Appellee the Kingdom of Spain agrees with appellant Blasket Renewable Investments LLC that this appeal should be aligned with NextEra Energy Global Holdings B.V. v. Kingdom of Spain, No. 23-7031, and 9REN Holding S.A.R.L. v. Kingdom of Spain, No. 23-7032, for concurrent briefing, oral argument, and decision before a single panel. At root, all three cases present the same question of whether U.S. courts have jurisdiction to confirm arbitral awards obtained by European Union investors against European Union member states under the Energy Charter Treaty. Alignment would further the orderly resolution of this important question.
In the interest of judicial economy, Spain further proposes that the Court realign the parties in Blasket and permit Spain to file consolidated opening and reply briefs in all three cases to avoid duplicative filings.