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Live webcast of hearing on jurisdiction and the merits: United Utilities (Tallinn) B.V. and Aktsiaselts Tallinna Vesi v. Republic of Estonia (ICSID Case No. ARB/14/24)

A hearing on jurisdiction and the merits in ICSID Case No. ARB/14/24, United Utilities (Tallinn) B.V. and Aktsiaselts Tallinna Vesi v Republic of Estonia, will be transmitted live via internet feed from Monday, November 7, 2016 to Tuesday, November 15, 2016 … Continue reading

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UNCITRAL Transparency Rules applied for the first time in investor-State arbitration

Iberdrola, S.A. and Iberdrola Energia. S.A.U. v. Bolivia (PCA Case No. 2015-05) is the first case to apply the UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration ("Rules on Transparency").  On 7 August 2015, the arbitral tribunal issued the first … Continue reading

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A further step towards a new era of transparency in investor-state dispute resolution? 7 States sign UN Convention on transparency

Yesterday, in a further steps towards transparency in investor-state dispute resolution, seven States signed the UN Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor State Arbitration. Those States were: Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden, the UK, the US and Mauritius. As explained … Continue reading

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UN General Assembly formally adopts Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor State Arbitration

The UN General Assembly formally adopted the Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (the Transparency Convention) on 10 December 2014. The Transparency Convention makes it easier for States to apply the UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration … Continue reading

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Repaving the Southeast Asian Silk Road: EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement negotiations concluded

In the wake of the recent agreement of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (EU-Canada CETA) and after just over a year of negotiations, the EU and Singapore have released their free trade Agreement (EUSFTA) to the public.  (See … Continue reading

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Video post in “Observations on Arbitration” series: “The UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration”

In this video post in the “Observations on Arbitration” series, Christian Leathley considers the impact of the UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration. The video posts can be downloaded to your computer for offline viewing. Click here to … Continue reading

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