Premium article - 17 July 2013
An ICSID panel has thrown out a US$75 million claim against Indonesia brought by a UK shareholder in a bailed-out bank, while rejecting the state's argument that the treaty in question doesn't extend to banking investors at all.
Premium article - 16 July 2013
The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law has adopted new rules for transparency in treaty-based investor-state arbitrations, to take effect next year.
Premium article - 08 July 2013
The past 10 weeks have seen eight new ICSID panels formed to hear claims involving Croatia, Honduras, Latvia, Macedonia, Peru, South Korea and Zimbabwe – including first-time appointments for five arbitrators.
Premium article - 05 July 2013
An ICSID tribunal has agreed to hear tobacco producer Philip Morris International's claim against Uruguay, over what the company calls "extreme and unnecessary" restrictions on the packaging of cigarettes.
Premium article - 26 June 2013
The Caribbean Court of Justice has upheld a bank's right to pursue an investment treaty claim against Belize, overturning a local court injunction against the arbitral proceedings.
Premium article - 25 June 2013
ICSID's longest-running dispute has entered a new chapter, as the daughter of 97-year old Spanish publisher Victor Pey Casado files a new claim for US$150 million against Chile after acquiring the rights to the case from her father.
Premium article - 07 June 2013
Delivering this year's Lalive lecture, French international law professor and arbitrator Alain Pellet considered the impact of the case law of the International Court of Justice on ICSID tribunals. Guillaume Tattevin, associate at Lalive in Geneva, reports
Premium article - 28 May 2013
Canadian mining company South American Silver has found a third-party funder to cover the costs of its Bermudan subsidiary's investment treaty claim against Bolivia.
Premium article - 02 May 2013
A Bermudan subsidiary of Canada's South American Silver has brought an investment treaty claim against Bolivia over the nationalisation of the Malku Khota mine last year.
Premium article - 15 April 2013
An ICSID tribunal has given Moldova 60 days to offer restitution to a French investor or pay damages of €2 million, after a local court invalidated his lease agreement for an airport duty-free store.