investor-state disputes | ISDS

Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) refers to a way of handling conflicts under international investment agreements whereby companies from one party are allowed to sue the government of another party. This means they can file a complaint and seek compensation for damages. Many BITs and investment chapters of FTAs allow for this if the investor’s expectation of a profit has been negatively affected by some action that the host government took, such as changing a policy. The dispute is normally handled not in a public court but through a private abritration panel. The usual venues where these proceedings take place are the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (World Bank), the International Chamber of Commerce, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law or the International Court of Justice.

ISDS is a hot topic right now because it is being challenged very strongly by concerned citizens in the context of the EU-US TTIP negotiations, the TransPacific Partnership talks and the CETA deal between Canada and the EU.

Kluwer Arbitration Blog | 24-Mar-2017
The place of arbitration matters because the law at the place of arbitration determines the procedural frame for the arbitration and therefore may have important consequences.
The News | 23-Mar-2017
The ICSID tribunal rejected Pakistan’s final defence against liability, and confirmed that Pakistan had violated several provisions of its bilateral investment treaty with Australia.
Times | 23-Mar-2017
Rockhopper Exploration is fighting for compensation from Italy after it banned offshore drilling, leaving the company unable to develop one of its oil and gas fields.
El Economista | 23-Mar-2017
La multinacional Gas Natural Fenosa solicitó hoy el inicio del procedimiento arbitral ante el Tribunal de la Comisión de las Naciones Unidas para el Derecho Mercantil Internacional (Uncitral) para reclamar a Colombia más de 1.000 millones de dólares por la liquidación de Electricaribe.
IISD | 22-Mar-2017
A tribunal under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) dismissed all claims by Canadian businessman Peter A. Allard against Barbados.
Tech Dirt | 22-Mar-2017
One of the negotiations that has been going on in the background is for a major trade agreement between the EU and Japan since 2013.
Houssenia Writing | 22-Mar-2017
Depuis 2013, l’Union européenne négocie un autre traité de libre-échange appelé JEFTA (Japan-EU Free Trade Agreement) avec le Japon. Les mécanismes d’arbitrage sont au menu.
Natural Gas World | 22-Mar-2017
Spanish utility Gas Natural (GN) said it has launched arbitration proceedings against Colombia.
PULSO | 22-Mar-2017
El Centro Internacional de Arreglo de Diferencias Relativas a Inversiones (CIADI) -organismo del Banco Mundial para el arbitraje de disputas entre inversionistas y estados- falló a favor de Antofagasta plc y Barrick Gold Corp. ante la demanda arbitral presentada contra Pakistán por Tehyan Coopera Company (TCC).
Stock Market Wire | 22-Mar-2017
The ICSID tribunal rejected Pakistan’s final defence against liability and confirmed that Pakistan had violated several provisions of its bilateral investment treaty with Australia

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