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 endangered turtle habitat; Arbitrator forced to choose in NAFTA dispute over thwarted Canadian garbage site; Continental Casualty and Argentina will continue to battle over financial investments; Canadian mining company Gold Reserve commences ICSID arbitration against Venezuela; An end to European mining claims in South Africa?; In Brief:  Rumors of a dispute between Ukrainian and Viennese firms over natural gas surface; Recently Published:  International Investments Protection:  Comparative Law Analysis of Bilateral and Multilateral Interstate Conventions, Doctrinal Texts and Arbitral Jurisprudence Concerning Foreign Investments, By Jan Schokkaert and Yvon Heckscher, Bruylant, 2009