The investment treaty system is likely to be marked by the co-existence of investor-state arbitration and an international investment court, leading to pluralism rather than a dichotomous either/or choice or a clear before-and-after moment.
This Working Group was not “business as usual” because it was much more government-led than is typical of UNCITRAL Working Groups and it started out with a vote instead of conforming to UNCITRAL’s typical approach of working by consensus.
Un tribunal arbitral vient de mettre fin au bras de fer qui oppose l’Etat algérien à l’homme d’affaires égyptien Naguib Sawiris. Il a rejeté la réclamation de 4 milliards de dollars émise par ce dernier contre Alger.
Australian company planned was to mine tantulum, but seventeen years later, the company is suing the Egyptian government for potentially hundreds of millions of dollars after the military regime blocked plans.