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ECJ adviser gives thumbs-up to intra-EU BITs

In a closely watched case with implications for nearly 200 treaties, an advocate general of the European Court of Justice has advised that investor-state arbitration provisions in a bilateral investment treaty between the Netherlands and Slovakia are compatible with EU law.

Made in China or the US? Motorcycle claim against Mexico revs up

A US motorcycle manufacturer has filed a NAFTA claim against Mexico after the state imposed a mandatory customs duty on its imported bikes after concluding that they are in fact made in China, not the US.

Spain again targets Alexandrov

Following an annulment application in July, Spain has taken a second opportunity to cast aspersions on the neutrality of arbitrator Stanimir Alexandrov - applying to disqualify him from hearing an Energy Charter Treaty claim on the grounds of his alleged relationship with an expert firm.

Pakistan calls for arbitration of dispute over Kashmir dams

Pakistan has asked the World Bank to empanel an arbitration tribunal after talks failed to resolve its dispute with India over the compliance of two hydroelectric projects with the Indus Water Treaty.

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"Second wave" Yukos case to resume after Swiss ruling

Switzerland's highest court has allowed a US$13 billion Energy Charter Treaty arbitration over the collapse of Yukos to resume after finding that Russia's challenge to an interim award on jurisdiction was premature.

Brazil's Odebrecht threatens treaty claim against Peru

Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction group that admitted to paying hundreds of millions in bribes to win projects in 12 countries, has threatened to bring an investment treaty claim against Peru over measures taken in the wake of the scandal.

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