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.

CIAR Global | 14-Jun-2021
La Comisión Europea y los Estados miembros han participado en la quinta ronda de negociación sobre la modernización del Tratado de la Carta de la Energía (TCE). Entre los temas discutidos: la Solución de Controversias.
CIAR Global | 14-Jun-2021
La compañía Kaloti Metals & Logistics ha presentado un arbitraje de inversiones contra Perú en el Centro Internacional de Arreglo de Diferencias relativas a Inversiones (CIADI). Tras la demanda una investigación por comercio ilegal y blanqueo de capitales.
CIAR Global | 13-Jun-2021
Finalmente, las compañías inversoras en energías renovables Eiser Infrastructure Ltd. y Energia Solar Luxembourg SARL han renunciado a su lucha por el laudo de 128 millones de euros contra España, emitido a su favor en 2017 y que fue anulado porque el árbitro designado por los inversores tenía un conflicto de intereses que no había sido revelado.
Global Arbitration Review | 11-Jun-2021
Avima Iron Ore has become the latest mining company to file for ICC arbitration against the Republic of the Congo over the revocation of its licences, claiming US$27 billion in damages.
Semanario Universidad | 7-Jun-2021
Tribunal exime a Costa Rica de pagar $400 millones pues inversionista no demostró daño económico que reclamaba.
Nigerian Tribune | 7-Jun-2021
The Nigerian Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, has called for the establishment and strengthening of more arbitration institutions in Africa in line with international standards.
CIAR Global | 4-Jun-2021
La minera británica Anglo American plc. ha presentado una demanda de arbitraje de inversiones contra Colombia ante el Centro Internacional de Arreglo de Diferencias relativas a Inversiones (CIADI).
Energy Charter | 3-Jun-2021
Nigeria has completed all three of its accession reports but the Energy Charter Conference placed restrictions on ECT accession finalization procedures, placing Nigeria’s accession path into a state of pause.
Reuters | 3-Jun-2021
Ecuador has 60 days to make the payment and has already contacted Perenco to start negotiations. In 2020, the country inked a $6.5 billion emergency deal with the IMF.
JuriGuide | 3-Jun-2021
Le groupe koweïtien Agility estime avoir été exproprié par l’État irakien dans le cadre du rachat d’une entreprise locale en commun avec le groupe français Orange.

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