Tag Archives: Investment arbitration

Investment treaties as a form of protection for Chinese outbound investors

Chinese outbound direct investment (“ODI”) reached new heights in 2013, and the upward trend looks to continue as Chinese investors inject capital into diverse investments and strategic acquisitions around the world. As Chinese investors continue to look abroad for new … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinars

There are a number of upcoming webinars which are likely to be of particular interest to clients from across the Asian region. Negotiating the challenges of Myanmar – Thursday, 27 June 2013 In this webinar Herbert Smith Freehill’s Myanmar practice group … Continue reading

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China-Taiwan Bilateral Investment Protection Agreement: dispute resolution mechanisms exclude international arbitration

On 9 August 2012, after two years of negotiation, Mainland Chinese and Taiwanese negotiators signed the Cross-strait Bilateral Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement (“IPA“).  The IPA is expected to promote cross-strait economic exchanges, and to attract more Mainland Chinese investors … Continue reading

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Bilateral Investment Agreement signed between Iraq and Japan on 7th June 2012

A bilateral investment agreement or treaty (BIT) between Japan and Iraq was signed on 7th June 2012. This is the first BIT between Iraq and a major economy and is a significant and credible commitment by Iraq to the rights … Continue reading

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Trilateral Investment Agreement signed by China, Japan and South Korea

On 13 May 2012, China, Japan and South Korea signed the Agreement among the Government of Japan, the Government of the Republic of Korea and the Government of the People’s Republic of China for the Promotion, Facilitation and Protection of … Continue reading

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India liable under BIT for extensive judicial delays

An UNCITRAL tribunal in Singapore has held that the Republic of India breached its obligation under the India-Kuwait bilateral investment treaty (“BIT“) to provide investors with an “effective means of asserting claims and enforcing rights” through undue delay in the … Continue reading

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