ITN June 2021

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  • Virtual negotiations: Lessons from a survey of JSI and UNCITRAL negotiators. By Taylor St John and Zoe Williams
  • An interview with Nicolás Perrone on Investment Treaties and the Legal Imagination: How Foreign Investors Play By Their Own Rules. By Nicolás M Perrone
  • Stabilization clauses and implications for human rights and gender equality. By Sangwani Patrick Ng’ambi
  • Energy Charter Treaty reform: Why withdrawal is an option. By Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, Lukas Schaugg, and Amandine Van den Berghe

News in Brief

  • Progress is made in Structured Discussions on investment facilitation
  • UNCITRAL WGIII reconvenes to discuss work and resourcing plan; civil society observers raise concerns
  • Outlook for the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment unclear, as EU Parliament votes to suspend ratification efforts
  • European energy disputes update
  • Canada publishes 2021 Model Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement

Awards and Decisions

  • Tribunal rules in favour of claimants in another Spanish solar dispute; Dissenting arbitrator argues that tribunal nonetheless over-emphasized Spain’s “right to regulate.” By Lukas Schaugg