Cross-Post: ISDS policy trend round up for 2023

What are the trends in investor state dispute resolution at a macro level that have developed over 2023? We have put together a round-up which has been posted in full on the PIL Notes blog here. For further information, please contact Andrew Cannon, Partner, Christian Leathley, Partner, Hannah Ambrose, Partner, Vanessa Naish, Professional Support Consultant,  … Read more

ICSID MEMBER STATES APPROVE AMENDED 2022 ARBITRATION RULES

On 21 March 2022, the Member States of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) approved wide-ranging amendments to the ICSID Regulations and Rules, which will come into effect on 1 July 2022. HSF Partner Andrew Cannon and Professional Support Consultant Vanessa Naish have considered the new rules in a post on … Read more

INSIDE ARBITRATION ISSUE #13 PERSPECTIVES ON CROSS-BORDER DISPUTES

Welcome to the thirteenth issue of Inside Arbitration.  We are delighted to share with you the latest interactive issue of this publication from Herbert Smith Freehills’ Global Arbitration Practice. 2022 opened with continued uncertainty in the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. This has tested all of our resilience, which has never been a more … Read more

ICSID RELEASES REVISED PROPOSED MEDIATION RULES

On 15 June 2021, the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes released its latest working paper as part of its Rules Amendment Project. In addition to proposing changes to the ICSID Convention and ICSID Additional Facility arbitration and conciliation, as covered in our earlier blog post, Working Paper 5 also refines the proposed … Read more

CROSS POST: UNCITRAL PUBLISHES INITIAL DRAFT ON THE REGULATION OF THIRD-PARTY FUNDING IN INVESTOR-STATE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

In a recent post on our Public International Law Notes blog, Christian Leathley, Amal Bouchenaki, Florencia Villaggi and Louis Thivierge consider the UNCITRAL Secretariat’s initial draft provisions on the regulation of third-party funding in Investor-State Dispute Settlement, which presents various potential models that the Working Group on Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform may adopt for regulating … Read more

ICSID RELEASES STATISTICS FOR RECORD YEAR 2020

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”) has released case statistics for 2020 (available here) showing a record number of new cases. While the figures confirm that the Covid-19 pandemic has not so far significantly affected the nature of those disputes, other changes – such as a shift to virtual hearings – are … Read more