International Investment and Competition Law
By Katia Fach Gómez, Anastasios Gourgourinis, and Catharine Titi (Eds.), published by Springer, 2020
This is a special issue of the European Yearbook on International Economic Law. It examines the interaction between international investment law and competition law. The book discusses free trade agreements; investors’ anti-competitive behaviour and illegal investments; state aid schemes and foreign investors’ legitimate expectations;member states’ compliance with investment awards as (illegal) state aid under EU law; state-owned enterprises and competitive neutrality; and interactions between public procurement, investment, and competition law.
Indigenous Peoples and International Trade: Building equitable and inclusive international trade and investment agreements
By Jon Burrows and Risa Schwartz, published by Cambridge University Press, June 2020
This book examines the participation of Indigenous Peoples in international trade and investment and the development of law in these areas. It includes chapters on Indigenous Peoples’ rights and investment law, trade, intellectual property rights protection, and the environment.
Investment Trends Monitor Special Issue (March 2020)
’s Investment Trends Monitor special issue on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on global value chains and .
Investment Policy Monitor Special Issue (May 2020)
UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Monitor special issue on the investment policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.
International Protection of Investments: The substantive standards
By August Reinisch and Christoph Schreuer, published by Cambridge University Press, July 2020
This book outlines the common protection standards contained in international investment agreements and their application and interpretation by investment tribunals. It includes discussion of expropriation, fair and equitable treatment, full protection and security, the non-discrimination standards of national treatment and, the prohibition of unreasonable and discriminatory measures, umbrella clauses, and transfer guarantees.
Adjudicating Trade and Investment Disputes: Convergence or divergence?
Szilárd Gáspár-Szilágyi, Daniel Behn, and Malcolm Langford, published by Cambridge University Press, June 2020
This book contributes to the debate on the fragmentation of international law and examines the possible convergence of international trade and investment law, with a focus on dispute settlement. It includes chapters on investment chapters in PTAs; the EU investment court system and similarities to the; and dispute adjudicators, among other topics.
Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in Investor–State Dispute Settlement
Draft with annotations.
Available at https://uncitral.un.org/en/codeofconduct
UNCITRAL Working Group III Webinars
Webinar topics include the establishment of an advisory centre; multilateral instrument onreform; treaty parties’ involvement and control mechanisms on treaty interpretation; and mediation.
Videos are available here. https://uncitral.un.org/en/advisorycentrewebinar
Africa Arbitration Academy Protocol on Virtual Hearings in Africa 2020
The Africa Arbitration Academy has just launched its Protocol on Virtual Hearings in Africa. The Protocol, in the main, details recommendations on virtual hearings and takes into account the specific challenges and circumstances that may arise in relation to remote hearings in Africa.
2020 Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct: Access to Remedy, https://oecd-events.org/oecd-forum-rbc%20(Virtual).
An Interview with UNCITRAL Secretary Anna Joubin-Bret – 17th ITA–ASIL Conference, Virtual Event, 1 to 3 pm EST. https://www.cailaw.org/Institute-for-Transnational-Arbitration/Events/2020/ita-asil-c.html
International Arbitration Moot Competition, Lagos Court of Arbitration-Young Arbitrators Association. https://afaa.ngo/event-3777526