BITS in Argentina: instruments to legalize subordinating the country to the interests of corporate groups

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FOCO | 9 September 2004

Freely translated by Anoosha Boralessa (Aug 2015); not revised by bilaterals.org or any other organization or person.

BITS in Argentina: instruments to legalize subordinating the country to the interests of corporate groups

Index

Introduction

Part I: Bilateral Investment Treaties in Argentina
- Foreign Investment in the Nineties
- Investment Promotion and Argentina’s Bilateral and Multilateral Activism
- Bilateral Investment Treaties, Corporate Strategies and Economic Policy
- The Main Features of Bilateral Investment Treaties signed by Argentina

Part II: ICSID Cases against Argentina
- Concluded Claims
- Pending Claims
- Analysis of Two Case Studies on Investment Protected by International Treaties

Conclusions

Bibliography

Sources

Annex 1: List of Bilateral Investment Treaties signed by the Executive and ratified by the National Congress

Annex 2: ICSID: A List of Contracting States and Signatories to the Convention

Annex 3: List of ICSID rulings against Argentina

Annex 4: Information on companies that filed ICSID proceedings against Argentina

Annex 5: Fines that the Gas Regulatory Authority (Ente Regulador del Gas or ENARGAS) applied between January 1998 and June 2003 to gas producing companies controlled by Camuzzi International

Annex 6
: Letter from US Chamber of Commerce

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