Author: Nikos Lavranos

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ECJ Advocate General: Intra-EU Energy Charter Treaty investor-state arbitration is illegal

The European Court of Justice’s Advocate General Szpunar opined that the investor-state arbitration system under the Energy Charter Treaty is not applicable within the European Union. This will further increase the pressure on the ongoing ECT modernisation process and might very well herald the end of the ECT within the EU.

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UNCITRAL investor-state reform talks: appeals tribunal solution – more questions than answers

The latest round of negotiations among the member states of the UNCITRAL Working Group III on ISDS reforms held last week (8-12 February 2021) revealed increasing diversity rather than more unity among the parties on the future of investor-state dispute settlement and EU-sponsored plans for a multilateral court system. The …

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WTO rules provide basis for DCFTA arbitration ruling on Ukrainian lumber export restrictions

The EU said it prevailed in its first bilateral FTA panel case against Ukraine in a dispute relating to Ukraine’s export ban on certain wood products, but the ruling also leaves Ukraine room to keep some restrictions. The ruling and the case prove that rules-based resolution of trade disputes remains …