ISDS

Total 11 Posts

Cosco-Peru Port Dispute Investment Arbitration Initiated

A dispute between the Peruvian government and a Chinese company building a port in Peru has taken the first step towards an investment arbitration proceeding, although there is still time for the parties to work out their differences.

China-Nicaragua Free Trade Agreement Enters into Force

On January 1, the China-Nicaragua Free Trade Agreement (FTA) entered into force. In this piece, we examine the details of the schedules of tariff concessions under the FTA, and the provisions on services trade and investment.

Chinese-Owned Mining Company Files Investment Claim against Colombia

Various reports indicate that a Chinese-owned mining company operating in Colombia has filed a claim against the government of Colombia, arguing that the government's failure to protect its gold mine operation from violent attacks violates international investment obligations.

Huawei Files Lawsuits against UK and Portugal

In recent months, there have been reports and commentary about investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) lawsuits by Huawei against the governments of both the United Kingdom and Portugal, as well as a lawsuit in domestic court against Portugal.

New Paper on Modernizing Chinese International Investment Agreements

In a new article in the Asian Center for WTO Law & International Health Law and Policy, a Chinese legal scholar examines the issues and challenges facing China in the modernization of its international investment agreements (IIAs).

Law Review Article Considers Huawei ISDS Complaint against Sweden

A new law review article discusses the Huawei investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) challenge to the Swedish government's decision to ban its products from the 5G network on the basis of national security concerns. The author concludes that "it is likely that the arbitral tribunal will substantially defer

U.S. Court Rejects Nigerian Sovereign Immunity Defense in Lawsuit over Arbitration Award on Chinese Investment

In an opinion issued last week, a U.S. court ruled against Nigeria's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by a Chinese company trying to enforce an international investment arbitration award.
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