Litigation and case law

May 17, 2016
Cigarette packs in Australia before and after plain packaging. Image courtesy of Quit Victoria.

Investment tribunal dismisses Philip Morris Asia’s challenge to Australia’s plain packaging

On 17 December 2015, the Arbitral Tribunal dismissed Philip Morris Asia’s challenge to Australia’s plain packaging laws under a 1993 bilateral investment treaty between Australia and […]
June 26, 2016
The Royal Courts of Justice, including the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. Credit S. Jiong / Wikimedia Commons

The High Court of Justice decision on UK standardized packaging: Key points for other jurisdictions

On 19 May 2016, the High Court of Justice of England and Wales handed down its decision dismissing the legal challenges to the United Kingdom’s tobacco standardized […]
August 19, 2016
Screenshot of ICSID case page for Philip Morris v Uruguay

WHO FCTC implementation after Philip Morris v Uruguay: five key messages from the Award

On 8 July 2016, the arbitral tribunal constituted to hear Philip Morris’ challenge to Uruguay’s tobacco packaging and labelling measures under a 1988 bilateral investment treaty […]
December 16, 2016
The Royal Courts of Justice, including the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. Credit S. Jiong / Wikimedia Commons

Court of Appeal of England and Wales upholds UK plain packaging judgment

UPDATE: On 12 April 2017, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom declined to hear an appeal from the Court of Appeal’s judgment. The Court of Appeal’s […]