Draft Regulations have been published by the South African government setting out rules for the mediation of investor-state disputes (to the exclusion of international arbitration).  

Click here to read our Johannesburg office's bulletin, which highlights concerns with the proposed developments and calls for the Regulations to be brought into harmony with international best practice, such as the International Bar Association's Rules for Investor-State Mediation (which recognise mediation as a supplement, not a substitute, for international arbitration).