bilaterals.org logo
bilaterals.org logo

investment | BITs


Survival clause under Aus-Indo bit will not survive the implementation of IA-CEPA
On 5 February 2020, Australia and Indonesia signed an exchange of letters agreeing to the termination of the Aus-Indo BIT and its sunset clause.
EU Commission launches public consultation on protection of intra-EU investment
The EU Commission has launched a public consultation calling for comments on its initiative to improve the protection of intra-EU investment. This initiative could lead to the adoption of new rules enhancing investors’ rights vis-à-vis EU Member States and to the creation of new enforcement mechanisms for investors within the EU.
Vietnam ratifies free trade, investment pacts with EU
Vietnam’s National Assembly passed resolutions ratifying the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement and investment protection agreement.
Ecuagoldmining v Ecuador: Mining, the environment, and international arbitration
Ecuagoldmining’s estimated $20 million investment so far could turn into a $469 million award, should it emerge victorious in an arbitration proceeding.
EU, China postpone September summit due to pandemic
The European Union and China have agreed to postpone a summit planned for this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.
S. Korea, China to discuss expanding scope of FTA
South Korea will hold the seventh round of talks with China to discuss expanding the scope of their bilateral free trade agreement to better cover the service and investment sectors.
EU-China investment agreement: A checklist
Many German companies are therefore still hopeful that the current negotiations for an EU-China investment deal can take a decisive step forward this year.
EU investment deal with China likely to hinge on three key elements, says European trade official
Crucial European demands include subsidies to state-owned enterprises, access to the Chinese market and environmental issues, according to top official.
The termination of bilateral investment treaties in the EU – one agreement to end them all?
On 5 May 2020, 23 Member States of the EU entered into an Agreement for the Termination of Bilateral Investment Treaties between the Member States of the European Union.
EU Member States sign an agreement for the termination of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties
23 EU Member States signed an agreement for the termination of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties.
Pandemic profiteers: how foreign investors could make billions from crisis measures
Governments’ emergency actions in the wake of COVID-19 could prompt a wave of arbitration lawsuits for billions of dollars by multinational corporations and investment lawyers.
China moves to keep EU investment talks on track
The two sides have been making slow progress, but vice-premier Liu He’s phone conversation with his European counterparts is seen as an attempt by Beijing to refocus attention on the matter.
Brazil India investment cooperation and facilitation treaty (2020)
This is Brazil’s 10th and India’s 4th bilateral investment agreement since both nations had adopted their Model Bilateral Investment Treaty.
Ukraine, Iceland to speed up preparation of mutual investment protection agreement
Foreign Minister of Ukraine and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland agreed to accelerate the preparation of an agreement on promotion and mutual protection of investments.
Unctad says Covid-19 implications go as far as intl investment agreements
Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, many investment-focused initiatives have been cancelled or postponed. The crisis may also have implications on negotiations of international investment agreement.
Epidemic sovereignty? Contesting investment treaty claims arising from coronavirus measures
Allegedly arbitrary or disproportionate measures, albeit in the public interest, provide regular grist for the mill of investment treaty arbitration.
Could COVID-19 emergency measures give rise to investment claims? First reflections from Italy
Emergency measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and protect the economy could lead to claims under bilateral investment treaties.
Nigeria signed 28 investment agreements in 16 years – Official
The model used for negotiation of Nigeria’s investment agreements was reviewed between 2014 and 2016 to balance investor’s rights with obligations.
Talks on China-EU investment deal will continue, EC president says
Delayed negotiations will ‘proactively proceed’, Ursula von der Leyen tells Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in phone call.
Việt Nam, Senegal look to sign extra deals to boost trade, investment
The two sides agreed to continue completing a legal framework for the signing of a memorandum of understanding on trade and agreements on investment protection.