Work Area: Investor-state arbitration

UK may face arbitration over Brexit law

The European Commission has warned the UK that it may face arbitration if it adopts legislation overriding the agreement governing the country's exit from the EU.

15 September 2020

Latvian farming investor threatens Ukraine

A Latvian investor in an agricultural project has threatened Ukraine with a US$35 million treaty claim – over allegations its joint venture partner unilaterally replaced board members and took control.

14 September 2020

An update on UNCITRAL's work on expedited rules and ISDS reform

The 2020 Virtual ITA-ASIL Conference took the form of an interview with UNCITRAL legal officer Corinne Montineri about the progress of Working Groups II and III in developing expedited arbitration rules and reforms to investor-state dispute settlement. Lucy Winnington-Ingram of Reed Smith in London reports.

11 September 2020

Arbitration in the age of covid

A panel at GAR Interactive: Singapore highlighted the impact of covid-19 on commercial and investment arbitration and the challenges of virtual hearings, also asking whether it might lead parties to rethink their choice of arbitral seat.

10 September 2020

Beer festival backer brings ICSID claim against China

A Singaporean businessman who helped build and promote the “Asian Oktoberfest” has filed an ICSID claim against China over the alleged expropriation of various real estate investments during a two-year spell he spent under house arrest.

09 September 2020

Long-trailed mining claim against Poland gets underway

An Australian mining company has made good on its threat to file a third-party funded treaty claim against Poland, over its alleged obstruction of two coal projects.

09 September 2020

ICSID panel challenged over security for costs order

A Ukrainian scrap metal investor seeks to disqualify an ICSID tribunal hearing his €75 million claim against Latvia after it found prima facie evidence of his “unusual business practices”, the Baltic state has revealed.

09 September 2020

Insolvent solar investor fails in claim against Italy

An ICSID tribunal has rejected an insolvent solar investor’s claim against Italy, finding that reforms to the country’s renewable energy regime were not irrational or arbitrary.

08 September 2020

Albania liable for highway project delays

An ICC tribunal has ordered Albania to pay US$44 million to a Kuwaiti-Greek joint venture over delays to a project to build a mountain highway.

08 September 2020

Ukraine on notice over blocked aerospace deal

A Chinese company has reportedly notified Ukraine of a potential US$3.5 billion investment treaty claim as the state continues to block its takeover of an aerospace business caught in the middle of a diplomatic power struggle between China and the US.

07 September 2020

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