ITN October 2020

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  • Investment Negotiations at the WTO and the IIA Regime: Anticipating unintended interactions, by Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder & Jonathan Bonnitcha
  • Explaining Ecuador’s shifting position on FDI, investment treaties, and arbitration, by Juan Carlos Herrera-Quenguan
  • The need for “Africa-focused” arbitration and reform of Tanzania’s Arbitration Act, by Amne Suedi
  • Side-stepping national courts would be a big step backwards for Europe: A reaction to the EC’s public consultation on EU cross-border investment, by Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder & Sarah Brewin
  • Assessing outcomes in ISDS, by Sebastian Puerta & Tim R. Samples

News in Brief

  • UNCITRAL Working Group III sessions to resume in October
  • CETA faces hurdle after Cypriot parliament fails to ratify the agreement
  • U.S.–Kenya FTA negotiations underway
  • European Commission initiates infringement proceedings against the UK and Finland for failing to terminate intra-EU BITs
  • Investment facilitation talks move to negotiating phase
  • Update on EU trade and investment agreement negotiations: Indonesia, Mexico, Vietnam, and China
  • India moves to restrict foreign investment from its neighbours and bans dozens of Chinese apps
  • EU consultation on cross-border investment within the EU comes to an end
  • Latest round of talks on ECT modernization yields little progress on “modernization”; European officials call for removal of protection for fossil fuels and ISDS

Awards and Decisions

  • PCA Tribunal upholds jurisdiction over disputes under India–Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (Japan) v. India, PCA Case No. 2017-37), by Sarthak Malhotra
  • All claims dismissed in telecommunications case against Canada: Changes in the regulatory environment did not breach F.E.T. (Global Telecom Holding S.A.E. v. Canada, ICSID Case No. ARB/16/16), by Anna Sands
  • UNCITRAL tribunal dismisses claims of German aircraft leasing company against the Czech Republic while upholding its jurisdiction over the intra-EU claim (A.M.F. Aircraftleasing Meier & Fischer GmbH & Co. KG v. Czech Republic, PCA Case No. 2017-15), by Sujoy Sur
  • ICSID annulment committee annuls Eiser v. Spain Award for improper constitution of the tribunal and severe departure from a fundamental rule of procedure (Eiser Infrastructure Limited and Energía Solar Luxembourg S.à r.l. v. Kingdom of Spain, ICSID Case No. ARB/13/36), by Maria Bisila Torao

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