ITN March 2006

ITN March 14, 2006

In this issue: Saluka Investments claims partial victory against the Czech Republic; ANALYSIS: Tribunal distinguishes regulation from expropriation in latest Czech case; ICSID Member-Governments OK watered-down changes to arbitration process; US oil firm loses BIT claim against Trinidad & Tobago; Italians drop human rights claim against Georgia, initiate investment treaty claim; ICSID Committee rejects request for annulment in R.F.C.C. v. Morocco; US and Pakistan struggle to settle differences on investment treaty; Canada, Mexico and US to look at how new FTAs may improve NAFTA practice.

ITN March 29, 2006

In this issue: Providing further context for our news stories; Ecuador fails in bid to overturn Occidental award, but appeal in the works; ANALYSIS: Ecuador and its Tax Arbitrations with Occidental and Encana; UK gold mining company moves towards arbitration in dispute with Kyrgyzstan; Chilean chemical firm launches ICSID suit against Bolivia; WTO rules against Mexican taxes at center of NAFTA Chapter 11 cases; Tribunal affirms jurisdiction in Continental Casualty v. Argentina case at ICSID; Investment Treaty News seeks intern to work as reporter-researcher in Geneva office.

ITN March 2, 2006

In this issue: Canadian firm Encana loses BIT arbitration with Ecuador over tax refunds; One of two arbitrators disqualified in Pinochet-era expropriation case at ICSID; Vivendi-Argentina Water dispute resumes after unsuccessful jurisdictional challenge; Advisory committee offers environmental report card on US-Peru FTA; US dairy company sues Canada under NAFTA’s Chapter 11; Investment Treaty News seeks intern to work as reporter-researcher in Geneva office.