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Transnational Business and Human Rights: Risks and Rewards
  • Volterra Fietta
  • United Kingdom, Canada
  • May 21 2018

Multinational businesses face new litigation and compliance risks in the rapidly-developing field of transnational human rights law. Courts in both


Jesner et al. v. Arab Bank, PLC - The United States Supreme Court decides that foreign corporations may not be sued under the Alien Tort Statute
  • Volterra Fietta
  • USA
  • April 26 2018

On 24 April 2018, a divided United States Supreme Court (the "Court") held that foreign corporations may not be defendants in suits brought under the


African Union States sign the African Continental Free Trade Area
  • Volterra Fietta
  • Africa
  • April 3 2018

On 21 March 2018, 44 African countries signed the African Continental Free Trade Area ("AfCFTA" or "Zlec") in Kigali, Rwanda. The AfCFTA is a free


ECJ considers whether investor-State arbitration under intra-EU BITs is compatible with EU law
  • Volterra Fietta
  • European Union, Germany
  • March 12 2018

On Tuesday (6 March 2018), the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) gave judgment in Slovak Republic v Achmea BV, C-28416, EU:C:2018:158


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


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