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Hague arbitration court rules in favor of PrivatBank against Russia on bank assets seized in Crimea – bank
The Permanent Court of Arbitration has announced a partial arbitration decision in favor of PrivatBank and against Russia. The question of the amount of compensation is left for the next stage of the arbitration proceedings.
The EU-Singapore investment protection agreement
An analysis of its impact on managing government bonds and capital flows.
MEPs take note: EU-Singapore deal could hinder fight against fraud and corruption.
The most worrying thing about the EU-Singapore deal is not the risk that Singapore firms themselves pose, but the fact that the agreement looks set to be used as a model for reinvigorating ISDS.
There’s a hidden cost in Trump’s new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico
Investment treaties with ISDS provisions make it hard to tax foreign firms and worsen human rights and labor practices.
MERCO-SCAM - How the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement would encourage illicit financial flows
New study looks into EU taxation, with the focus shifting onto the problems that could arise under a free trade agreement between the EU and the Mercosur.
Ukraine’s Oschadbank awarded $1.3 bln from Russia over Crimea loss
Ukraine’s Oschadbank has been awarded $1.3 billion by an international arbitration court in respect of the bank’s claims against Russia to compensate for loss of business and assets in Crimea following Moscow’s annexation of the peninsula in 2014.
New trade deals restrain governments on financial regulation
The new generation of trade agreements currently being negotiated by the EU endangers financial regulation. Worse, they rein in the capacity of states to regulate in the future.
US to seek currency chapters in trade talks with Japan, others: Mnuchin
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says that Washington wants to include a provision to deter currency manipulation in future trade deals, including with Japan, based on the currency chapter in the new deal to revamp NAFTA.
Financial regulation challenged by European trade policy
Trade agreements currently being negotiated or already approved introduce numerous restrictions over the right of states to regulate, especially in the field of financial regulation, and limits their capacity to react to ensure financial stability.
Spain sued over Popular resolution
Mexican billionaire Antonio del Valle has launched actions against the Spanish government for its role in the process of putting Banco Popular into resolution and subsequent sale for €1 to Santander.
Dar faces legal suit at international tribunals over tax, investment policies
Civil society organisations are pushing for a review of the BIT between Tanzania and The Netherlands which they say does not serve the best interests of Tanzania.
India may not accept arbitration orders annulling Cairn, Vodafone tax demands
India may not accept international arbitration orders annulling tax demands on British firms Vodafone Plc and Cairn Energy.
Arbitration panel to hear Vodafone challenge to Rs 22,100 crore tax in February 2019
The tribunal, headed by Sir Franklin Berman, will hear the government’s objection to tax matters being covered under the Netherlands-India Bilateral Investment Treaty.
Delhi High Court rejects Centre’s plea against Vodafone’s UK arbitration
In the order, Justice Manmohan, however, noted that the Centre could approach the UK arbitration tribunal under the BIPA for its grievances.
Venezuela bondholders inch toward $50 billion debt default showdown
Investors holding billions of dollars in defaulted Venezuelan bonds have formed at least one bondholder committee, which could signal an eventual legal dispute similar to the dispute with Argentina after it defaulted on its sovereign debt in early 2002.
NAFTA: New protections for "too big to fail" banks
The financial industry’s demands for a “modernized” financial services chapter of the North American Free Trade Agreement have been overlooked
Singapore signs Belt and Road deal
Singapore has signed an agreement with China to strengthen cooperation on its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, aiming to expand the city-state’s involvement.
Les jeux sont faits: Swiss Supreme Court upholds investment treaty award against public policy challenge in a gambling case
The Swiss Federal Supreme Court confirmed its statutory restraint in reviewing arbitral awards and rejected the host state’s request to set aside the award for violating substantive public policy.
Nissan dispute: State insists court to stall int’l arbitration
A week after Japanese automaker Nissan hinted at the scope of an amicable solution, the Tamil Nadu government insisted that the Madras high court hear its plea to stall the international arbitration initiated by company.
In talks with Tamil Nadu government to settle issues: Japanese automaker Nissan
The Madras High Court was told that the Tamil Nadu government was holding “talks” with Japanese automaker Nissan, predictably for an amicable settlement.