Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2017

Investment Treaty News is IISD’s flagship quarterly journal on international investment law and policy.

By Martin Dietrich Brauch, Marina Ruete, Suzy H. Nikièma, Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, Aaron Cosbey, Joe Zhang, Julien Chaisse, Flavia Marisi, José Henrique Vieira Martins, Andrej Arpas, Facundo Pérez-Aznar, Matthew Levine, Inaê Siqueira de Oliveira, Claudia Maria Arietti Lopez, Maria Florencia Sarmiento, Amr Arafa Hasaan on June 14, 2017

Investment Treaty News is IISD’s flagship quarterly journal on international investment law and policy.

Featured articles:

  • Expansion of the Energy Charter to Africa and Asia: Undoing Reform in International Investment Law?, by Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder
  • Another Conflict of Norms: How BEPS and International Taxation Relate to Investment Treaties, by Julien Chaisse and Flavia Marisi
  • Brazil’s Cooperation and Facilitation Investment Agreements (CFIA) and Recent Developments, by José Henrique Vieira Martins
  • Intra-EU Investment Protection: Up the Creek Without a Paddle, by Andrej Arpas
  • The Recent Argentina–Qatar BIT and the Challenges of Investment Negotiations, by Facundo Pérez-Aznar

Guest column:

  • Sustainability Toolkit for Trade Negotiators: Tapping the Potential of Trade and Investment Agreements for Achieving Environmental Goals, by Aaron Cosbey

Summaries and analysis of recent arbitration awards and decisions:

  • Highly anticipated NAFTA award rejects patent law–related claim against Canada (Eli Lilly and Company v. The Government of Canada, UNCITRAL, ICSID Case No. UNCT/14/2), by Matthew Levine
  • SCC tribunal dismisses claims brought by British company and its shareholders against the Czech Republic (Anglia Auto Accessories Ltd. v. Czech Republic, SCC Case No. V 2014/181, and Ivan Peter Busta and James Peter Busta v. Czech Republic, SCC Case No. V 2015/014), by Inaê Siqueira de Oliveira
  • ICSID tribunal dismisses the second known case against China in a summary proceeding (Ansung Housing Co., Ltd. v. People’s Republic of China, ICSID Case No. ARB/14/25), by Joe Zhang
  • ICSID tribunal finds Egypt in breach of several provisions of the U.S.–Egypt BIT (Ampal-American Israel Corp. and others v. Arab Republic of Egypt, ICSID Case No. ARB/12/11), by Claudia Maria Arietti Lopez
  • Claims by a Spanish investor declared inadmissible in a case against Costa Rica (Supervisión y Control S.A. v. Republic of Costa Rica, ICSID Case No. ARB/12/4), by Maria Florencia Sarmiento
  • Resubmission tribunal puts an end to a 20-year dispute before ICSID (Victor Pey Casado and Foundation Presidente Allende v. The Republic of Chile, ICSID Case No. ARB/98/2), by Amr Arafa Hasaan

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