International Investment

Italy withdraws from Energy Charter Treaty

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The Italian government has recently declared its withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty ("ECT"). The ECT is a multilateral treaty between 53 countries across...

Brazil signs new bilateral investment treaties with Mozambique and Angola: new approach to BITs...

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On 30 March 2015, Brazil and Mozambique entered into a treaty, which they call the Agreement for Cooperation and Investment Facilitation. On 1 April,...

Rising number of arbitration procedures against the Government of Spain involving investments in renewable...

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The reform of the renewable energy industry in Spain has resulted in more than ten arbitration procedures filed by foreign or foreign-controlled investors, given...

Venezuela versus the ICSID Convention

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Venezuela's withdrawal from the ICSID Convention does not prevent foreign investors from relying on other mechanisms in order to protect their rights. On 24 January...

The Pacific Alliance and foreign investment

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Important companies headquartered in Peru are nowadays investing in countries of the Pacific Alliance. This is the case of Alicorp and the Gloria Group...

Vietnam: New Decision defining the roles of State bodies in the Settlement of International...

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As Vietnam's trade and investment ties with the global economy continue to deepen, it is normal and inevitable that a small minority of projects...