investor-state disputes

What is investor-state mediation?

What is investor-state mediation?
Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) has to date been dominated by arbitration. However, stakeholders have called for new mechanisms, such as mediation, to settle investor-state disputes. This article is designed ... Read More

Videos available: Investor-state mediation events

Videos available: Investor-state mediation events
The video and summary for the recent IMI-SIMI Investor-State Mediation roundtable is now available. Featuring Judith Knieper (UNCITRAL), Mark Appel (IMI ISDS Taskforce member and former Chair), Alejandro Carballo Leyda ... Read More

Upcoming Investor-State Mediation Events

Upcoming Investor-State Mediation Events
Two fantastic events on investor-state mediation are taking place online shortly, including an IMI-SIMI 'Expert Roundtable' convened by Wolf von Kumberg, and a UNCITRAL webinar aimed at demystifying the use ... Read More

COVID-19 and Mediation of Investor-State disputes: A way forward

COVID-19 and Mediation of Investor-State disputes: A way forward
Host states vulnerable to claims by foreign companies for obstructing business and investment with new public health regulations that aim to 'flatten the curve' on Covid-19 and protect community wellbeing ... Read More

Wolf von Kumberg on ISDS and the Singapore Convention

Wolf von Kumberg on ISDS and the Singapore Convention
Yesterday Wolf von Kumberg gave a presentation on investor-state disputes in the new era of the Singapore Convention, followed by a Q&A session. Watch the video below, download a summary ... Read More

The PCA Signs Agreement To Facilitate Hearings In Florence

The PCA Signs Agreement To Facilitate Hearings In Florence
The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in the Hague will now be able to hold hearings in the Italian city of Florence, after signing a cooperation agreement with the Florence ... Read More
GPC, News

Investment Arbitration And Financial Products

Investment Arbitration And Financial Products
Unanticipated disputes can sometimes arise when private companies conduct business in a foreign country. However, foreign investors are granted substantive protections through bilateral investment treaties (BITs), therefore in many cases ... Read More
GPC, News

Update: New Public Consultation On Shaping European Investment Dispute Resolution Policy

Update: New Public Consultation On Shaping European Investment Dispute Resolution Policy
The European Commission (EC) has launched a new public consultation on the EU's investment dispute resolution policy along with the options for multilateral reform, including the possible establishment of a ... Read More

Investor-State Mediation: Not Whether, Or Even When, But How

Investor-State Mediation: Not Whether, Or Even When, But How
It has long been suggested that public bodies are antagonistic to negotiating settlements with private investors. The supposed, underlying rationale is that government officials are reluctant to be seen as ... Read More

Some Thoughts On CETA

Some Thoughts On CETA
High drama this week, with CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU, first blocked by the Walloons, and then rescued following some marathon diplomacy (or ... Read More
GPC, Opinion

New Competency Criteria for Investor-State Mediators

New Competency Criteria for Investor-State Mediators
Investor-state disputes are constantly changing, as are the ways they are being resolved. While arbitration is well known in the area of investor-state disputes, mediation is also beginning to gain ... Read More