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Urbaser v. Argentina and Burlington v. Ecuador: Investment arbitration is not over the counterclaims yet

Two recent decisions by tribunals have advanced the body of tribunal practice considering the issue of counterclaims by respondent states in investment treaty arbitration: Burlington Resources Inc. v. Ecuador, in which the tribunal awarded damages against the investor for breach … Continue reading

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Ecuadorian Bill for the Enforcement of Awards and Judgments: will recent developments give the bill further impetus?

The Bill for the Enforcement of Awards and Judgments was introduced into the National Assembly of Ecuador in December 2013, against the backdrop of the ongoing dispute between Chevron and Ecuador which is playing out in a number of fora. … Continue reading

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Ecuador to establish commission to audit bilateral investment treaties

On 5 October 2013, the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, confirmed that a commission is to be established to audit the bilateral investment treaties (BITs) that Ecuador currently has with other countries. According to the national Ministry of Planning and … Continue reading

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Further steps given by Ecuador to terminate its bilateral investment treaty with the USA

On 6 March 2013, Ecuador’s President, Mr Rafael Correa, requested that Ecuador’s legislature (the National Assembly) approve the denunciation of the bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between the USA and Ecuador (the Treaty).  This is a further testament to the Government … Continue reading

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Record Award Against Ecuador Demonstrates Willingness of Tribunal to Review State Decisions on Grounds of Proportionality

In an award notified to the parties on 5 October 2012 (the Award), the majority of a three-member arbitral tribunal established under the ICSID Convention has directed the Republic of Ecuador (Ecuador or the Respondent) to pay US companies Occidental … Continue reading

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