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World Bank unit starts Malampaya arbitration
The ICSID designated the team that will hear Shell Philippines Exploration B.V.’s arbitration case against the Philippine government on Malampaya gas project’s corporate income tax issue.
Dutch senators approve compromise on EU-Ukraine pact
Dutch senators backed a hard-won compromise to ratify an amended EU-Ukraine deal, clearing one of the final hurdles for approval of the deal to help nudge Kyiv closer to the West.
ICSID committee annuls nearly 90% of award against Venezuela
An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Committee has annulled nearly 90% of the US$1.6 billion Award which had been won by ExxonMobil affiliates in their ICSID arbitration against Venezuela.
Dutch PM Mark Rutte could scupper EU-Ukraine trade deal
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte could scupper an EU-Ukraine agreement if he does not secure key concessions following battles with Euroskeptics at home.
EU concerned as India won’t renew investment pact with Netherlands
India will not renew an investment treaty with the Netherlands that will expire on November 30 as part of its plan to rework all similar pacts it signed with other countries.
ICJ rejects India’s plea for change arbitrator in Vodafone case
India had sought removal of Sir Franklin Berman as the presiding arbitrator of three-member panel.
Hearings of the international arbitration proceedings start next week
The hearings of the international arbitration proceedings between AS Tallinna Vesi and the Republic of Estonia will be held from November 7th – 11th November 2016 and on November 14th – 15th, 2016 in Paris, France.
Dutch referendum petition launched to oppose CETA ratification
Dutch group very similar to the one which organised the referendum that blocked the EU-Ukraine association agreement has already collected over 190,000 signatures for blocking the ratification of CETA, the EU-Canada trade deal.
The men behind ISDS
The so-called “ISDS” has been existing for years already. A revealing look in the hidden world of investor-state dispute settlement.
JKX vs. Ukraine: An update on the enforcement of emergency arbitrator’s award
The Ukrainian “saga” on the enforcement of the SCC emergency arbitrator’s award continues – the case is pending the second round of cassation review.
How the Dutch could derail CETA
As thousands discuss free trade at the World Social Forum in Montreal, Canada’s experience with NAFTA may offer lessons for the Netherlands, writes Niels Jongerius
EU rejects changes in Ukraine association pact for Dutch voters
The European Union will not make any changes in its association agreement with Ukraine to address Dutch voters’ concerns.
The Netherlands prepares for a referendum against TAFTA
The Netherlands envisages organizing a referendum of the Transatlantic Free Trade Treaty (TAFTA) between the United States and the European Union.
Dutch target June summit for talks on EU-Ukraine deal
The Dutch government wants to discuss its voters’ rejection of the EU-Ukraine association agreement at an EU summit in Brussels.
Health insurers’ profit dispute sent to the EU court
Slovakia has made a step towards reversing an arbitration ruling over the ban of generating profits on private health insurers, the Finance Ministry says.
Lao Holdings N.V. files three legal actions against Lao Gov’t
Locally established company seeks damages for holding company in impending Lao casino resort sale.
S. Korean gov’t and Hanocal embark on investor-state dispute procedures
The Dutch company Hanocal sought international arbitration to demand more than 240 billion won ($205 million) in compensation for what it claimed as extra taxes it had paid to the South Korean government.
CETA runs into trouble with Dutch, Walloon parliaments
The Dutch parliament has passed a motion rejecting provisional application of the EU-Canada trade deal, known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
French firm attacks Ugandan tax using ISDS
The heavily criticized legal mechanism, known as ISDS, is an important tool for European companies to pressurize developing countries. This year Uganda joins the rank of developing nations asking themselves: “Why have we ever signed this?”
American mining giant escaped Indonesian law with ISDS
American mining corporation Newmont escaped the domestic processing requirement from Indonesia’s 2009 Mining Law. It achieved this by using a clause in a Dutch investment treaty.