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Argentina fails to annul Saur award

Argentina fails to annul Saur award

Premium article - 20 December 2016

An ICSID annulment committee has rejected Argentina’s request to annul a US$59 million award in favour of French water management company Saur International.

Spanish investors in Yukos can’t appeal overturn of award, rules Sweden’s top court

Spanish investors in Yukos can’t appeal overturn of award, rules Sweden’s top court

Premium article - 16 December 2016

Spanish investment funds with a minority shareholding in Yukos will not be able to appeal a finding that a tribunal chaired by Jan Paulsson lacked jurisdiction to hear their claims in relation to the collapse of the oil company, following a ruling of Sweden’s Supreme Court this week.

Steelmaker wins second award against Venezuela

Steelmaker wins second award against Venezuela

Premium article - 14 December 2016

Luxembourg-based steelmaker Tenaris has won almost US$165 million in the second of two ICSID claims against Venezuela arising from the nationalisation of the country’s steel industry.

EU and Canada host talks on multilateral investment court

EU and Canada host talks on multilateral investment court

Premium article - 14 December 2016

The EU and Canada have begun “exploratory discussions” with more than 40 countries over proposals for a permanent multilateral court to resolve investor-state disputes.

Canada ratifies Mauritius Convention – US to follow?

Canada ratifies Mauritius Convention – US to follow?

Premium article - 14 December 2016

UPDATED. Canada has become the second country to ratify the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration – known as the Mauritius Convention – while Barack Obama has recommended the US Senate ratify it as one of the final acts of his presidency.

Italy faces another solar claim

Italy faces another solar claim

Premium article - 13 December 2016

A group of German and British-owned entities have filed the latest Energy Charter Treaty claim against Italy over the state’s reforms to its solar power industry.

ECT award survives fraud challenge in Sweden

ECT award survives fraud challenge in Sweden

Premium article - 12 December 2016

A Swedish court has refused a request by Kazakhstan to set aside a US$506 million Energy Charter Treaty award in favour of a group of Moldovan investors that the state alleged was tainted by fraud.

Thailand loses German appeal over treaty award

Thailand loses German appeal over treaty award

Premium article - 12 December 2016

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice has upheld a €45 million award against Thailand, accepting evidence provided by the German government that the claimant had an approved investment protected by a treaty.

Opponents of ISDS in new trade deal highlight value of claims against Asia-Pacific states

Opponents of ISDS in new trade deal highlight value of claims against Asia-Pacific states

Premium article - 12 December 2016

A report opposing investor-state dispute settlement shows the value of known claims launched against states that have entered into negotiations for a new trade deal for the Asia-Pacific region, at a time when the Trans-Pacific Partnership appears dead.

Funded ICSID claim against Colombia goes ahead

Funded ICSID claim against Colombia goes ahead

Premium article - 09 December 2016

Canada’s Eco Oro has made good on its threat to file a treaty claim against Colombia after being deprived of its mining rights on environmental grounds – and will be backed by funders that stand to collect around half of the arbitration proceeds.