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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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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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Long-awaited EU-Canada trade agreement agreed – a blueprint to set the standard for future investment protection?

On Friday 26 September, after five years of negotiations, the EU and Canada agreed in principle to a text for the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). It is certainly comprehensive, running to 1,500 pages. It is the first such agreement … Continue reading

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A further step towards transparency: UNCITRAL approves Draft Convention on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration

On 9th July 2014, at its 47th session, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) approved a Draft Convention on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration (the Convention). The main aim of the Convention is to extend the application … Continue reading

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