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EU And U.S. Second Annual Review Of Privacy Shield
The European Union and the United States have now conducted the second annual review of Privacy Shield, a framework which regulates and facilitates the exchange of personal data across the Atlantic.
21 Nov 2018
Sanctions On Iran – Fight For The Survival Of The JCPOA
The statement serves as a reminder that the issue of Iranian sanctions remains a live, and complex, issue.
2 Oct 2018
The CJEU preliminary ruling in Slovak Republic v. Achmea BV – the European Commission goes one step further
In a rare move the European Commission issued a communication to the European Parliament and Council on the "protection of intra-EU investments" on July 19, 2018 (the Communication).
European Union
23 Aug 2018
The CJEU Preliminary Ruling in Slovak Republic v Achmea BV – What Does it Mean for Arbitration Under Intra-EU Bits?
On March 6, 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) published its preliminary ruling in Slovak Republic v Achmea BV (Ruling), which held that the application of the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provision at Article 8 of the Netherlands-Slovakia bilateral investment treaty (BIT) was incompatible with EU law.
European Union
22 May 2018
Bridgestone's Tire Dispute in Panama Opens Door for Milestone Interpretation of Investment Treaty Protection for Trademarks
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has just released a decision on the expedited objections of the respondent state, Panama, in Bridgestone Licensing Services, Inc. and Bridgestone Americas, Inc. v Republic of Panama.
22 May 2018
Qatar – Sanctions And Restrictions: What Has Happened, And What It Might Mean For You
On 5 June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain (the Blockading Countries) severed diplomatic and economic relations with Qatar.
26 Jun 2017
Brexit – Implications For ASEAN
In this article we consider what implications Brexit could have for current and potential ASEAN investors in the UK. We also consider whether it is likely that, going forward...
25 Jan 2017
Brexit: Implications For Environmental Law
The consequences of Brexit for the environment and environmental laws barely featured in pre-referendum campaigning.
11 Oct 2016
China Amends Its Foreign-Investment Laws, Officially Reforming Its More Than Three-Decade-Old Foreign-Investment Approval Regime
On September 3, 2016, the Twelfth National People's Congress Standing Committee passed amendments to the current four main foreign-investment laws in China: Law of the People's Republic of China on Chinese-Foreign Equity Joint Venture Enterprises; Law of the People's Republic of China on Chinese-Foreign Cooperative Joint Venture Enterprises; Law of the People's Republic of China on Wholly-Foreign Owned Enterprises; and Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Investments of Tai
23 Sep 2016
Brexit & Financial Services: The Big Question
The prospect of the UK leaving the EU has raised a host of questions for the financial services industry.
European Union
21 Jul 2016
Brexit, Export Controls, Preferential Trade And Sanctions Programmes – Strategies And Tactics For Success Post-Brexit
On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union in a historic referendum. Following the referendum, legal issues relating to export control, sanctions programmes, and preferential trade have arisen for consideration.
11 Jul 2016
The Potential Impact Of Brexit On The EU Emission Trading System And Future UK Climate Policy
Through the referendum held on 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to end its membership of the EU.
1 Jul 2016
European Commission Moves To Restrict Geoblocking
On 25 May 2016 the European Commission published draft legislation aimed at restricting the use of geoblocking and similar practices by websites selling to into the European Union.
European Union
14 Jun 2016
Ground-Breaking Referral: Are Arbitration Clauses In Bits Between EU Member States Void?
In recent years, the number and economic relevance of bilateral investment treaties ("BITs") has significantly increased.
European Union
23 May 2016
The European Digital Single Market: Where Are We Now?
It has been a busy few months for the European Commission. When the Commission announced its plans for the digital single market (DSM) on 6 May, many commentators and stakeholders felt that it provided more questions than answers.
22 Oct 2015
The Capital Markets Union – A Great Race?
The Investment Plan, developed by the European Commission, has the potential to be one of the most important and radical changes to how the European Union operates in the last 25 years.
European Union
12 May 2015
Expo 2020 – Part 3: Regional Opportunities
Dubai made the world’s front pages in November 2013 as it won its bid to host the World Expo 2020 against competition from Russia, Turkey and Brazil.
United Arab Emirates
15 Oct 2014
The UK And China Agree Film Co-Production Treaty To Boost ‘Chinewood’
On 23 April, the UK and China signed a landmark film co-production treaty with the aim of encouraging closer cultural ties between the UK and China.
11 Jul 2014
Crisis In The Crimea : Further Sanctions Update
The Russian Federation and the United States continue to clash over the proposed annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, with the United States adding 20 Russian officials and related persons to its list of sanctioned persons.
27 Mar 2014
Crisis In The Crimea: Are Sanctions Against Russia imminent?
Speaking on Sunday’s talk-show circuit, Secretary of State John Kerry condemned Russia’s military intervention in the Crimea, accusing the Kremlin of invading the Ukraine and violating the UN Charter.
4 Mar 2014
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