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Philip Morris’s Second Unlucky Strike Against “Plain Packaging” Laws
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA, Uruguay, Global
  • July 22 2016

A second try by Philip Morris International, Inc. to challenge “plain packaging” tobacco laws under an investment treaty has failed. Phillip Morris

Smoke and Mirrors? Structuring of Foreign Investments Following the Philip Morris Award
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • June 8 2016

Perhaps the most high-profile case in the debate over investor-state arbitration in recent years has been the investment treaty claim by Philip

Philip Morris Award Shows Timing is Everything in International Arbitration
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Australia, Global
  • May 25 2016

In an international arbitration administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, an arbitral tribunal rejected Philip Morris International Inc.'s

Philip Morris Asia Limited (Hong Kong) v. The Commonwealth of Australia: Permanent Court of Arbitration Tribunal Publishes Redacted Version of Award on Jurisdiction and Admissibility
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Australia, Hong Kong
  • May 24 2016

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (“PCA”) has just released the full award of the Tribunal in Philip Morris Asia Limited (Hong Kong) v. The

Tobacco packaging and the key to quitting: Pantone 448 C
  • Fieldfisher LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • May 24 2016

On Thursday last week Mr Justice Green handed down his decision in Tobacco Packaging 2016 EWHC 116 affirming the prohibition of advertising upon

Phillip Morris decision fires warning on jurisdiction shopping
  • MinterEllison
  • Australia, Hong Kong
  • May 18 2016

The first international Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) decision involving Australia was handed down in The Hague on Monday. Having decided

Butts out for Philip Morris - lessons for structuring investments to take advantage of investment treaty protections
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, Hong Kong
  • May 17 2016

Last night the reasons for the decision in Philip Morris' billion dollar challenge to Australia's plain packaging legislation were released. The

The Non-Use of PARLIAMENT in Malaysia
  • KASS International
  • Malaysia
  • April 25 2016

Ever wondered how the English word "Parliament" was coined to represent the legislative body in various countries? The root of the word, interestingly

Treaty shopping in investor-state arbitration: butts out for Phillip Morris’ claim against Australia
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, Hong Kong
  • April 18 2016

Philip Morris’ billion dollar challenge to Australia’s plain packaging legislation has failed, with an international investment treaty arbitration

Permanent Court of Arbitration Tribunal declines jurisdiction to hear Philip Morris’ challenge to Australia’s plain packaging laws on cigarettes
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Australia, Hong Kong
  • December 21 2015

News has just emerged that the Permanent Court of Arbitration ("PCA") declined jurisdiction in a unanimous decision to hear the merits of Philip