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Update on the future of ISDS: latest Working Group III UNCITRAL discussions

Global, USA - November 29 2019 The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law’s (“UNCITRAL“) Working Group III (Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform) (“WGIII“)​ has…

European Commission issues procedural proposals for the Investment Court System envisaged under CETA

Canada, European Union - November 28 2019 In October 2019, the European Commission (the “Commission“) presented four proposals (the “Proposals“) to the Council of the European Union (the…

Spanish court decision following end of suspension of the US helms-burton act: Jurisdiction declined in claim concerning assets nationalized by Cuba

Cuba, Spain - November 14 2019 The decision recently delivered in the case Central Santa Lucia L.C. V. Meliá Hotels International S.A., brought before the First Instance Court of…

The European Commission’s evaluation and fitness check roadmap: an opportunity to improve the eu-central America association agreement

European Union, USA - August 8 2019 On 29 June 2012, the European Union and the six partner countries in Central America - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and…

ICSID releases updated rules proposal and compendium of State and public comments

Global - July 16 2019 On 15 March 2019, following public consultations with states and stakeholders, ICSID released its second draft working paper of its proposed…

International tribunal for the law of the sea prescribes provisional measures requiring Russia to release three Ukrainian naval vessels

Russia, Ukraine - June 26 2019 Following an incident last November, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (“ITLOS”) has prescribed provisional measures requiring Russia…

Landmark ruling on the WTO national security exception

Russia, Ukraine, USA - June 26 2019 The Panel took the view that the invocation of the exception is justiciable and subject to scrutiny by the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB). This is…

CJEU confirms that CETA dispute resolution provision is compatible with EU law

Canada, European Union - May 23 2019 On 30 April 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU“) confirmed that the mechanism for the settlement of disputes between investors…

Djibouti becomes 163rd signatory of the ICSID Convention

Djibouti, Global - May 13 2019 The Republic of Djibouti is the latest country to become a signatory to the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and…

International Court of Justice allows Iran claim to proceed to the merits phase but upholds jurisdictional objection on sovereign immunity

Iran, USA - February 27 2019 On 13 February 2019, the International Court of Justice dismissed one of the United States’ jurisdictional objections to a claim by Iran, upheld…