AFCFTA PROTOCOL: REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT AND PROTECTION FOR INVESTORS

Johannesburg-based Partner Peter Leon, Associate Ernst Muller and Candidate Attorney Natasha Rachwal have recently authored an article discussing the ongoing negotiations for the African Continental Free Trade Area’s (“AfCFTA”) protocol on investment. The article considers the opportunity for AfCFTA drafters to establish an investment regime that supports modern investment policies and sustainable development. The article … Read more

PCA TRIBUNAL FINDS INDIA IN BREACH OF TREATY IN VODAFONE TAX DISPUTE

The Government of India has lost the first of three keenly anticipated decisions on the retrospective tax liabilities introduced by statute in 2012 to reverse the ruling of the Indian Supreme Court in the Vodafone case. The legislation was introduced in the Finance Act 2012 to reverse the Supreme Court’s ruling that Vodafone was not … Read more

AGREEMENT FOR THE TERMINATION OF INTRA-EU BITS ENTERS INTO FORCE

On 29 August 2020, the Agreement for the Termination of Bilateral Investment Treaties (the “BITs”) between the Member States of the European Union (the “EU”) (the “Termination Agreement”) entered into force. As discussed in one of our previous blog posts, the Termination Agreement was signed on 5 May 2020 by 23 EU Member States. In … Read more

NAVIGATING THE LOW OIL PRICE ENVIRONMENT PODCAST: HOW INVESTMENT TREATIES CAN PROTECT FOREIGN INVESTMENTS AGAINST STATE ACTION

Oil prices have recently reached historic lows and oil companies are faced with a number of potential legal issues as the prices impact their trading and operational agreements. In this podcast series, our energy disputes lawyers consider some of the key issues triggered by the current low oil price environment. Even investments into relatively stable … Read more