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Pakistan’s arbitration woes: sifting myth from reality
The TCC tribunal failure did not reflect an internal failure on the part of Pakistan’s state apparatus as much as it did the hegemonic nature of the global BIT regime that developing countries have been subjected to by the West.
India’s proposed investment treaty terms leave foreign partners cold
Having cancelled investment treaties with about 50 foreign governments last year, India is struggling to convince some to accept new terms that make it harder to seek international arbitration for disputes
Swiss Prez to discuss trade pacts with PM Modi in Davos
The two leaders will also discuss, among other trade and business matter, the envisaged free trade agreement between India and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), of which Switzerland is a member.
Canadian parliamentary delegation concludes successful mission to Taiwan
Taiwanese President is asking that Canada advocates for Taiwan’s inclusion in the second round of the TPP meetings and to begin negotiations on a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement deal with Canada.
Saudi investment sought for gas pipeline
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have accelerated negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty.
Netanyahu urges Modi to speed up dialogue on free trade pact, BIT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expedite talks on trade and investment in an effort to take bilateral ties to the next level.
Benjamin Netanyahu, Narendra Modi meet to focus on India, Israel business ties
Forging links between the entrepreneurs of India and Israel in areas of technology and innovation is high on the agenda of both the governments as they look for ways to propel ties to the next level.
Total evicts people from their land in Uganda
The French oil company Total evicts people from their land in Uganda to make room for an oil processing facility.
India-Peru FTA talks to take stage in March
With bilateral trade between India and Peru touching an all-time high of $1.57 billion, the second round of talks for the trade agreement between the two countries is scheduled to take place in March.
Awasi Negosiasi Putaran Ke-Empat Indonesia-EU CEPA!
IEU-CEPA bertujuan mempercepat liberalisasi dan akses pasar untuk perdagangan barang, jasa dan investasi antar kedua pihak dengan mengadopsi standar internasional yang relevan terhadap perdagangan barang, jasa dan investasi; serta mengeliminir dan atau menghapus kendala atau hambatan yang merugikan kedua pihak.
The crisis of legitimacy in international investment agreements and investor-state dispute settlement
As the turbulence in the global economy and backlash against neoliberalism continues, opposition to the international investment regime and ISDS from the left seems destined to grow.
AG Wathelet in C-284/16 Achmea: Saving ISDS?
The Opinion misses the much needed opportunity for a thorough and balanced reflection on the many challenges that ISDS, and investment disputes in general, pose to the EU legal and judicial system.
UNCTAD’s 2017 high-level IIA conference: moving forward on addressing older-generation international investment agreements
More than 300 experts, including high-level negotiators of international investment agreements and representatives from intergovernmental organizations, civil society, academia and the private sector convened in Geneva.
Government regulatory space in the shadow of BITs: The case of Tanzania’s natural resource regulatory reform
Tanzania passed three new laws that significantly change the regulatory landscape governing natural resources and the mining sector in particular.
EU-China investment agreement: report of the 16th round of negotiations
The 16th round of the EU-China investment agreement negotiations took place in Brussels from the 12th to the 15th of December 2017.
Two new CEPA agreements inked
The “Investment Agreement” and the “Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation” under the framework of the China and Macau Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement have been signed.
ISDS in numbers
Impacts of investment arbitration against Latin America and the Carribbean.
Investment laws of ASEAN countries: A comparative review
No ASEAN country grants general consent to investor–state arbitration in its investment law.
Trade agreements that impact seed laws in Africa
Free trade agreements represent a powerful source of pressure to privatise seeds and people’s knowledge connected to seeds.