Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 11, Issue 3, October 2020

By Zoe Williams, Suzy H. Nikièma, Marina Ruete, Sofia Baliño, Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, Jonathan Bonnitcha, Juan Carlos Herrera-Quenguan, Amne Suedi, Sarah Brewin, Sebastián Puerta, Tim Samples, Sarthak Malhotra, Anna Sands, Sujoy Sur, Maria Bisila Torao on October 6, 2020

Featured articles:

  • Investment negotiations at the WTO and the IIA regime: Anticipating unintended interactions, by Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder and Jonathan Bonnitcha
  • Explaining Ecuador’s shifting position on FDI, investment treaties, and arbitration, by Juan Carlos Herrera-Quenguan • The need for “Africa-focused” arbitration and reform of Tanzania’s Arbitration Act, by Amne Suedi
  • Side-stepping national courts would be a big step backwards for Europe: A reaction to the EC’s public consultation on EU cross-border investment, by Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder and Sarah Brewin

• Assessing outcomes in ISDS, by Sebastián Puerta and Tim Samples

Summaries and analysis of recent arbitration awards and decisions:

  • PCA Tribunal upholds jurisdiction over disputes under India–Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. [Japan] v. India, PCA Case No. 2017-37), by Sarthak Malhotra
  • All claims dismissed in telecommunications case against Canada: Changes in the regulatory environment did not breach F.E.T. (Global Telecom Holding S.A.E. v. Canada, ICSID Case No. ARB/16/16), by Anna Sands
  • UNCITRAL tribunal dismisses claims of German aircraft leasing company against the Czech Republic while upholding its jurisdiction over the intra-EU claim (A.M.F. Aircraftleasing Meier & Fischer GmbH & Co. KG v. Czech Republic, PCA Case No. 2017-15), by Sujoy Sur
  • ICSID annulment committee annuls Eiser v. Spain Award for improper constitution of the tribunal and severe departure from a fundamental rule of procedure (Eiser Infrastructure Limited and Energía Solar Luxembourg S.à r.l. v. Kingdom of Spain, ICSID Case No. ARB/13/36), by Maria Bisila Torao

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Governance and Multilateral Agreements
Investment Law & Policy
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IISD, 2020