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INVESTMENT ARBITRATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS: AN EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT

On April 5, 2019, Daniel Behn posted at the blog of the European Journal of International Law an extensive article named “Investment Arbitration and its discontents: An Empirical Assessment”, which is authored by Malcolm Langford, Daniel Behn and Laura Letourneau-Tremblay. According to the authors, the legitimacy crisis in international investment arbitration continues to generate attempts …

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Empirical Perspectives on Investment Arbitration: what do we know? Does it matter? ISDS Academic Forum Working Group 7 Paper.

The last decade has witnessed a burgeoning empirical research field on investment treaty arbitration (ITA). Probing its origins, functioning and effects – and even doctrinal questions, scholars have used a range of methods (quantitative, qualitative and computational) to analyze the regime. Such empirical research has been greatly facilitated by the rapid expansion and proliferation in …

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Arbitraje Internacional en Ingeniería, Construcción e Infraestructuras

AACNI (UK) Limited organiza unas charlas sobre arbitraje de inversión en disputas relativas a proyectos internacionales de ingeniería, construcción e infraestructuras. El evento, que se celebra en Barcelona el próximo día 8 de noviembre, consiste en cuatro ponencias y un almuerzo. El programa es el siguiente: 09:00-09:15 Registro de asistentes. 09:15-10:00 Línea de frontera entre …

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La Ley de Navegación Marítima de la “A” a la “Z”

Escrita por Albert Badia, esta obra facilita la comprensión de algunos conceptos de uso cotidiano que se encuentran regulados en la Ley 14/2014, de 24 de julio, de Navegación Marítima. Desgrana, de la A a la Z, cincuenta figuras que se encuentran reguladas en dicha ley. Con un lenguaje sencillo y en forma de fichas, se presenta como un manual …

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“Colloquium: International Investment Law and Law of Armed Conflict”.

Ana Maria Daza Vargas and Daniel Behn presented a paper at the “Colloquium: International Investment Law and Law of Armed Conflict”. This colloquium was chaired by the European Society of International Law – International Economic Law Interest Group on 5 and 6 October 2017 in Athens. Their paper is titled “War and Peace in Libya: Investment treaty …

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Els projectes d’enginyeria, els tractats internacionals i l’arbitratge

Els tractats d’inversió constitueixen una eina legal indispensable a l’hora de contractar projectes a l’estranger. i ens ofereixen un ventall de possibilitats molt extens i favorable. Poc importa quina és la jurisdicció i llei del contracte, quines són les condicions del plec o quina és l’entitat que licita el projecte. Els contractes van per una …

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El abandono de las mercancías de importación. Por Mónica Comas y Dolores Mirmi. Diario del Puerto 2016

Con bastante frecuencia nos encontramos con el problema del abandono de las mercancías de importación cuyo transporte ya culminó. Ello ocurre, cuando a pesar de haberse ejecutado el transporte según las instrucciones, el destinatario final no las retira. El importador desaparece, no coge las llamadas, ni contesta los e-mails, tampoco recoge el albarán de entrega, …

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International Investment Law and Water Resources Management: An Appraisal of indirect expropriation

This is a book authored by Ana Maria Daza-Clark and published in December 2016 by Brill Nijhoff within the series of “International Investment Law”. Mrs. Daza-Clark offers an appraisal of indirect expropriation, revisiting the well-known doctrine of the police power. Through the lens of international investment law, the author explores a framework that assesses the …

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“Managing Backlash – The Evolving Investment Treaty Arbitrator?” Authored by Malcolm Langford and Daniel Behn and published by the European Journal of International Law.

Have investment treaty arbitrators responded to the so-called ‘legitimacy crisis’ that has beleaguered the international investment regime in the past decade? There are strong rational choice and discursive-based reasons for thinking that arbitrators would be responsive to the prevailing ‘stakeholder mood.’ However, a competing set of legalistic and attitudinal factors may prevent arbitrators from bending towards the arc of enhanced …

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El Valor del Silencio en las operaciones de Comercio. Por Juan Antonio Távara. (Revista Agricultura. Núm.994)

El tráfico mercantil no admite dilaciones. Las operaciones de comercio no pueden detenerse para implementar grandes rituales formales. Los operadores del mercado requieren dinamismo para contratar y ejecutar. El precio de la oportunidad perdida es demasiado alto. Por eso el Código de Comercio español, vigente desde 1885, reconoce como fuente de Derecho con carácter vinculante …

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“Taxation of Foreign Investments under International Law: Article 21 of the Energy Charter Treaty in Context.” By Uğur Erman Özgür (Energy Charter Secretariat, September 2015)

Taxation of foreign investments is a key regulatory exercise in every sovereign State. Inasmuch as it is not “designed to effect a dispossession outside the normative constraints and practices of the taxing powers”, the right to tax foreign investments is also a legitimate regulatory exercise. Investment treaty arbitration (ITA) tribunals often examine whether taxation measures …

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