State Contracts, Stabilization Clauses and Disputes
Is the recently signed Morocco-Nigeria BIT a step towards a more balanced form of intra-African investor protection?
On 3 December 2016, Morocco and Nigeria signed a new bilateral investment treaty (the "BIT"), with the overarching aim of strengthening "the bonds of friendship and cooperation" between the two States. The BIT (available here) is yet to be ratified … Continue reading
ICSID issues Practice Notes for Respondents in ICSID Arbitration aimed at helping states avoid investment disputes and demystifying ICSID procedure
ICSID has published Practice Notes for Respondents in ICSID Arbitration (the "Notes"), a 31 page practical guidance note on ICSID arbitration brought under the ICSID Convention or the ICSID Additional Facility Rules. The Notes aim to answer the questions most … Continue reading
In this short video in our Observations series, Andrew Cannon, Partner in our International Arbitration and Public International Law practices, considers state immunity issues. Andrew discusses the restrictive doctrine of immunity enshrined in the State Immunity Act 1978 and describes the steps … Continue reading
Tuesday 21 October 2014, London, Dubai, Tokyo 9.30 – 10.30am BST 12.30 – 1.30pm GST 5.30 – 6.30pm JST As the turmoil in Iraq shows no sign of abating, our panel of expert speakers draw from their own experience in … Continue reading
With the question of independence on the agenda in Scotland and Kurdistan to name only two, the possible creation of new states has potentially significant ramifications for business, and particularly investments, risk assessments and contracts. Today a panel comprised of … Continue reading