Philip Morris Asia Limited [Hong Kong] v. The Commonwealth of Australia, No. 2012-12, PCA).

(Redacted award available. Document #05-160524-039A.)

The PCA issued an award...
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