Court Grants Canada's Request To Bifurcate Issues In NAFTA Arbitration

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A tribunal for the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on Jan. 18 granted a request by the government of Canada to bifurcate certain jurisdictional issues from the merits of an arbitration filed by an energy company that alleges that Canada violated the North American Free Trade Agreement (Mesa Power Group v. Government of Canada, No. 2012-17, PCA; See July 2011, Page 16).

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