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Ivars Mēkons on Crucial Moment for International Investment Law

In the 1970s a large group of States attempted to subject protection of foreign investments to the overall interests of the Host State; they viewed any self-standing international rule for the protection of investments as obsolete. A problem now exists...

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The Philippines Breastmilk Substitute/Supplement Marketing Framework Violates WTO Law (Part 1 of 2)

by Lawrence Kogan This article has been divided into two parts. Part 1 will analyze these restrictions under the terms of the Technical Barriers to Trade ("TBT") Agreement, focusing on how the the Philippine breastmilk substitute and breastmilk...

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The Philippines Breastmilk Substitute/Supplement Marketing Framework Violates WTO Law (Part 2 of 2)

by Lawrence Kogan This article has been divided into two parts. Part 1 analyzed the the Philippine breastmilk substitute and breastmilk supplement marketing framework ("PH BMS Framework") restrictions under the terms of the Technical Barriers...

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Analysis: Supreme Court Rejects Alien Tort Claims Premised on Overseas Conduct in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum

by Brittany Prelogar and Laura Ardito Summary: The Court limited Alien Tort claims for human rights violations on non-U.S. soil. Nigerians alleged Royal Dutch Petroleum and Shell Transport & Trading Company, of Holland and UK respectively, operating...

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Federal Judge Confirms $400 Million ICC Award, Finds Mexican Court Erred

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) A New York federal judge on Aug. 27 granted a Mexican corporation’s request to confirm an approximately $400 million arbitration award that was issued in its favor in a dispute over contracts for the construction...

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Ivars Mēkons on The Crucial Moment for International Investment Law and Arbitration

by Ivars Mēkons Excerpt: Legal practitioners, as well as global corporations have quickly perceived the positive remedial character of bilateral investment treaties (" BITs ") against unfair sovereign conduct by host States. The caseload...