29 June: DAA Investment Committee meeting with the topic: Will arbitration survive the new era of protectionism?

As chair of the DAA Investment Committee, Nikos Lavranos is honored to invite you to the 2nd meeting with the following topic: President Trump, Brexit and elections in Europe: will arbitration survive the new era of protectionism? We will have two high-profile panels. The first panel will discuss whether Protectionism in Europe and the United… Read More 29 June: DAA Investment Committee meeting with the topic: Will arbitration survive the new era of protectionism?

Before the Other Shoe Drops (II): The First ICSID Final Award in the Spanish Renewable Energy Arbitration Saga Finds for the Investors – Crossing the Line?

by Clifford J. Hendel, Araoz & Rueda Abogados The following updates the author’s entry September 2015 in this blog entitled “Before the Other Shoe Drops: The Current State of Renewable Energy Arbitration in Spain.”  In recent years, some 30 cases have been filed — under SCC, UNCITRAL and (principally) ICSID rules — alleging that Spain… Read More Before the Other Shoe Drops (II): The First ICSID Final Award in the Spanish Renewable Energy Arbitration Saga Finds for the Investors – Crossing the Line?

Urbaser v. Argentina: Analysing the Expanding Scope of Investment Arbitration in light of Human Rights Obligations

by Sujoy Sur While allowing investors the right to directly bring a claim against the States has said to be the single most progressive development in International Law in the 20th century, they also have gained recognition as ‘subjects’ of international law. It is this recognition which puts a corollary duty on the investor to regard… Read More Urbaser v. Argentina: Analysing the Expanding Scope of Investment Arbitration in light of Human Rights Obligations

EFILA Investment Treaty Arbitration Academy 2017: 17-22 July (Rotterdam)

The EFILA Investment Treaty Arbitration Academy is designed to provide in-depth knowledge on all relevant aspects of investment treaty arbitration. The Academy is specifically designed for Government officials and practitioners who already have some knowledge of and experience with investment treaty arbitration law. Highly-qualified post-graduate students and Ph.D. candidates with prior specialization in international investment… Read More EFILA Investment Treaty Arbitration Academy 2017: 17-22 July (Rotterdam)

Norton Rose Fulbright and EFILA: Investor-State Disputes, What Will Change Post-Brexit?

by Cara Dowling, Norton Rose Fulbright (London)* On Wednesday 29th March 2017, the UK government triggered Article 50 formally beginning the process of withdrawing the UK from the European Union. On that historic day, the London office of Norton Rose Fulbright and EFILA co-hosted a panel discussion with distinguished experts from industry, trade policy and… Read More Norton Rose Fulbright and EFILA: Investor-State Disputes, What Will Change Post-Brexit?

Arbitration in Iran: With Focus on International Commercial Arbitration (Part II)

Nasim Gheidi & Parham Zahedi, Gheidi & Associates (See Part 1 of this post here) Part two – Article 139 of Iranian Constitutional Law, a fundamental challenge in arbitrability In case the national law of the place of arbitration or the law of the state where award enforcement is being sought imposes a restriction on referring… Read More Arbitration in Iran: With Focus on International Commercial Arbitration (Part II)