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The king (of Asian investment treaties) is dead. Long live the king?

USA, Global - January 25 2017 For U.S. companies looking to protect their investments in Asia from political and regulatory risk, one large door may have closed, but another could...


The Lagarde Prosecution: A Blow to Finality in Investor-State Arbitration?

France, Global - January 4 2017 On December 19, 2016, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde was convicted of criminal negligence for failing, as French...

Kenneth B. Reisenfeld.


ICC Announces New Expedited Rules for Smaller International Arbitrations

Global - December 6 2016 On Nov. 4, the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) announced that its Rules of Arbitration would be...


Yes, We Can (Order a Country to Suspend Criminal Prosecution and Extradition): Hydro v. Albania Redux

USA, United Kingdom, Albania - October 27 2016 An update, if not an epilogue, to the Hydro v. Albania saga. As described in our prior post, the ICSID arbitration tribunal in that case had imposed...


Congress Overturns Presidential Veto on FSIA, Authorizing Suits Against Saudi Arabia for September 11

USA, Saudi Arabia - September 29 2016 The U.S. Congress overturned a veto by President Obama allowing families of the victims of September 11 to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts. While the...

Paul M. Levine.