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US Law of Foreign Investment Retains Vitality Where BIT Is Absent

The denunciation in early 2012 of the ICSID Convention by the Venezuelan government of the late Hugo Chavez left some US energy sector investors unaffected, as Venezuela had never seen fit to make a bilateral investment treaty with the United States that would have enable US investors to access ICSID arbitration via a US BIT. […]

How Shall We Prove Arbitral Corruption With “Abundant Clarity”??

Shall we applaud, or regret, the latest decision from a panel in the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals concerning the quality of proof needed to vacate an international arbitration award for “evident partiality or corruption”? (Kohel Beth Yechiel Mechil of Tartikov, Inc. v. YLL Irrevocable Trust, No. 12-3247-CV (2d Cir. Aug. 30, 2013). Shall […]