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Investment Case - Ecuador partially withdraws from ICSID

Premium article - 01 December 2007

Ecuador has partially withdrawn from the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC.

Guatemala appoints ICSID panellists

Premium article - 27 November 2007

Guatemala has appointed four lawyers to the arbitration panel of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC.

Bolivia hit with ICSID claim

Premium article - 02 November 2007

Three days before completing its withdrawal from the ICSID Convention, Bolivia has been hit with an investment treaty claim by a telecoms company.

Ecuador threatens partial withdrawal from ICSID

Premium article - 12 October 2007

Ecuador has invoked a special mechanism in the ICSID convention to stop future disputes over mining and hydrocarbon concessions from being arbitrated in Washington, DC.

ICSID selects new chief counsel

Premium article - 01 July 2007

Nassib Ziadé, a Lebanese and Chilean national, has been revealed as the new chief counsel of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC.

Canada and India conclude BIT

Premium article - 29 June 2007

Canada and India have concluded a bilateral investment treaty based on Canada's Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement model.

Serbia implements ICSID convention

Premium article - 08 June 2007

Serbia has ratified the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States. It will enter force on 8 June.

Venezuela and Bolivia plan to leave ICSID

Premium article - 04 May 2007

Venezuela and Bolivia could withdraw soon from the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC.

Comparing ICSID and Ad hoc Treaty Arbitration: Will Changes in ICSID Senior Management Spur Changes?

Premium article - 01 April 2007

A new survey comparing ICSID rules with others shows room for improvement for the Washington centre. Barry Appleton, of Appleton & Associates International Lawyers, explains the research

US allows 1782 request for investment case

Premium article - 01 April 2007

A US court is allowing a UK mining company to seek documents and testimony from a US citizen for use in an investment arbitration.