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Mexico signs ICSID Convention
  • Volterra Fietta
  • Mexico
  • February 14 2018

On 11 January 2018, Mexico became the 162nd country to sign the 1965 Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals


Ecuador adopts a new approach towards foreign investment
  • Volterra Fietta
  • Ecuador
  • January 26 2018

Recent declarations made by members of the newly elected government of Ecuador, headed by President Lenin Moreno, reveal a reversal of the country's


Award debtors beware: UK Supreme Court affirms public interest in the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards
  • Volterra Fietta
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2017

On 25 October 2017, the UK Supreme Court narrowly upheld the appeal brought by an award creditor, Taurus Petroleum Limited (“Taurus”), seeking to


Arbitral tribunal finds claims by labour unions against global brands admissible and within its jurisdiction
  • Volterra Fietta
  • Global
  • October 31 2017

On 4 September 2017, the Tribunal in two parallel arbitrations administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration ("PCA") issued a Procedural Order


Court of Appeal upholds decision that Zambian villagers can claim in the UK against a London-based mining company
  • Volterra Fietta
  • United Kingdom, Zambia
  • October 24 2017

On 13 October 2017, England's Court of Appeal (Jackson, Simon and Asplin LJJ) unanimously upheld the first instance decision on jurisdiction of High


Dutch Court Convicts Former “Timber Baron” of War Crimes in Liberia
  • Volterra Fietta
  • Netherlands
  • October 4 2017

On 21 April 2017, the Dutch Court of Appeal in ‘s-Hertogenbosch issued a decision convicting Dutch national Mr Guus Kouwenhoven to a 19 year jail


PCA designates appointing authority in an investment case against Libya under the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Investment Agreement
  • Volterra Fietta
  • Global
  • October 4 2017

The investment arbitration initiated by DS Construction FZCO against Libya in October 2016 arises out of a dispute involving Claimant’s investments


The United States Announces its Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement
  • Volterra Fietta
  • USA
  • October 4 2017

On 1 June 2017, American President Donald J. Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement (the “Paris


ICSID tribunal throws new light on the Status of State-owned Enterprises under the ICSID Convention
  • Volterra Fietta
  • Global
  • October 4 2017

State-owned enterprises (SOEs) are, as the name suggests, enterprises that are part or wholly owned by a sovereign State. In 2017, UNCTAD identified


The Russian Federation creates a new base in the Arctic
  • Volterra Fietta
  • Russia
  • August 9 2017

The Russian Federation ("Russia") is one of the Arctic rim-States and possesses a long coastline and islands north of the Arctic Circle. On 17 April