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TRC reaches final settlement with Orange Jordan
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) signed a settlement agreement with Orange Jordan, ending a dispute related to the renewal of the company’s second-generation (2G) network.
TiSA - draft annex on financial services (27 June 2016)
As leaked by WikiLeaks
Sanum Investments wins casino court fight with Laos government
The Appeal Court in Singapore ruled that Sanum has the right to seek redress under the China-Laos BIT for capital investment benefit losses.
"Let’s make them poorer, and we’ll get rich"
Financial companies have figured out how to turn a controversial global legal system to their own very profitable advantage.
Financial services liberalization in jeopardy
There are prominent dangers associated with the negotiation of IA-CEPA, particularly with the financial services liberalization.
Shell takes Malampaya tax dispute vs PH to int’l arbitration body
Shell Philippines Exploration BV has raised its tax dispute with the Philippine government before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
Lao Holdings continues legal battle on Savan Vegas sale
Sanum Investments Ltd and its parent company, Lao Holdings NV, say they filed the latest move in a legal battle concerning the Savan Vegas Hotel and Entertainment Complex – a casino hotel in Savannakhet, Laos.
Financial services: the challenge of data flows
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced a proposal to resolve the data localization issue in financial institutions in future trade agreements.
U.S. financial services text to debut at TiSA round
At the 19th round of Trade in Services talks, U.S. negotiators are expected to introduce language aimed at easing industry concerns over the cross-border transfer of financial services data.
Total files arbitration against Algeria on oil tax change
French oil major Total has filed a request for arbitration against Algeria for changing profit-sharing terms on oil and gas contracts in the mid-2000s
Iskandar Safa submits claim against the Hellenic Republic with ICSID
Iskandar Safa, co-owner of the Privinvest Group, a global player in the shipbuilding industry, which took control of Hellenic Shipyards SA, submitted a request for arbitration against the Hellenic Republic at the World Bank’s ICSID.
Emails show TPP ’collusion’ between big banks & Obama administration
Emails obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show U.S. Trade Rep. Michael Froman discussing TPP with Goldman Sachs lobbyists
TiSA - draft annexes (2015)
As leaked by Wikileaks on 25 May 2016
Financial fissures weaken ASEAN community
The economic gap between high flyers like Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia and laggards like Laos and Myanmar is too wide to be easily bridged.
Lao Holdings N.V. files three legal actions against Lao Gov’t
Locally established company seeks damages for holding company in impending Lao casino resort sale.
S. Korean gov’t and Hanocal embark on investor-state dispute procedures
The Dutch company Hanocal sought international arbitration to demand more than 240 billion won ($205 million) in compensation for what it claimed as extra taxes it had paid to the South Korean government.
Lawmakers pushing financial regs in TTIP
Fifteen House members emphasized to President Barack Obama that they want to see TTIP cover financial services regulations.
Why the Panama Papers should be a US election issue
"Panama is a world leader when it comes to allowing large corporations to evade US taxes. And the Panama free trade agreement would make this bad situation much worse," Sanders warned in 2011.