Philippines
Business Mirror | 29-Mar-2017
Mining firms should not resort to international arbitration in forcing the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to revoke its decision to suspend 28 mines and cancel 75 mineral-production sharing agreements.
Focus | 3-Feb-2017
The recent investment arbitral decision against the Philippines in favor of the Belgian corporation should be a wake up call on the dangers posed by free trade and investment agreements.
Manila Times | 3-Feb-2017
Orders PH govt to pay Belgian firm P0.8 billion
KWM | 17-Oct-2016
The viability of the Filipino nickel industry is in a state of flux following President Rodrigo Duterte’s national audit of the country’s forty mines. Lawyers explore ISDS options.
Rappler | 22-Jul-2016
Shell Philippines Exploration BV has raised its tax dispute with the Philippine government before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
Inquirer | 17-Jun-2016
The Philippine government seeks to resolve the international arbitration case with operators of the Malampaya gas platform led by Royal Dutch Shell plc.
TNI | 24-May-2016
The Philippines has a web of investment treaties which severely constrain the government’s ability to regulate or close polluting mines, a legal straitjacket that will become even tighter if the EU–Philippines Free Trade Agreement and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) proceed
Politico | 23-May-2016
Philippine trade negotiators meet their DG Trade counterparts for a first round of trade talks, five months after they were announced, but nobody expects a cakewalk.
| 20-Apr-2012
The country should carefully study investment provisions before entering into foreign trade agreements (FTAs) as these may infringe on government’s regulatory power on foreign firms, an advocacy group on Friday said.
Malaya | 4-Jan-2011
The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington DC has vacated or voided its ruling made on Aug. 16, 2007, finding no cause in the complaint of Fraport, a German company, that the Philippine government violated a bilateral treaty with Germany when it voided Fraport’s contract to build and operate Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

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