ITN April 2006

ITN April 27, 2006

In this issue: Tribunal rules on NGO’s bid to intervene in second Argentine water dispute; Analysis: “Non-Parties” waking up to investment treaty arbitration; Prominent arbitrator’s impartiality questioned in two sports anti-doping arbitrations; US car maker to sue Romania, latest in a string of arbitrations involving Romania; Latvian firm sues Ukraine in ninth (PDF – known) claim to be filed under Energy Charter; Gas Natural and Argentina move cautiously towards a settlement; US pulls plug on Southern Africa talks as investment issue proves intractable.

ITN April 11, 2006

In this issue: British investor sues Malaysia over sunken treasure, pleadings posted by ICSID; UK farm group settles BIT claim over Venezuelan land seizures and invasions; Venezuela signs contentious new contracts with foreign oil companies; Tribunal chosen in German firm’s UNCITRAL arbitration with Thailand; Tribunal chosen in TV broadcaster’s UNCITRAL arbitration with Czech Rep; Japan-Malaysia ink investment rules – arbitrations may go to Kuala Lumpur Centre; Investment Treaty News seeks intern to work as reporter-researcher in Geneva office; DC event on Regulatory Powers and Property Rights: Tension in Latin America.