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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 to Sweden’s
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.
Chinese Company Pursues Investment Claim against Ecuador Government over Mine Dispute
After protests put a halt to its mining operations, a Chinese company running a gold mine in Ecuador has brought a lawsuit against the Ecuadorian government under a China-Ecuador bilateral investment treaty.
Australian Company with Key Chinese Shareholder Brings ISDS Complaint Against Denmark, Greenland on Rare Earth Mine
Greenland Minerals A/S ("GMAS") has brought a contract-based ISDS complaint against the governments of Greenland (known as "Naalakkersuisut") and Denmark in response to a Greenland law that bans uranium prospecting, exploration, and exploitation, and which interferes with the company's Kvanefjeld rare earths project in southern Greenland.
Law Journal Article Looks at Concurrent Proceedings under Chinese BITs and Domestic Courts
A recent article in the ICSID Review examines a German investment in China, and how a government expropriation was challenged in domestic courts and before an international tribunal.
Huawei Files International Arbitration Claim Against Sweden Over 5G Ban
Investment Arbitration Reporter reported yesterday that Huawei "has made good on an earlier threat to lodge arbitration proceedings against Sweden under the China-Sweden bilateral investment treaty (BIT)" in relation to Sweden's ban on Huawei's participation in its 5G network, and that the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)