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Netherlands faces ISDS threat after decision to ban coal-based power generation by 2030
German company Uniper has threatened to bring an ISDS case against the Dutch government after a decision to ban coal-based power generation by 2030.
German company requests arbitration with Morocco at World Bank agency
A metallurgical industry project is the center of the dispute.
Intra-EU ECT claims post-Achmea: Vattenfall decision paves the way
Tribunals still grappling with the intra-EU question, especially those in ECT cases, are certain to pay great attention to the carefully crafted Vattenfall decision. Its reasoning may well serve as a blueprint for further decisions and awards in similar cases.
US arbitration court can rule on Vattenfall’s German nuclear claim
A US arbitration court has rejected a German government petition that said the panel had no right to rule on a damages claim by Sweden’s Vattenfall. Berlin cited a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union.
EU-Africa free trade will create more imbalances, say critics
Germany’s development minister has sparked a debate by calling for EU tariffs to be waived on African goods. Critics question whether import duties are really the issue, or are there other barriers to trade?
One hundred years of expropriation without compensation
On 29 July 1918, the British judiciary proffered the Empire’s most expressly and egregiously racist justification for the land dispossession of indigenous peoples. Today, an ICSID tribunal continues that mission. No matter which way Zimbabwean’s turn at the polls, they’re still paying for their invasion and occupation by Cecil Rhodes’ British South Africa company...
Merkel hopes for trade deal amid Trump’s tariffs threat
Angela Merkel badly wants a trade deal to prevent Trump from carrying out his threat to put 25% tariffs on car imports into the US.
Position paper on the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
The free trade agreement between Japan and the EU pushes for more liberalisation - including for the water industry.
AöW-Position on the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Japan
AöW highlights the concerns of public water management in Germany.
Germany’s Siemens signs Belt and Road deals with Chinese firms
German industrial and engineering group Siemens has signed more than ten agreements with Chinese companies to explore business opportunities created by Beijing’s Belt and Road trade initiative.
China’s Belt and Road a dilemma for Germany
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi tried to ease Germany’s concerns over Beijing’s cooperation with 16 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, which many European Union leaders consider a threat to the bloc’s integration, during his visit to Berlin on Thursday.
German government approves nuclear phaseout compensation
The German cabinet has confirmed that two utilities operating in Germany are entitled to compensation for losses stemming from the country’s nuclear phaseout. The move is in line with an earlier top court ruling.
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.
Germany pushes EU trade deal with US in tariffs row as trade war looms
Germany is pushing a watered-down version of the EU’s Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in a desperate last-ditch attempt to head of a looming trade war between the bloc and Donald Trump’s United States.
Turnbull to push free trade deal with EU
Mr Turnbull is expected to discuss plans for a free trade agreement with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Ms Merkel running Europe’s largest economy and a key voice at the EU.
Talks on China-EU investment agreement to speed up
China and Germany have agreed to speed up negotiations on a China-EU investment agreement so as to further enrich the two countries’ cooperation and ties.
Trump warming to EU trade deal with Britain behind in queue: Times
The United States could strike a free-trade agreement with the European Union after President Donald Trump warmed to a deal with the bloc.
U.S. firm Cobalt threatens arbitration over Angolan oil assets
U.S. oil firm Cobalt said it would seek arbitration if Angola’s state-run Sonangol failed to extend license deadlines on two deepwater blocks
Hochtief v Argentina: Obtaining a smaller piece of the pie
Although the Tribunal found that Argentina had violated the fair and equitable treatment clause, the damages award was only US$ 13.41 million.
Merkel wants to finalize bilateral investment agreement between EU, China
The German Chancellor wants to push forward negotiations to conclusively finalize a bilateral investment agreement between the European Union and China