Italy
Kluwer Arbitration Blog | 19-Aug-2017
Is there inconsistency among the tribunals in the solar energy cases?
EJIL: Talk! | 13-Jun-2017
The ICSID tribunal in Eskosol in liquidazione v. Italy rejected Italy’s Rule 41.5 application to have the claim thrown out for being “manifestly without legal merit.” I offer a summary and some reflections on two interesting aspects on the tribunal’s jurisdiction.
Tech Dirt | 21-Apr-2017
ISDS is an attempt to remove the risk of investment from companies, and place it squarely on the public’s shoulders, without any quid pro quo.
Basta | 4-Apr-2017
C’est au tour de l’Italie d’être trainé en justice par une multinationale pétrolière. Son crime : vouloir protéger son littoral des risques d’une marée noire.
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.
Global Trade | 12-Aug-2016
Arbitrations will determine responsibility for Panama Canal overruns of $1.6 billion.
Global Arbitration News | 6-May-2015
The Italian government has recently declared its withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty (“ECT”).
Business Day | 11-Aug-2010
An international arbitration tribunal in The Hague has dismissed an objection by Italian investors claiming that SA’s black economic empowerment requirements represented expropriation and violated the country’s bilateral investment treaties with Italy and the Belgo-Luxembourg Economic Union.
Corporate Europe Observatory | 7-Mar-2008
Running their business via a letterbox company in the Netherlands, transnational corporations profit from the corporate-friendly Dutch tax regime and bilateral investment treaties the Netherlands has with third countries. Euro Telecom Italia (ETI), a subsidiary of Italian telecoms giant ENTEL, is one such letterbox company. ETI recently lodged a complaint with the World Bank tribunal ICSID against Bolivia for compensation, after the Bolivian government had launched a review the company’s much-criticised performance and attempted to negotiate a buy back of what used to be a public telecommunications company.
Moneyweb | 30-Mar-2007
Finstone Ltd SA, a foreign mining company based in Luxembourg, is suing the South African government for an alleged expropriation of its mineral rights. Finstone is a holding company in control of three South African granite producing operations i.e. Marlin, Red Graniti and Kelgran. The real challenge posed by this legal action is that the abovementioned investors find the black economic empowerment programme is in violation of the bilateral treaties signed with South Africa by both Luxembourg and Italy.

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