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(English) FÁBRICA DE VIDRIOS LOS ANDES, C.A. AND OWENS-ILLINOIS DE VENEZUELA, C.A. V. BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA,CASE NO. ARB/12/21
El Centro de Solución de Controversias en Materia de Inversiones de UNASUR: Comentarios Sobre el Borrador de Acuerdo Constitutivo
La futura puesta en marcha del Centro puede generar escepticismo, ya que su funcionamiento podría menospreciar estándares internacionales en favor de parámetros regionales y ello, a su vez, provocar una mayor inestabilidad en la región. Desde otra perspectiva, la creación del Centro podría, no obstante, aumentar la legitimidad y la popularidad de los mecanismos de solución de controversias inversionista-Estado en los países miembros de UNASUR, al implementarse las novedades procesales y sustantivas contenidas en el AC. ¿Cuáles son las novedades procesales y sustantivas contenidas en el Proyecto de Acuerdo Constitucional?
Estrategias Estatales para la Defensa de los Intereses Nacionales en el Arbitraje entre Inversionista y Estado
Argentina y Ecuador ahora tienen mucha experiencia en la solución de disputas entre inversionistas y estados y han tenido éxito en la defensa de los intereses nacionales contra las reclamaciones de los inversores. Las lecciones de estas experiencias podrían beneficiar a otros países, particularmente a los países en desarrollo, en el desarrollo de sus estrategias de defensa legal.
South Africa begins withdrawing from-member BITs South Africa has terminated its bilateral investment treaty with Belgium and Luxembourg, and intends to phase out other treaties with European countries. In a September 7th letter to Belgium’s Ambassador in Pretoria, South Africa’s Minister of International Relations denunciated the treaty, in accordance with the treaty’s termination clauses […]
Georgia loses dispute with Greek and Israeli oil investors Ioannis Kardassopoulos and Ron Fuchs v. The Republic of Georgia (Case Nos. ARB/05/18 and ARB/07/15) Martin D. Brauch Two oil traders have been awarded more than US$45 million each in damages from the Republic of Georgia in an ICSID award that advances a broad interpretation […]
Argentina on the hook for breach of Fair and Equitable Treatment Suez, Sociedad General de Aguas de Barcelona S.A., and Vivendi Universal v. Argentine Republic (Case No. ARB/03/19) Lise Johnson On 30 July 2010, the ICSID tribunal in Suez, Sociedad General de Aguas de Barcelona S.A., and Vivendi Universal v. Argentina issued a decision […]
By Elizabeth Whitsitt April 8, 2010 An ad hoc committee, established pursuant to theArbitration Rules, has rejected the annulment application of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The former Soviet Republic’s bid for annulment came after an ICSID tribunal ordered Kazakhstan to pay Rumeli Telekom A.S. (Rumeli) and Telsim Mobil Telekomunikasyon Hizmetleri A.S. (Telsim) US$ […]
By Elizabeth Whitsitt February 14, 2010 American businessman, Jack J. Grynberg, has suffered another setback in his company’s ongoing dispute with Grenada. Commenced in 2005, theclaim was one of a myriad of legal avenues pursued by Mr. Grynberg, the president and CEO of RSM Production Corporation (RSM), in an effort to gain an […]
Ad Hoc Committee refuses to lift stay of enforcement or require security regarding ICSID award against Argentina
By Elizabeth Whitsitt January 13, 2010 An ad hoc committee composed of Dr. Gavan Griffith Q.C., Judge Patrick L. Robinson, and Judge Per Tresselt has decided to continue to stay the enforcement of an award rendered against the Argentine Republic in favour of the Enron Corporation. According to the committee, the stay will remain in […]
By Elizabeth Whitsitt December 6, 2009 An ad hoc committee, established pursuant to theArbitration Rules, has rejected the annulment application of two US power companies: M.C.I. Power Group, L.C. (MCI) and New Turbine, Inc. (New Turbine). The companies’ bid for annulment came after an ICSID tribunal dismissed part of the companies’ case against […]
By Elizabeth Whitsitt December 6, 2009 On October 23, 2009 an ad hoc committee, composed of Gavan Griffith Q.C., Judge Bloa A. Ajibola and Mr. Christer Söderlund, ruled that it will hear the annulment applications of the Argentine Republic and Continental Casualty Company. According to the ad hoc committee those proceedings will take place without […]
By Elizabeth Whitsitt 2 October 2009 Marking a final setback for Argentina in its protracted dispute with US-based water services firm Azurix Corp, on 1 September 2009 an ad hoc committee denied Argentina’s application to annul antribunal’s previous decision awarding Azurix approximately US$165 Million for breach of Argentina’s obligations under the US-Argentina Bilateral […]
Malaysian Historical Salvors jurisdictional award annulled; committee split on question of economic development as criteria of ICSID investments
By Damon Vis-Dunbar 23 April 2009 The members of ancommittee hearing an annulment request in Malaysian Historical Salvors v. the Government of Malaysia have come to starkly different conclusions on whether a foreign investment must contribute to the economic development of the host state in order to fall within the ambit of ICSID […]
By Fernando Cabrera Diaz 16 March 2009 An ad-hoc committee formed under the rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes () has ordered Argentina to put up US$75 million in escrow as a condition of a continued stay in the enforcement of an award. Under ICSID rules a party seeking the annulment […]
By Damon Vis-Dunbar 16 January 2009 The Illinois-based Continental Casualty Company has moved to annul anaward that was largely in favour of the Republic of Argentina. In a 5 September 2008 ruling, Continental Casualty was awarded US$2.8 million, a small part of the US$112 million that the firm claimed from Argentina after its […]