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 procedural order (available in Spanish only) disclosing the fact that the parties to the arbitration … Read more

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 in our previous blog post here, the Convention will make it far easier for States … Read more