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Ecuador's Re-Accession to the ICSID Convention Highlights Domestic Constitutional Controversy

23 June 2021, by Diego Luis Alonso Massa

On 21 June 2021, Ecuador’s government signed an agreement to re-join the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) ...


Chilena Consolidada Becomes the Second Insurance Company to Trigger a Dispute Settlement Mechanism Against Chile in Just over Five Weeks

17 June 2021, by Diego Luis Alonso Massa

Chilena Consolidada Seguros de Vida S.A. (hereinafter “Chilena Consolidada”) has become the second company in the life insurance sector...

Investor-Group Add Their Voice to Calls for Development of Green Trade Agenda

15 June 2021, by Diego Luis Alonso Massa

In a joint letter published on 10 June 2021 ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall, 457 investors – together holding approximately 1/3 of...

New ICC Arbitration Proceedings Bring into Sharp Focus the Debate on Global Pandemic’s Social and Economic Impact

11 June 2021, by Diego Luis Alonso Massa

Nigeria has allegedly failed to abide by its obligation to pay the USD 200,000,000 million compensation agreed upon in its January 2020 settlement ...

The Ecuadorian Government Announced its Intention to Initiate a Recourse Action Against Former Government Authorities, Including Former President Rafael Correa, in Connection with the Perenco Case

8 June 2021, by Diego Luis Alonso Massa

Both the General Secretariat of Communications of the Presidency and the Ecuadorian State Attorney General's Office have stated, in separate...

US Court Grants Stay of Proceedings with Due Deference to ICSID Regime

25 May 2021, by Diego Luis Alonso Massa

In Cube Infrastructure v Spain, two separate adjudicators made what appear to be conflicting decisions based on the same underlying facts. Both...


The Netherlands’ Attempts to Bypass ICSID Dispute Settlement Doomed to Fail

20 May 2021, by Diego Luis Alonso Massa

As has been widely reported, on 11 May 2021, the Netherlands asked a German court to determine the admissibility of two ICSID claims brought against...

Mexican Federal Judges Suspend Controversial Hydrocarbon Act

18 May 2021, by Diego Luis Alonso Massa

Presented as an indispensable instrument to fight corruption in the energy sector and protect Mexico's national sovereignty, reforms too...

Argentina Reveals Plans to Review and Replace All BITs

17 May 2021, by Diego Luis Alonso Massa

In a tweet posted mid-January 2021, Argentina’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Felipe Solá effectively revealed plans ......

Ohio National Life Insurance Group S.A. Triggers Dispute Resolution Mechanism Under the U.S.-Chile FTA Agreement

14 May 2021, by Diego Luis Alonso Massa

Insurance company Ohio National Seguros de Vida S.A has formally initiated the Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism provided for in Art. 10.14...