ITN May 2005

ITN May 27, 2005

In this issue: In Memoriam: Konrad von Moltke; First domino falls on Argentina as tribunal rules in financial crisis arbitration; ICSID tribunal OKs amicus intervention in water case, but hearings to remain closed; Telekom Malaysia and Ghana look to settle UNCITRAL arbitration; Businessman uses Dutch BIT to sue Vietnam for losses; Euro Commission criticizes UK position on developing countries and liberalization; ICSID registers claim by Norweigian firm against Lithuania; Head of Environmental NGO praises outgoing ICSID official on transparency.

ITN May 5, 2005

In this issue: Bechtel subsidiary wins arbitration with Indian state of Maharashtra; French insurance firm alleges Cambodia violated investment treaty; Algerian dam construction case lands back on ICSID docket; US firm withdraws case against Argentina, various others still proceeding; Spain and Colombia ink bilateral investment treaty and double taxation treaty; UN Cultural Diversity treaty negotiations to tackle trade/investment treaty relationship; Germany inks bilateral investment treaty with Afghanistan; ICSID to co-host arbitration conference in June.