The Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement and separate Investment Agreement signed still give special rights to foreign investors to bypass national courts and sue governments for millions of dollars in international tribunals
It has taken a second FOI case and another two years to reveal that Australian taxpayers were only awarded half of the costs of defending Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws against tobacco giant Philip Morris in March 2017.
The tribunal considered that the main and determinative reason for the 2011 restructuring was in order for the tobacco giant to bring a legal claim under the BIT Treaty, using a Hong Kong-based entity.
Emise en 2013 à la demande du Vietnam, la notice rouge visant Ahmed El Fehdi a été levée. Les dirigeants de la holding H&A Investment comptent désormais engager une procédure d’arbitrage CIRDI contre Hanoi.
The African Union (AU) stressed the need to boost African countries’ capacity on both Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) and state-to-state dispute, as the African Continental Free Trade Area edges closer to entry into force.
22 de los 42 países en la región ya han sido demandados a través del sistema de arbitraje de inversores (ISDS). El 73,8% de las demandas fueron hacia Argentina, Venezuela, México, Ecuador, Bolivia y Perú.
Russian Fund for the Protection of Investors’ Rights in Foreign States | 14-may-2019
The Fund for Protection of Investors’ Rights in Foreign States sent an notice of arbitration against Lithuania for the illegal expropriation of the Bank “Snoras”, in accordance with the investment agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Lithuania.