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Vodafone arbitration award: Centre to challenge telco’s Rs 22,100 crore tax case win
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta has advised the government that the decision of an arbitration tribunal cannot contradict the law passed by a sovereign parliament.
Why India should challenge the Vodafone-India BIT award
The scope of consent to arbitration is an important issue that needs to be finally settled - not least because it could have multi-billion dollar implications for India in respect of other cases involving challenges to India’s taxation measures by foreign investors.
Orange begins legal proceedings against Iraq government
Orange Group has instituted legal proceedings against Iraq in an attempt to claw back more than USD 400 million in investments it alleges were expropriated by the country’s regulator.
India to contest Vodafone arbitration judgement: Report
The Indian government plans to contest the judgement on the Vodafone arbitration award in Hague.
Vodafone  ruling may set precedent  for other cases
Vodafone Group Plc’s big win against the Indian government could set a precedent for similar arbitration cases, including the one initiated by Cairn Energy Plc.
Vodafone wins international arbitration against India in $2 billion tax case
Vodafone won an international arbitration case against the Indian government, ending one of the most high-profile disputes in the country involving a $2 billion tax claim.
Telenor’s legal notice through the eyes of int’l investment law
Telenor, the principal investor of Bangladesh’s leading mobile phone operator Grameen Phone, has served a legal notice to the President of Bangladesh seeking arbitration.
Telefonica Mexico withdraws EUR 850 mln arbitration request - report
Telefonica Mexico has withdrawn its arbitration claim against the Mexican government in which it had requested compensation amounting to around EUR 850 million after reaching an agreement with the country.
Nafta negotiators wrap up telecom chapter, sources say
Key divides still remain on autos, agriculture, dispute panels. Freeland says she’ll take the time to ‘get a good deal’.
US weighs Nafta telecom proposal to end AT&T impasse
Trump’s negotiators had sought to pen in Mexican regulations. Mexico countered with trilateral plan to promote competition.
Telefonica files complaint to ICSID over Colombia fine
Telefonica has filed an arbitration complaint with the World Bank’s ICSID against the Colombian arbitration fine for breaching a government contract for mobile services.
India’s top court allows Vodafone to initiate second arbitration over $2 bln tax demand
India’s top court allowed Britain’s Vodafone to initiate a second arbitration process under an India-UK investment pact .
Mexico bristles at US proposal that would benefit AT&T in NAFTA
Mexico shot down a proposal by the United States to include provisions in the North America Free Trade Agreement that would benefit AT&T Inc, Mexico’s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said.
Would Vodafone comply with Delhi high court order?
The Delhi high court has passed an ex-parte order restraining Vodafone Group Plc. from proceeding with arbitration under the India-UK Bilateral Investment Protection Agreement (India-UK BIPA). However, it remains to be seen whether Vodafone would comply with this order of the court.
Foreign investors may take Korea’s mobile fee cut to ISD settlement
Foreign investors are making increasing inquiries about possible losses to their investment in South Korean telecom companies, three days before the carriers are to decide on whether to file a lawsuit against the government’s fee cut plan, industry sources said on Aug. 28.
Amidst political uncertainty, new updated secret documents on the “Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)” are leaked
The documents include the core text and annexes
TiSA - draft annex on telecommunications services (Nov 2016)
from November 2016 negotiating round
TiSA - non paper on telecommunications services (Nov 2016)
from November 2016 negotiating round
Axos Capital files €400m Kosovo lawsuit
ACP Axos Capital is suing the Kosovo government for €400m as a result of its failed bid to buy Kosovo Telecom.
New leaks confirm TiSA proposals that would undermine civil liberties
New leaked documents concerning the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) have been published.