Rimantas Daujotas, Motieka & Audzevicius PLP* As it was recently announced, Slovakia has succeeded in referring the legality of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties to the European Court of Justice, as part of its bid to stop Dutch insurer Achmea from enforcing a €22 million UNCITRAL award. In a decision on 3 March 2016, Germany's Federal Court … Continue reading The Helping Hand of the MFN for the Intra-EU Bilateral Investment Treaties
Month: May 2016
DAA General Meeting of Members and Investment Committee Event – 20 May 2016
The DAA has the pleasure of inviting you to its third General Meeting of Members as well as to the first event of its Investment Committee on the topic: “The Hague: How to make it a more attractive arbitral seat”. The General Meeting and the event of the Investment Committee will take place on Friday, … Continue reading DAA General Meeting of Members and Investment Committee Event – 20 May 2016
Can Investors Use the Proposed Unified Patent Court for Treaty Shopping?
Pratyush Nath Upreti*, Upreti & Associates In recent years, there have been several discussions on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) and its impact on states' sovereign right to regulate. The latest cases of Philip Morris and Eli Lilly are evident where intellectual property claims were brought under the scrutiny of investment tribunals. These cases have received greater attention, … Continue reading Can Investors Use the Proposed Unified Patent Court for Treaty Shopping?
Across the Strait: The Case for a Special EU-Taiwan Trade and Investment Partnership
by Horia Ciurtin LL.M., Managing Editor of the EFILA Blog* Not Just a Bridgehead: Mercantile Reflections on EU’s Taiwan Position At the crossroads of global trade, Taiwan represents a hot spot that unites the flows of goods and capital from near mainland China, from the South-East Asian cauldron, as well as a bridgehead for Western transoceanic … Continue reading Across the Strait: The Case for a Special EU-Taiwan Trade and Investment Partnership