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How the lobbies used the threat of ISDS to neuter the Hulot Act
The documents highlight for the first time the pressure placed on the French parliament by a foreign company’s threat to use the ISDS mechanism.
Korean utility refers India to arbitration
South Korean utility Korea Western Power Company (Kowepo) has begun arbitration proceedings against India for not honoring a fuel supply commitment to a gas-based power plant that it part-owns in western India
Big oil and gas companies are winners in Trump’s new trade deal
The oil business persuaded the White House to keep a number of features of the old NAFTA, including provisions that help protect US oil companies’ investments abroad and allow for tax-free transport of raw and refined products across borders.
From Quito: Pablo Fajardo & Donald Moncayo
Pablo Fajardo, the lead lawyer for the communities who have been fighting for 25 years for compensation for the severe pollution in the amazon region, and Donald Moncayo, one of the coordinators of the organization that has led this campaign talk about the Chevron case.
Canada-EU trade, one year on: Canada’s imports are rising faster than exports
The fastest-growing exports include inorganic chemicals, mineral fuels and oil (including crude oil) and pharmaceuticals.
From the indigenous peoples’ environmental catastrophe in the Amazon to the investors’ dispute on denial of justice: the Chevron v. Ecuador August 2018 PCA arbitral award and the dearth of international environmental remedies for private victims
The task no longer lies with interpreting investment treaties alone and trying to reform investment arbitration in general – but designing an entirely cohesive system for international environmental justice that is open to the actual victims of environmental disasters and not just the States that often fail to genuinely represent them.
Latvia is seeking annulment of an arbitral award rendered by the ICSID arbitral tribunal
Latvia has made an application for annulment of an arbitral award in the case of UAB “E energija” (Lithuania) v. Republic of Latvia.
Ecuador: Chevron’s victims vow to fight Hague court ruling
Victims of Chevron-Texaco’s pollution of the Ecuadorean Amazon have vowed to fight to protect the ruling which has granted them compensation.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague rules against Ecuador, favors Chevron
Ecuador will be forced to pay economic reparations to the oil giant. The over 30,000 affected people in the Amazon haven’t received any compensation.
Letter of solidarity with the victims of Chevron
The signatories of this letter wish to express their rejection of this decision and their support for the people of Ecuador and the organizations that have defended the communities affected by Chevron Texaco.
International tribunal rules for Chevron in Ecuador case
Ecuador found liable for violating international law, supporting fraud and corruption.
US arbitration court can rule on Vattenfall’s German nuclear claim
A US arbitration court has rejected a German government petition that said the panel had no right to rule on a damages claim by Sweden’s Vattenfall. Berlin cited a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Energy arbitration in Latin America
Latin American countries have been respondents in approximately 30 per cent of all International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) cases.
Malampaya’s P53-B tax case vs gov’t kicks off
Following the arbitral proceedings at the ICC, the government still faces another dispute relative to the Malampaya case at the ICSID, pursuant to the Philippines-Netherlands Bilateral Investment Treaty. Hearings are scheduled October 23-24 this year.
ICSID condemns Egypt to pay €1,735 million to Naturgy and ENI for a gas plant
The Spanish group will seek an agreement with the country to recover normality at the Damietta plant.
Now Carlyle turns to ICSID over $400 million SAMIR claim
Already faced with an arbitration case at ICSID brought by the company’s former owner, Morocco now faces another started on August 22 by giant US asset management group Carlyle.
Mexico President-elect’s oil stance complicates Nafta talks
Some in Lopez Obrador’s team are said to want energy excluded. Negotiators concerned backtracking on oil could derail talks.
The trade deal which fines governments for acting on climate change
An obscure agreement – the Energy Charter Treaty – allows energy firms to sue countries who take action to stop climate breakdown.
Oil firms use secretive court hearing in bid to stop Vietnam taxing their profits
ConocoPhillips and Perenco try to stop £140m levy from sale of oilfields in key case for tax avoidance by multinationals.
Luxembourg fund awarded EUR 53.3 million for FET breach arising out of Spain’s curtailment of renewable energy incentive schemes
An arbitration tribunal found that Spain’s electricity reforms breached its obligation to accord to the investor fair and equitable treatment under the Energy Charter Treaty