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 against Czech Republic over bank failure; Jurisdictional decision expected this year in ICJ dispute between Guinea and DRC; Second group of Italian bondholders sue Argentina at ICSID; Back-to-back events on investment treaty arbitration slated for May 17-18 in DC.

ITN April 13, 2007

In this issue: Czech Republic loses BIT arbitration to sugar firm challenging quota allocation; Poland defending arbitration claim over agricultural quotas; NGOs file human rights brief in Suez-Vivendi water dispute with Argentina; France and England found liable in multi-million pound English Channel arbitration; US-South Korea investment rules give some shelter for SK real estate stabilization; ANALYSIS: Japan-Thailand investment rules form part of new economic agreement.