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ICSID publishes award in CMC v. Mozambique
ICSID found in favor of Mozambique, identifying no breaches of obligations towards Italian investors.
In yet another solar energy incentives case against Italy, ECT tribunal applying proportionality test finds breach of legitimate expectations
This claim to the long series of cases arising out of Italy’s reform of its scheme of incentive tariffs for solar energy.
International arbitration newsletter - July 2019 | Regional overview: Europe
Albania, European Union, Georgia, Italy, Slovenia, Spain
Italian construction company in legal dispute with Morocco’s AABV
The Italian company claims that Morocco has breached the 1990 Italy-Morocco bilateral investment treaty provisions.
Arbitrage case between Becchetti and Albanian Government settled
While the award rendered by the ICSID on April 24, 2019, has not been disclosed, Albanian media have circulated unconfirmed reports of €110 million.
Italy joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Italy is the first G7 country to sign up to the scheme, in a move that has caused upset in Washington and Brussels.
Oil & gas: Is Italy doing it wrong all over again?
The ongoing Rockhopper case may become a benchmark for future cases on the horizon, following Italy’s decision to crack down on hydrocarbon explorations and extractions.
Italy is reportedly going to support China’s Belt and Road program
Italy is in negotiations to sign a memorandum of understanding in support of the program by the end of March, says official
Italy threatens to bring down EU-Canada free trade deal
Citing farmers’ complaints, antiestablishment government vows to seek parliamentary veto, which would annul pact for all partners
Hard cheese: Italy vows to scupper EU free trade deal with Canada
Italy will not ratify the EU’s free trade agreement with Canada, the Italian deputy prime minister has said, potentially scuppering the bloc’s biggest deal in years.
Sushma Swaraj discusses steps to revitalise bilateral ties with Italy
India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held bilateral talks with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to discuss forging bilateral cooperation across sectors and steps to revitalise the bilateral relationship.
Italy won’t ratify EU free-trade accord with Canada - farm minister
taly will not ratify the European Union’s free trade agreement with Canada because it does not ensure sufficient protection for the country’s specialty foods.
Italian populists post final version of gov’t "contract"
The document opposes international trade treaties such as the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
Solar wars: Part II – The states strike back
One tribunal could interpret the effect of legislative provisions differently to another. So while Eiser opens up the prospect of more claims, Blusun may narrow the basis for claims.
Legitimate expectations in the absence of specific commitments according to the findings in Blusun v. Italy
Is there inconsistency among the tribunals in the solar energy cases?
Italy’s farmers ’demonizing’ Canadian wheat in bid to protect domestic industry
Mobilized by the largest agricultural organization in Europe, the farmers converged to turn up the heat on Italian politicians faced with ratifying the controversial Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA.
Foreign control and ICSID jurisdiction on Energy Charter Treaty claims of local companies: The Eskosol case
The ICSID tribunal in Eskosol in liquidazione v. Italy rejected Italy’s Rule 41.5 application to have the claim thrown out for being “manifestly without legal merit.” I offer a summary and some reflections on two interesting aspects on the tribunal’s jurisdiction.
Corporate sovereignty used to bully Ukraine, Colombia and Italy for protecting public health and the environment
ISDS is an attempt to remove the risk of investment from companies, and place it squarely on the public’s shoulders, without any quid pro quo.
Rockhopper launches arbitration claim against Italy
Rockhopper Exploration is fighting for compensation from Italy after it banned offshore drilling, leaving the company unable to develop one of its oil and gas fields.
TTIP Lite, less filling — but tastes great?
US and Italian officials are weighing a deal to lock in elements that can be finalized before Obama leaves office.