July 2013

The world’s worst judicial system?

Source: SOUTHNEWS No. 36, 30 July 2013 SOUTHNEWS is a service of the South Centre to provide information and news on topical issues from a South perspective. Visit the South Centre’s website: More countries are realising how they are at the losing end of a biased arbitration system that is loaded against them in investment …
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Cost allocation in investment arbitration: Back toward diversification

Source: Columbia FDI Perspectives Perspectives on topical foreign direct investment issues by the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment   Cost allocation in investment arbitration: Back toward diversification by Baiju S. Vasani and Anastasiya Ugale* In 2006, the Thunderbird tribunal, operating under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, called for the harmonization of cost-allocation approaches in commercial and …
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Criticism of the million-dollar compensation by the Mexican government to multinational company, Abengoa

Source: June 21, 2013 A collection of ecological and social action groups – Ecologistas en Acción, l’Observatori del Deute en la Globalització (ODG), el Col-lectiu Respostes a les Empreses Transnacionals (RETS) y Enginyeria Sense Fronteres (ESF) – have rejected the decision of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) to compensate the Spanish …
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