The Freedom of Investment Roundtable considered a Secretariat paper on appointing authorities and the selection of arbitrators in ISDS
Shocking information from insiders tells us that the authorities are about to make a payment to the International Settlement of Investment Disputes of nearly US dollars 500,000 as a prepay for the three litigations.
Recent declarations made by members of the newly elected government of Ecuador reveal a reversal of its predecessor’s decision to denounce and withdrawal from the ICSID Convention, as well as all of Ecuador’s bilateral investment treaties
The EC claimed intra-EU investment treaty arbitration is in breach of EU law. If the CJEU were to confirm the decision of the EC, the application of the ICSID Convention within the EU would be seriously endangered.
Virtually all international investment disputes that are initiated against it may be subject to the conciliation and arbitration rules established in the Convention.
Mexico’s Secretary of the Economy signed theConvention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between states and nationals of other states.
The recent Eiser v. Spain ICSID award is yet another example of a state being condemned to pay a large monetary sum merely because an investor has been economically disadvantaged by a reasonable and necessary regulatory change.
Update to Allen & Overy 2012 study shows increases on all metrics but, importantly, tribunals taking more nuanced and rigorous approach to parties’ costs
In a series of recent awards, ICSID tribunals have adopted contrasting (and apparently irreconcilable) approaches to Venezuela’s denunciation of the ICSID Convention.
This first part begins with a review of the law governing entering and denouncing the ICSID Convention, as well as of an important debate on the effects of withdrawing from it.
This article will focus on SOEs acting as claimants with a brief contextual examination of their role as ‘respondents’ to support the conclusion that SOEs will always have standing as claimants under ICSID.
How far does the new Bolivian arbitration act go in its intent to keep State arbitration inside the country?
The paper outlines and contextualises the past and current political drivers and effects of investment treaty arbitration.
A clean break is needed to restore trust, but these stiff tests must be met.
The place of arbitration matters because the law at the place of arbitration determines the procedural frame for the arbitration and therefore may have important consequences.
The criticism of ‘double hat’ – arbitrator and counsel – is legitimate and needs to be addressed.
In reality, the EU’s plans are not realistic in the current international context, nor will they appease ISDS critics
Joining the ICSID will enhance international perceptions of Iran as a welcoming country to invest.
The Singapore International Arbitration Centre launched its Investment Arbitration Rules 2017, potentially marking a new chapter in the institutional administration of investor-State arbitration proceedings.
The Venezuelan Solicitor General’s Office (PGR) said that a request has been analyzed to overturn the arbitrary award issued by the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (Icsid)