ITN Quarterly

ITN Quarterly July 2011

PDF – English (560 KB) – Français (550 KB) – Español (550 KB) Flip-Page – English  – Français – Español In this issue: Philip Morris v. Uruguay: Will investor-state arbitration send restrictions on […]

ITN Quarterly December 2010

English (PDF – 400 KB) – Français (PDF – 400 KB) – Español (PDF – 400 KB) In this issue: 2010 midterm congressional elections on the United States; Fairness and […]

ITN Quarterly September 2010

English (PDF – 400 KB) – Français (PDF – 400 KB) – Español (PDF – 400 KB) In this issue: The European Union’s future international investment policy; Arbitrator appointments in […]

May 2010 ITN

ITN May 2010 In this issue: Philip Morris initiates arbitration against Uruguay over new labeling requirements, taxes; German investor awarded 29 million Euros in claim against Thailand over highway concession; […]

April 2010 ITN

April 2010 In this issue: Tribunal finds Ecuador in breach of BIT for its judiciary’s slow handling of Texaco lawsuits; Tribunal hears additional challenges to its jurisdiction in Railroad Development […]

March 2010 ITN

March 2010 In this issue: ICSID tribunal applies ad hoc approach to confidentiality in arbitral proceedings; A merits hearing takes place in protracted NAFTA dispute over US tobacco settlements; Ecuadoreans […]

February 2010 ITN

ITN February 2010 In this issue: Tribunal’s decision in anticipated Yukos case released to public; ICSID finds that corruption has no place in annulment proceedings; Consortium building new Quito airport […]

January 2010 ITN

ITN January 2010 In this issue: UNCITRAL Tribunal determines that wheat supply contracts are not “investments” under Swiss-Uzbekistan BIT; Ad Hoc Committee refuses to lift stay of enforcement or require […]

December 2009 ITN

ITN December 2009 In this issue: Very High Standard of Review for ICSID Annulment Applications Confirmed; German investor launches ICSID case against Costa Rica over alleged expropriation of land near […]

November 2009 ITN

ITN November 2009 In this issue: ICSID Tribunal Confirms that Allegations of Corruption Must Be Substantiated by “Clear and Convincing Evidence”; F-W Oil Interests Inc. v. Republic of Trinidad & […]

ITN October 2009

ITN October 2009 In this issue: Ad Hoc Committee confirms Argentina is on the hook to Azurix for US$165 Million; Oral hearings held in NAFTA arbitration over Canadian pesticide ban; […]

ITN September 2009

ITN September 2009 In this issue: Fork-in-the-road provision partially bars claim by Greek investor; Pantechniki v. Albania decision offers pragmatic approach to interpreting fork-in-the-road clauses; Ecuador prepares for life after […]

ITN July 2009

ITN July 2009 In this issue: Glamis Gold Ltd. v. United States of America: Tribunal sets a high bar for establishing breach of “Fair and Equitable Treatment” under NAFTA; South […]

ITN June 2009

ITN June 2009 In this issue: US forestry company and Canada dispute British Columbia logging regulations; Ecuador defies provisional measures in dispute with French oil company; Ecuador continues exit from […]

ITN May 2009

ITN May 2009 In this issue: Malaysian Historical Salvors jurisdictional award annulled; Tribunal disqualifies claim by Phoenix Action against the Czech Republic; Tribunal rejects countermeasures defense in recently published Corn […]

ITN Newsletter April 2009

ITN April 2009 In this issue: ICSID tribunal dismisses RSM Production Corporation’s claim against Grenada; CIT Group settles with Argentina; An interview with the former Attorney General of Pakistan, Makhdoom […]

ITN Newsletter March 2009

ITN March 2009 In this issue: Meg Kinnear elected as Secretary-General of ICSID; Tribunal rebuffs defense of necessity in recently published award: National Grid p.l.c. v. Argentine Republic; EU Member […]

ITN Newsletter February 2009

ITN February 2009 In this issue: Tribunal pierces the corporate veil in jurisdictional decision involving Argentina; Canadian pharmaceutical company alleges denial of justice in claim against the United States; Tribunal […]

ITN Newsletter January 2009

ITN January 2009 In this issue: German firm fails to pass jurisdictional hurdle in claim against Argentina; decision provokes questions about the scope and applicability of MFN Protection; Argentina takes […]

ITN Newsletter December 2008

ITN December 2008 In this issue: Investment Arbitration in Brazil: Yes or No?; Indian lawyer pursues claim against the United Kingdom under the India-UK BIT; Guatemala’s objection to jurisdiction dismissed […]

ITN Newsletter November 2008

ITN November 2008 In this issue: Société Générale v. Dominican Republic arbitration proceeds to merits stage following decision on jurisdiction; Controversy erupts over press release in Société Générale v. Dominican […]

ITN Newsletter October 2008

ITN October 2008 In this issue: Plama Consortium Limited v. Republic of Bulgaria: Honesty is the best policy; US oil company passes jurisdictional hurdle in arbitration with Ecuador; Canada faces […]

ITN Newsletter 1 September 2008

In this issue: Duke Energy International Peru Investments No. 1 Ltd. v. Republic of Peru: Foreign investors in Peru are guaranteed tax stability; Duke Energy Electroquil Partners and Electroquil SA […]

ITN Newsletter, September 1, 2008

ITN September 2008 In this issue: Duke Energy International Peru Investments No. 1 Ltd. v. Republic of Peru: Foreign investors in Peru are guaranteed tax stability; Duke Energy Electroquil Partners […]

April 2008 ITN

ITN April 1, 2008 In this issue: Secret $185 Million award against Argentina comes to light in D.C. Court; ANALYSIS: Decrying past “contradictory” rulings, Argentina challenges arbitrator; Argentina settles several […]

ITN March 2008

ITN March 27, 2008 In this issue: Norway proposes significant reforms to its investment treaty practices; ANALYSIS: transparent investment arbitrations favoured in Norway draft BIT; ANALYSIS: Norway draft BIT has […]

ITN February 2008

ITN February 21, 2008 In this issue: Yemen found to have breached BIT in dispute with Omani construction company; Blocked eco-tourism project in Costa Rica parkland leads to BIT arbitration; […]

ITN January 2008

ITN January 17, 2008 In this issue: ICSID annulment committee will not require Argentina to post bond in Azurix case; Czech Republic quietly pursues challenge to jurisdictional ruling in Prague […]

December 2007

ITN December 14, 2007 In this issue: ITN Year in Review for 2006 finds non-ICSID treaty arbitrations eclipse ICSID cases; US investors prevail in High Fructose Corn Syrup dispute with […]

November 2007

ITN November 30, 2007 In this issue: More details emerge of miner’s case against South Africa; EU envoy says Malaysian race-based affirmative action policies hindering trade talks; Argentina fails in […]

October 2007

ITN October 30, 2007 In this issue: Hearings on the merits commence in Zimbabwe arbitration with Dutch farmers; Argentina and UK firm send arbitrator-challenge to venue where reasons are provided; […]

ITN September 2007

ITN September 28, 2007 In this issue: Umbrella clause reasoning annulled in CMS-Argentina case, remainder upheld; Divided panel declines to annul ICSID award in Peruvian environmental dispute; Lithuania victorious in […]

ITN August 2007

ITN August 30, 2007 In this issue: Argentina liable for $100+ Million after expropriating Vivendi water concession; Divided ICSID panel declines jurisdiction over Philippines airport terminal case; Majority declines jurisdiction […]

ITN July 2007

ITN July 31, 2007 In this issue: Argentina ordered to pay $57.4 Million to US-based LG&E for BIT breaches; Hearings in Glamis v. USA arbitration slated for August 12-17 and […]

ITN June 2007

ITN June 30, 2007 In this issue: Underwater salvaging firm fails “investment” test in ICSID case against Malaysia; Recently published UPS v. Canada decisions reveal arbitrator divergences over NT; UPS […]

ITN April 2007

ITN April 27, 2007 In this issue: Spanish financial investors initiate arbitration against Russia over Yukos; Czech Rep and Hungary opposed to Canada’s investor-state transparency demands; New BIT arbitration launched […]

ITN March 2007

ITN March 27, 2007 In this issue: NGOs submit legal brief in Biwater v. Tanzania arbitration; Ad-Hoc Committee declines to annul “extreme” reasoning in award against Chile; ICSID Jurisdiction affirmed […]

ITN February 2007

ITN February 19, 2007 In this issue: Argentina liable for $217 Million in investment treaty arbitration with Siemens; Analysis: Argentina liable for multiple treaty breaches in Siemens case; Analysis: Tribunal […]

ITN January 2007

ITN January 17, 2007 In this issue: Challenge to Arbitrator Schwebel rejected by Belgian court, Poland seeks appeal; Analysis: Arbitrator challenges raising tough questions as to who resolves BIT cases; […]

ITN December 2006

ITN December 19, 2006 In this issue: Tribunal declines jurisdiction over fraudulently made investment in El Salvador; Greek investor sues over mining operation in first known BIT case against Serbia; […]

ITN November 2006

ITN November 24, 2006 In this issue: ICSID award against Democratic Republic of Congo annulled; ICSID arbitration over Zimbabwe land reform moving forward; International Court of Justice to hear rare […]

ITN October 2006

ITN October 19, 2006 In this issue: ICSID Tribunal issues ruling on confidentiality in Tanzanian water concession dispute; Challenge to Eureko award and challenge to arbitrator both pending in Belgian […]

ITN September 2006

ITN September 20, 2006 In this issue: Clarification as to Possible Revision of UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules; Hungary prevails in ICSID arbitration with Norwegian telecoms firm; Argentina permitted to challenge ICSID […]

ITN August 2006

ITN August 23, 2006 In this issue: Russia prevails in Stockholm arbitration with Belgian construction firm owners; Tribunal affirms jurisdiction and treaty-shopping in Buenos Aires water dispute; Tribunal affirms jurisdiction […]

ITN July 2006

ITN July 26, 2006 In this issue: Azurix wins claim against Argentina, recoups a portion of its sunk costs; Analysis: tribunal finds several treaty breaches in Argentine treatment of water […]

ITN May 2006

ITN May 31, 2006 In this issue: Belgian court to hear Poland’s challenge to arbitrator Schwebel in Eureko case; Tribunal upholds jurisdiction in Suez’s Santa Fe water dispute with Argentina; […]

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 […]