We now have a second WTO partner expressing concerns about provincial wine regulations (cough, monopolies) here in Canada. This time it is Australia. Continue reading Canadian Wine in Geneva, again
With thanks to Investment Treaty News, here is another ICSID summary. Continue reading Chinese state-owned company moves forward with investment arbitration
From Investment Treaty News, here is my summary of a recent ICSID award. Continue reading Corporate social responsibility program of Canadian mining company in Peru receives arbitral scrutiny
Canadian laws against foreign bribery have in the past been criticized over inconsistent enforcement. Continue reading Bribery Charges Against Calgary Businessman Dropped
The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced it will maintain China’s status as a non-market economy (NME) going forward. Continue reading China’s WTO Non-Market Economy
Since becoming the U.S. government’s chief trade lawyer, Robert Lighthizer has made his mark on Canadians by initiating re-negotiation of NAFTA. Continue reading Wine at the WTO
Burlington Resources is a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil that was producing oil in the Ecuadorian amazon.
My summary of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Chapter 11 arbitration award against the Government of Canada is now published online.
Now that Robert Lighthizer has been formally confirmed as the U.S. government’s chief trade lawyer, he has wasted no time in going after a trade agreement of tremendous importance to Canadians, NAFTA. Continue reading U.S. initiates NAFTA renegotiations
With thanks to colleagues at the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Investment Treaty News Continue reading NAFTA tribunal orders Ottawa to Compensate Ontario Feed-In Tariff Investor