ITN October 2009

ITN October 2009 In this issue: Ad Hoc Committee confirms Argentina is on the hook to Azurix for US$165 Million; Oral hearings held in NAFTA arbitration over Canadian pesticide ban; […]

ITN  |  octobre 1, 2009

In Brief: Telefonica and Argentina settle dispute

By Damon Vis-Dunbar 2 October 2009 The Spanish multinational Telefonica and Argentina have discontinued their arbitration at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. The proceedings had been suspended […]

ITN September 2009

ITN September 2009 In this issue: Fork-in-the-road provision partially bars claim by Greek investor; Pantechniki v. Albania decision offers pragmatic approach to interpreting fork-in-the-road clauses; Ecuador prepares for life after […]

ITN July 2009

ITN July 2009 In this issue: Glamis Gold Ltd. v. United States of America: Tribunal sets a high bar for establishing breach of « Fair and Equitable Treatment » under NAFTA; South […]

ITN  |  juillet 15, 2009

Greenpeace pressures German government for transparency in Vattenfall dispute

By Damon Vis-Dunbar 15 July 2009 Arbitration proceedings between the Government of Germany and the Swedish energy utility Vattenfall should be conducted transparently, argue a coalition of non-governmental organizations. Greenpeace […]

ITN  |  juillet 13, 2009

Venezuela consents to arbitration in new BIT with Russia

By Fernando Cabrera Diaz 15 July 2009 A new bilateral investment treaty between Venezuela and Russia provides consent to international arbitration for settling disputes pursuant to the treaty, despite President […]

ITN  |  juillet 11, 2009

Vattenfall request for arbitration

Request for Arbitration in a dispute between Vattenfall AB, Vattenfall Europe AG, Vattenfall Europe Generation AG & Co. KG (Sweden and Germany) and the Federal Republic of Germany, 30 March […]

ITN  |  juillet 10, 2009

Vattenfall request for arbitration sheds new light on dispute with Germany

By Damon Vis-Dunbar 11 July 2009 Investment Treaty News (ITN) has posted the request for arbitration by the Swedish energy utility Vattenfall against the Government of Germany. In April Vattenfall […]

ITN June 2009

ITN June 2009 In this issue: US forestry company and Canada dispute British Columbia logging regulations; Ecuador defies provisional measures in dispute with French oil company; Ecuador continues exit from […]

ITN  |  juin 5, 2009

Recently Published: A Thirst For Distant Lands: foreign investment in agricultural land and water

Recently Published: A Thirst For Distant Lands: foreign investment in agricultural land and water A new paper published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), and authored by […]

ITN  |  juin 5, 2009

NGOs claim the Philippine-Japan free trade agreement is unconstitutional

By Damon Vis-Dunbar 8 June 2009 A petition lodged with the Philippine Supreme Court by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) argues that the investment chapter of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) […]

ITN  |  juin 5, 2009

Ecuador continues exit from ICSID

By Fernando Carbrera Diaz 8 June 2009 Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa announced on May 30 that his country would be denouncing the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), […]

ITN May 2009

ITN May 2009 In this issue: Malaysian Historical Salvors jurisdictional award annulled; Tribunal disqualifies claim by Phoenix Action against the Czech Republic; Tribunal rejects countermeasures defense in recently published Corn […]