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Did Canada buy an oil pipeline in fear of being sued by China?
The logic to Trudeau’s action may lie in an obscure and overlooked 2014 agreement to ensure China got a pipeline built
Spain loses its third millionaire arbitration award for the reduction of renewables
ICSID imposes a fine of 64.5 million euros for a claim by a fund of the state of Abu Dhabi.
Germany says Vattenfall has no grounds to seek arbitration over nuclear phase-out
Swedish utility Vattenfall has no legal grounds to ask a US arbitration court if it can claim 4.7 billion euros from Berlin for forcing it to halt nuclear production, the German government has said.
Invenergy files international arbitration suit against Poland over wind projects
The Invenergy group has submitted a notice of arbitration against Poland citing violations of Invenergy’s rights as a foreign investor and clear breaches of Poland’s obligations under the United States-Poland bilateral investment treaty.
Petroleum ISDS cases pose major threat to climate action
Research shows that mining and energy industries are the most frequent users of Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanisms.
Lee-Chin seeks US$300m in arbitration fight over Dom Rep investment
A Jamaican investor served the government of the Dominican Republic with a notice of arbitration surrounding the state takeover of a recycling facility and waste-to-energy plant.
Progress made on biotech during seventh NAFTA round
Negotiators closed the chapter on good regulatory practices, the sixth chapter to be completed. They have also finished on the sanitary-phytosanitary measures chapter. All three countries also agreed to establish a formal energy chapter.
Al Amoudi lodges a complaint against Morocco in Washington, D.C.
Al Amoudi recently filed a complaint against Morocco at the World-bank affiliated ICSID thus ending a series verbal threats the Saudi investor has been brandishing since 2015 against Moroccan investment authorities.
Oil and gas leaders warn Trump he risks harming their industry
Trump disagrees with executives on Nafta arbitration language. Industry leaders say it provides an essential safety net.
Letter: Gambia is about to pay half a million dollars at the International Settlement Investment Dispute Court
Shocking information from insiders tells us that the authorities are about to make a payment to the International Settlement of Investment Disputes of nearly US dollars 500,000 as a prepay for the three litigations.
Canada didn’t violate trade agreement in B.C. pulp mill case, NAFTA tribunal rules
A NAFTA tribunal rejects $250-million claim by Mercer International Inc. against the Canadian government.
Spain to pay compensation to renewables investors
In a second international ruling against retroactive cuts in renewables support introduced by the Spanish government in 2013, a Swedish arbitration panel has awarded a Luxembourg-based investment firm €53 million compensation.
API supports NAFTA modernization that retains strong protections for US investors
Ongoing negotiations to modernize NAFTA must advance our role as a global energy leader by retaining US access to Mexico’s newly-opened oil and natural gas market and providing strong protections, including Investor-State Dispute Settlement.
Argentina: Japan wants to invest in energy and mining sector, says secretary
Argentina and Japan are moving ahead with a bilateral investment treaty.
Kazakhstan’s frozen billions sound alarm for sovereign funds
The case is one of several brought to courts in Europe by Moldovan businessman Anatolie Stati who is attempting to force the Kazakh government to pay up in a dispute about his energy investments in the oil-rich country.
Gambia gov’t spends two billion dalasis on arbitration cases!
How can the Goverment risk billions of dalasis in arbitration costs, once more, with Africa Petroleum? What money will pay for this trial?
Arbitrator: EMG due $1.03b from Egypt over canceled gas contract
Decision comes six years after supplies were halted, forcing EMG shareholder Ampal into bankruptcy.
Belt and road initiative: Ominously, Chinese investment in South Asia target control of natural resources
Economic corridors have hardly been as controversial as China’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI). It could have avoided controversies if it had proceeded in a consultative fashion like multi-country cross-border corridors.
Sorainen and V&E successful for E-energija in ICSID arbitration against Latvia
Latvia must compensate E-energija EUR 3.7 million for investment abuse in the district heating business.
Saudi investment sought for gas pipeline
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have accelerated negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty.