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Croatia and Several Banks Settle Four ICSID Arbitrations Regarding the Retroactive Conversion of Swiss Franc Denominated Loans

7 July 2021, by Diego Luis Alonso Massa

According to a joint statement issued by the Government of Croatia and several banks, long standing disputes arising from the retroactive conversion...

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Round and Round it Goes: Dutch Court Highlights Contradictions in Arbitral Tribunal's Assessment of Merck's "Denial of Justice" Claim Against Ecuador

6 July 2021, by Diego Luis Alonso Massa

As has been extensively reported, the District Court of The Hague on 18 June 2021 upheld Merck Sharp & Dohme’s €44 million investment...

Canadian Miner's Malian Subsidiary Seeks Remedies Against Mali on Multiple Fronts

29 June 2021, by Diego Luis Alonso Massa

B2Gold – a Canadian gold mining company – has initiated arbitral proceedings against the Republic of Mali through its Malian subsidiary,...

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Will the New Spain-Colombia Bit Model Accelerate the Transition to a Multilateral Investment Court?

25 June 2021, by Diego Luis Alonso Massa

On 15 June 2021, the Spanish Council of Ministers issued a resolution authorising* the signing of a new Agreement for the reciprocal promotion and...

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) ...

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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...

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