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Inconsistencies and even contradictions have emerged in dispute settlement decisions, sometimes at the expense of public good, sovereignty and financial and economic stability.
International mining companies, which include Randgold, Glencore and China Molybdenum, have said they will challenge the new law through international arbitration, and are lobbying Kabila not to sign it.
Lawyers for a Democratic Society sent a letter to the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, demanding a speedy settlement of the dispute between the Korean government and the U.S. buyout fund Lone Star Funds.
India’s top court allowed Britain’s Vodafone to initiate a second arbitration process under an India-UK investment pact .
The implicit cross-border data flow commitments do not have a sufficient safeguard. This is not compatible with the EU Fundamental rights system.
The Tamil Nadu government moved the Madras High Court for an interim stay on carmaker Nissan Motor from proceeding with international arbitration over the alleged non-payment of incentives being claimed by it from the State.
Japanese automaker Nissan Motor has begun international arbitration against India to seek more than $770 million in a dispute over unpaid state incentives.
Government plans to put a royalty on exports of bottled water could be in jeopardy after a top trade negotiator warned MPs it would breach trade deals.
Singapore has raised the prospect of renegotiating terms on a long-awaited free trade deal with the European Union due to the impact of Brexit
The US and China have reached a 10-point trade deal that opens the Chinese market to US credit rating agencies and credit card companies.
Once the ASEAN opens its service sector to Hong Kong companies, Singapore could be the hardest hit, and hence its staunch opposition to it.
The EU intends to exclude the financial services sector from a trade deal with the UK after Brexit, according to the latest tweaks in the EU’s draft negotiating guidelines.
The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is an attack on the future publicness of public banking around the world.
British banks could be able to access the US markets in future as freely as they trade with the EU now, under a trade deal
While consultancies, political donations, secondments and staff movements magnify corporate influence over government, an equally sinister trend is playing out in the world of multinational corporations.
From November 2016 negotiating round
Aide’s ‘cake and eat it’ note praised the recent trade Canada-EU trade deal but there are few similarities with the UK.
The exploitation of loopholes has become the favorite play of an organized tax avoidance industry.
Rising inequality is largely to blame for this electoral upset. Continuing with business as usual is not an option.