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Claimants brought an action for relief against Hungary pursuant to the UK-Hungary BIT ("BIT") alleging that Hungary breached Article 6 of the BIT in expropriating its investment, i.e. its leasehold rights. Respondent disputed this as well as the jurisdiction of Tribunal following the Achmea decision. The Tribunal disagreed, finding that it was not bound by the Achmea decision and that it had jurisdiction over the present dispute. In relation to the merits of the dispute, the Tribunal held that Hungary had breached Article 6 of the BIT by expropriating the Claimants' investment without compensation.
Intra-EU BITs; objection to jurisdiction arising from intra-EU BITs; unlawful expropriation of investment; doctrine of acquired rights.
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