At the core of this dispute is a 2005 agreement between Antrix and Devas for the lease of satellite spectrum which was annulled in 2011.
Potential BIT claims by foreign pharmaceutical companies against India for the revocation, suspension or non-enforcement of IPRs could undermine the benefits of a potential TRIPS waiver.
The decision by India and the EU to recast the stalled trade and investment agreement into three separate deals could favour the latter.
The EU is suspending plans for a trade deal with China, while reviving those for a pact with India, in a dispute on Chinese human-rights abuses.
Pakistan, which entered into its first BIT with Germany in 1959 — which also was the first BIT ever entered — has concluded 53 BITs with 48 countries.
The European Commission said that it wants to “explore options” for expanding the EU’s trade and investment with India.
The EU will be able to strike an investment deal with India, but a full-blown free trade agreement will be a much harder sell, said Portugal’s foreign minister.
Cambodia and India have agreed to speed up negotiations on a number of key documents that will lead to the signing of two significant accords.
India and the Philippines have begun negotiations on a bilateral investment agreement as they want to further boost their economic ties.
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.
Both sides also agreed to expedite their internal procedures for signing and ratification of the Protocol amending India-Oman Double Taxation Agreement and conclusion of the India-Oman Bilateral Investment Treaty.
Official sources said both sides are looking at firming up a bilateral investment protection treaty.
India will try and keep its taxation laws out of the ambit of all Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and comprehensive economic pacts that it negotiates.
In the sorry saga of the Vodafone tax dispute, how did we get here? The original error lies with India’s tax laws.
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.
Bilateral trade and investment ties between India and the EU have become severely strained with the Modi government’s initial refusal to resume stalled negotiations on the proposed India-EU free trade agreement .
India has a Bilateral Investment Treaty with China since 2007. The treaty provides foreign investors the right to fair and equitable treatment.
India and Uzbekistan are engaged in negotiations for finalizing a preferential trade agreement and a bilateral investment treaty.
This is Brazil’s 10th and India’s 4th bilateral investment agreement since both nations had adopted their Model Bilateral Investment Treaty.
A planned EU-China investment agreement looks unlikely to be struck by September as planned because of the coronavirus outbreak, European Union trade chief Phil Hogan said.