ITN trimestriel

ITN August 2005

ITN August 22, 2005 In this issue: Tribunal rejects Methanex’s compensation claim in key environmental arbitration; US television production company challenges subsidies given to Canadian firms; OECD Investment Committee signals support for more transparency in arbitration; South Centre weighs in again on proposed reforms to ICSID arbitration facility; Uruguayan Senate debates US BIT, looks for […]

ITN July 2005

ITN July 2005 In this issue: Tribunal renders award in Energy Charter dispute against Kyrgyzstan; Chilean firm seeks to annul arbitral decision in Peruvian environmental wetlands case; Energy firms serve Bolivia with notice of investment treaty disputes; Tribunal OKs treaty-shopping for better arbitration options in Gas Natural case; Tribunal affirms jurisdiction in AES arbitration with […]

ITN June 2005

ITN June 30, 2005 In this issue: Energy firms poised to notify Bolivia of potential investment treaty claims; US and Dutch investors in Estonian railway threaten BIT arbitration; NAFTA consolidation tribunal rejects Mexico’s request to merge sweetener disputes; Tribunal hears US request for consolidation of 3 NAFTA forestry investment claims; OECD offers statistics on volume […]

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; […]

ITN April 2005

ITN April 27, 2005 In this issue: Brazilian government’s decision on ratification of BITs looming; IISD to launch model investment agreement in London; Key US Senators want US-Russia BIT ratified before Russia Joins WTO; ICSID rejects challenge to lead arbitrator in Siemens case; Argentina rips decision; Arbitrators appointed by parties in Menatep v. Russia case; […]

ITN March 2005

ITN March 24, 2005 In this issue: ICSID Tribunals diverge over independence of arbitrator to hear Argentine claims; Tribunal constituted in Glamis Gold v. US NAFTA case, hearings to be open; Ecuador’s challenge to arbitral award being weighed in UK High Court; US want three NAFTA softwood lumber arbitrations consolidated under one panel; Wolfowitz could […]

ITN February 2005

ITN March 24, 2005 In this issue: Chilean firm loses investment treaty claim against Peru; Menatep’s Yukos claim is largest in investment treaty history, others in offing?; Slovak Republic agrees to pay 800 million+ claim; BIICL to host half-day conference on Latin American arbitration; Canada looking for input on trade and investment negotiations with Korea; […]

ITN January 2005

ITN January 21, 2005 In this issue: Slovakia ordered to pay $800 million+ claim by ICSID tribunal; next move unclear; Zimbabwe facing treaty claims arising out of land reform programme; Tribunal rules in Jordan dispute, rejects extension of MFN to cover procedural issues; Second Canadian court declines to overturn NAFTA Feldman v. Mexico decision; Canadian […]

ITN December 2004

ITN December 17, 2004 In this issue: Dutch Court finds arbitrator in conflict due to role of counsel to another investor; IISD submits proposals on ICSID reform; European Banks move to BIT arbitration against India in Dabhol dispute; US releases final draft of model investment treaty; Trade Ambassador Zoellick goes to South Africa to revive […]

ITN November 2004

ITN November 29, 2004 In this issue: UNCTAD Releases Data on Incidence of Investment Treaty Arbitration; US Government mounts arbitration against India over failed power plant project; Tribunal rejects NAFTA claims of US shareholder in Mexican sugar firm; US announces investment negotiations with Oman and U.A.E.; World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report warns on investment […]

ITN October 2004

ITN October 27, 2004 In this issue: ICSID Secretariat floats proposals for reforms to investor-state arbitration; BIT award against Russia being challenged in Swedish appeal court; EU-Mercosur talks put on backburner til next year; Transparency International releases annual index on perception of corruption. ITN October 13, 2004 In this issue: Canada-European Union reach deal to […]

ITN September 2004

ITN September 2004 In this issue: Japan, Mexico agree to investment rules in new trade pact; US inks Trade-Investment Framework with Afghanistan; UNCTAD releases World Investment Report 2004 on services; ICSID tribunal buries NAFTA funeral home claim; UK mining firm loses investment treaty claim against Egypt. ITN September 8, 2004 In this issue: Ecuador challenges […]

ITN August 2004

ITN August 23, 2004 In this issue: Malaysian firm wins BIT case against Chile; « wide scope » of MFN clause looms large; Tribunal upholds jurisdiction in Siemens v. Argentina; MFN plays procedural role; Tribunal dismisses BIT suit against United Arab Emirates on grounds of nationality; British Institute’s Investment Treaty Forum to host conference Sept.10; Briefing paper […]

ITN July 2004

ITN July 22, 2004 In this issue: INVEST-SD Moving North; NAFTA Parties Release Draft Negotiating Texts of Investment Chapter; IISD and Earth Justice submit Post-Hearing brief following Methanex Hearings; Canadian Mining Firm Launches Arbitration Against Venezuela; NGOs Call for World Bank Moratorium on Natural Resources Financing; US- Southern Africa Negotiations Stall; Race-based Affirmative Action an […]

ITN June 2004

ITN June 21, 2004 In this issue: World Bank management responds to external review of WB role in extractives sector; OECD working paper looks at relationships between Investment Agreements; UN Sets Up Investment Treaty Search Engine; UNCTAD touts signing of further investment treaties in Brazil; FT: India signals that it will review foreign investment limits; […]

ITN May 2004

ITN May 24, 2004 In this issue: US Launches BIT negotiation with Uruguay; Pakistan Next in Queue?; EU Executive Branch Looking at Possible Incompatibilities of Some European BITs; Canada Releases its Revised Model Investment Treaty; Disputes to be Open; Argentine Government Lawyer Moves to Private Practice; OECD and APEC Convene First Seminar on Investment Flows […]

ITN April 2004

ITN April 27, 2004 In this issue: Constitutionality of NAFTA Ch.11-type Provisions Being Debated in US and Canada; Canadian Lumber Firm Becomes Fourth in Industry to Sue US Under NAFTA; Canadian Firm Hopes to Challenge US Tobacco Settlement through NAFTA; Services Industry Offers Assessment of US-Morocco Investment Provisions. ITN April 13, 2004 In this issue: […]

ITN March 2004

ITN March 25, 2004 In this issue: Tribunal Finds Jurisdiction to Hear Enron Claim Against Argentina; Italian Firm Sues Mongolia under BIT and Energy Charter Treaty; EU-Canada discuss revisions to investment treaties, and new talks on broader pact; US-Colombia FTA Talks to Begin in May, Andean Neighbours Could Join; NY Times: Internal World Bank Report […]

ITN February 2004

ITN February 23, 2004 In this issue: US releases draft-text of revised bilateral investment treaty template; US firm mounts BIT claim against Ukraine for failure to enforce arbitral award; London think-tank to discuss briefing paper on UK BITs on Wed Feb 25th.; Washington conference to examine NAFTA Chapter 11 and launch book; Cambridge University to […]

ITN January 2004

ITN January 23, 2004 In this issue: Concerns Grow Over Pharmaceutical Pricing in US-Australia FTA Talks; Korean-US Bilateral Investment Treaty Talks to Resume After Korean Elections; UK Development Agency Wants Binding International Corporate Responsibilities; Angola Reported to have Misplaced More Than $4 Billion in Oil Revenues; Investor Loses Investment Treaty Case Against Morocco. ITN January […]

December 2003

ITN December 19, 2003 In this issue: Swedish firm wins Energy Charter Treaty case against Republic of Latvia; Azurix water company registers second Argentine claim, as first claim clears jurisdictional hurdle; ICSID Tribunal declines to halt investor arbitration in deference to State-to-State arbitration; Lawyers argue that Canadians excluded from Iraq contracts could sue under NAFTA; […]

ITN November 2003

ITN November 28, 2003 In this issue: Stockholm arbitrators expected to rule soon on Energy Charter Treaty arbitration; EU confirms new position on investment at WTO; US and Australian Ministers meet to discuss toughest issues in FTA talks; Pipeline project continues to attract funding and controversy; US Ambassador calls for Korea to abandon film quota; […]

ITN October 2003

ITN October 31, 2003 In this issue: ICSID sees further investor-state arbitrations registered; Swiss Arbitration Forum to examine conflicting investment treaty awards; NGOs issue briefing note on Glamis mining corp’s NAFTA claim against US; Ruling in GE/Bechtel vs. OPIC arbitration now publicly available; WTO members set to consult informally on future of investment talks; Ecuadorian […]

ITN September 2003

ITN September 26, 2003 In this issue: Iraq’s New Investment Law Opens Most of Economy to Foreign Investment; Report on Canada’s NAFTA Chapter 11 consultations available; Bechtel and GE mount billion dollar investment treaty claim against India; Tribunal chosen to hear dispute over Peruvian environmental preserve. ITN September 19, 2003 In this issue: EU-US agree […]

ITN August 2003

ITN August 15-22, 2003 In this issue: Editor’s Note on Delayed Publication; WTO Investment Group Fails to Find Consensus; African group and West remain at odds; Liberalization of capital flows a long-standing US trade policy; Business groups debate impact of investment pact on existing WTO rules on services; US Senate approve FTAs with Chile and […]

ITN July 2003

ITN July 8, 2003 In this issue: US Pressures Korea to Drop Cultural Policy in Return for Bilateral Investment Treaty; South Africa’s Black Economic Empowerment Plans an Obstacle to a US FTA?; Financial Times Op-Ed Opposes Launch of WTO Investment Agreement; Key Business Groups Hail NAFTA’s Chapter 11 in Op-Ed. ITN July 11, 2003 In […]

ITN June 2003

ITN June 1, 2003 In this issue: Brazil Remains Wary of International Investment Rules; « Publish What You Pay » Campaign Receives Shot in the Arm; India-based Research Organization Releases Paper on WTO Investment Agreement; Report Ponders the Future of US Overseas Private Investment Corporation; 5. Canadian Think-Tank Issues Updated List of NAFTA Chapter 11 Disputes. ITN June […]

ITN May 2003

ITN May 2003 In this issue: US Administration Warns WTO on Inviolability of its Bilateral Investment Treaties; Carnegie Endowment to Host One-Day Forum on WTO Investment Talks; Camuzzi Files Second Investment Treaty Claim Against Argentina; South Africa’s Plans for Black Economic Empowerment Confronting Foreign Investor Rights. ITN May 16, 2003 In this issue: Swedish Court […]

ITN April 2003

ITN April 11, 2003 In this issue: WTO Working Group on Trade and Investment to Meet Next Week; Asia-Pacific Region Investment Negotiations Round-Up; Methanex Arbitration Under NAFTA to be Opened to Public; Investors Emboldened by Arbitral Verdict Against Czech Republic; ICSID Sees Two New Treaty Arbitrations. ITN April 18, 2003 In this issue: Research Note […]