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Bilateral Investment Treaty | 2017 Current Affairs | Indian Economy | Part 16
Bilateral Investment Treaty of Indian Economy for CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION explained in the simplest way. NEO IAS e-learning classes is an online program whose aim is to create CIVIL SERVANTS for the development of the nation by providing the video series of complete topics that are relevant for the CIVIL SERVICES (IAS/IPS) Exam.
What is the Bilateral Investment Treaty? | Made in Germany
The Bilateral Investment Treaty is represented as ensuring greater security for corporations - a way for them to guard against nationalization and other unpredictable legal changes. It would allow them to sue for compensation in an independent court of arbitration rather than through the potentially biased justice system of the country involved. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/made-in-germany/s-3066-9798
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What is BILATERAL INVESTMENT TREATY? What does BILATERAL INVESTMENT TREATY mean? BILATERAL INVESTMENT TREATY meaning - BILATERAL INVESTMENT TREATY definition - BILATERAL INVESTMENT TREATY explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. A bilateral investment treaty (BIT) is an agreement establishing the terms and conditions for private investment by nationals and companies of one state in another state. This type of investment is called foreign direct investment (FDI). BITs are established through trade pacts. A nineteenth-century forerunner of the BIT is the friendship, commerce, and navigation treaty (FCN). Most BITs grant investments made by an investor of one Contracting State in the territory of the other a number of guarantees, which typically include fair and equitable treatment, protection from expropriation, free transfer of means and full protection and security. The distinctive feature of many BITs is that they allow for an alternative dispute resolution mechanism, whereby an investor whose rights under the BIT have been violated could have recourse to international arbitration, often under the auspices of the ICSID (International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes), rather than suing the host State in its own courts. This process is called investor-state dispute settlement. The world's first BIT was signed on November 25, 1959 between Pakistan and Germany. There are currently more than 2500 BITs in force, involving most countries in the world. Influential capital exporting states usually negotiate BITs on the basis of their own "model" texts (such as the Indian or U.S. model BIT). NGOs have spoken against the use of BITs, stating that they are mostly designed to protect the foreign investors and do not take into account obligations and standards to protect the environment, labour rights, social provisions or natural resources. Moreover, when such clauses are agreed upon the formulation is legally very open-ended and unpredictable.
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The Protection of Individual and Collective Rights in Investment Treaty Arbitration
Investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) plays a controversial role when it comes to the protection of rights. Questions have been raised about the ability of ISDS to safeguard individual interests, particularly human rights. The effect of ISDS on sustainable development, including the protection of collective rights (such as environmental and labor standards, and consumer protection), has also come to the fore as a crucial sticking point in the negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). This panel will look at both sides of the debate over the use of ISDS mechanisms, grappling with some of the difficult questions that the growth of ISDS poses.
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The Law of Investment Treaties
BOOK REVIEW THE LAW OF INVESTMENT TREATIES Second Edition By Jeswald W Salacuse OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS The Oxford International Law library ISBN: 978 0 19870 397 6 www.oup.com FOR INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS SPECIALISING IN A NEW BRANCH OF INTERNATIONAL LAW An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers Now here’s a relatively new and fast expanding area of the law – and here’s a book that will be of special interest to international lawyers, particularly those who deal with investment treaties, or are contemplating doing so. As a result of the relatively recent increase in such treaties and arbitral decisions, ‘the law of investment treaties’ has come to be recognized as a new branch of international law: The author, Jeswald A. Salacuse, Professor of Law at Tufts University in Massachusetts – and Diplomacy at Tufts University -- mentions that approximately 3,300 investment treaties have been created since the end of World War II, with new agreements emerging almost monthly from diplomatic negotiations -- clearly a phenomenon resulting from increasing globalization and the consequent globalization of business. Published by the Oxford University Press as part of the Oxford International Law Library, the new second edition of this highly regarded work examines every conceivable aspect of investment treaties. Fundamentally, however, the investment treaty does two things. First, it grants special protective rights to foreign investors. Secondly, it allows investors to enforce those rights, usually by international arbitration. The main motivation behind the investment treaty is that investors and their home countries wish to protect themselves from political risk. The author also makes the point that the applicable investment law is founded on treaties. This means that the distinct features of the investment treaty differentiate it from ‘the customary international law of investment.’ Investment treaties have been transformative in that, as is discussed in this book, they have emerged as the fundamental tool by which two countries will create a treaty which sets down rules governing investments by their respective nationals in each other’s countries. NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement is an example. In the words of the author, the book aims to ‘examine investment treaties of all varieties in a comprehensive and integrated fashion.’ It therefore embarks on a close examination and analysis of the law of international investment treaties, specifically in relation to their origins, structure, content, and effect, as well as their impact on international investors and investments, and on governments that are parties to them. The numerous topics examined range from general standards of treatment of foreign investments, to monetary transfers; protection against expropriation; dispossession and compensation for losses; the various forms of dispute settlement -- and of course, much more, including a new chapter on the consequences of treaty violations and the determination of damages in investor-state disputes. With its extensive footnoting, detailed table of contents, index, tables of cases and conventions, treaties and agreements, this book excels as a valuable source of reference for researchers, academics, government officials, arbitrators and diplomats, as well as international lawyers. In fact, anyone even remotely involved in this area of law should acquire a copy. The publication date is cited as at 2015.
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Rethinking Investment Treaty Law - A Policy Perspective
Speakers: Alvaro Galindo, Margrethe Norum, Adam Sheppard, Randall Williams Chairs: Dr Jansen Calamita, Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp This event was recorded on 23 May 2011 in New Theatre, East Building Australia recently announced to discontinue investor-state-arbitration provisions in trade agreements; Ecuador abandons its BITS and left ICSID; South Africa seeks to renegotiate its BITs; the Norwegian and U.S. BIT review have stirred much controversy. This colloquium addresses these national experiences and their significance for future developments of investment treaty law.
China-U.S.: Bilateral Investment Treaty
Professor Lau outlines the benefits of a Bilateral Investment Treaty that includes a “mutual protection of investment” and “negative list.” Visit our website: https://www.chinausfocus.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaUSFocus/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChinaUSFocus
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FIPA: The Canada-China Investment Treaty
If Stephen Harper gets his way with FIPA the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Agreement, it would pave the way for foreign investors to sue the Canadian government if it puts in regulations that may interfere with their profits! Sign the petition and spread the word! Chinese companies can sue BC for changing course on Northern Gateway, says policy expert: http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/chinese-companies-can-sue-bc-changing-course-northern-gateway-says-policy-expert?reddit=true Sign the petition: http://leadnow.ca/canada-not-for-sale Watch "United We Fall": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQsyCLXYsd8 Get updates like this everyday and support independent media by joining Press For Truth TV: http://pressfortruth.tv/register/ We rely on you the viewer to help us continue to do this work. With your help I can continue to make videos and documentary films for youtube in an effort to raise awareness all over the world. Please support independent media by joining Press For Truth TV! As a Press For Truth TV subscriber you'll have full access to the site's features and content including Daily Video Blogs on current news from the PFT perspective and High Quality Downloads of all Press For Truth Films, Music and Special Reports! Subscribe to Press For Truth TV: http://pressfortruth.tv/register/ For more information visit: http://pressfortruth.tv/ You can also support Press For Truth and help us continue to do this work by donating or becoming a sponsor at pressfortruth.ca http://www.pressfortruth.ca/donatebecome-a-sponsor/ http://www.facebook.com/PressForTruth http://www.youtube.com/weavingspider http://twitter.com/#!/DanDicksPFT http://pressfortruth.ca/
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Investment Claims
Investment Claims is an up-to-date, authoritative resource providing researchers with a fully integrated suite of arbitration awards and decisions, bilateral investment treaties, multilateral treaties, journal articles, monographs and arbitration rules. Find out more at http://www.investmentclaims.com
Request for Emergency Debate: The Canada-China Investment Treaty
Sign the petition: http://leadnow.ca/canada-not-for-sale Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to request an emergency debate on an issue of great importance to the future of Canada. During the Prime Minister's visit to China in February 2012, we learned of the existence of the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the People's Republic of China for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments, an agreement with far-reaching implications for Canada's sovereignty, security and democracy. This agreement that we first learned of in February was then signed by the Prime Minister in Vladivostok at the APEC summit on September 9 but tabled before the House on September 26, the first time any parliamentarians had the chance to see the text. A 21-day clock is running on sitting days, which means we are now down to 18 sitting days before, as a matter of automatic decision-making within the Governor in Council, an agreement with far-reaching implications for the sovereignty of the country will become law. It is a treaty with the effect of legal force for a minimum of 15 years. If any future government wishes to get out of the onerous terms of this agreement with China, it would take a written notice of one year. It is not reciprocal but lopsided in the interests of Chinese rights to overturn and challenge Canadian laws and to seek damages from us. If any future government serves a one-year notice to get out of the agreement, any existing Chinese investments at the point of that notice would be further protected for another 15 years. The agreement is sweeping. I know that with 18 days remaining one might say where is the urgency. The urgency is that the governing party plans no debate in the House. There will be no vote in the House. I note that the official opposition has an opposition day motion tomorrow touching on one specific deal, the proposed takeover of Nexen by CNOOC, but that will not touch at all, in pith nor in substance, the far-reaching implications of a mandate for the Government of Canada to encourage Chinese investments in Canada. It is a mandate for the Canadian government to give national state-owned enterprises of Communist China equal treatment to any Canadian enterprises, but to give Chinese state-owned enterprises superior rights to any Canadian corporation in the case of any laws passed in our country and to have arbitration over claims for damages that will remain secret. The Canadian public will not know of them. I am shaken to my core by the depth and breadth of this motion that will not come before this House but merely before cabinet, and bind Canadians, municipal governments, provincial governments and federal governments for 15 years, Mr. Speaker, I beg of you to allow an emergency debate in the House. The Speaker: I thank the hon. member for raising this issue. I appreciate the importance she attaches to the issue, but I do not find that it meets the test set out for emergency debates. Chinese companies can Now sue BC for changing course on Northern Gateway: http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/chinese-companies-can-sue-bc-changing-course-northern-gateway-says-policy-expert?reddit=true
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Investment Treaty - Wave of lawsuits coming? | Made in Germany - Interview
Is a Bilateral Investment Treaty between the European Union and the United States absolutely necessary? Olaf Böhnke of the European Council on Foreign Relations talks about the potential consequences and the potential for exaggerated fears. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/made-in-germany/s-3066-9798
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A bilateral investment treaty is also needed in Sino-American trade
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Elizabeth May Canada China Investment Treaty
http://leadnow.ca/canada-not-for-sale?t=hp http://www.greenparty.ca/stop-the-sellout Ms. Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, here is your 60 second briefing on the Canada-China investment treaty, the most significant treaty of its kind since NAFTA. I requested a technical briefing from the Minister of International Trade on September 27. I got it one hour ago, so I can update folks. It confirms that Chinese state-owned enterprises would have the right to complain and charge for damages for decisions in Canada by municipal, provincial, territorial or federal governments. It confirms this treaty will apply till 2027 for a minimum, and potentially till 2042, and China can complain of anything it feels is arbitrary. It will be of greater benefit to Chinese investors in Canada than to Canadian investors in China. No province has been asked if it approved of this agreement. Yesterday, the Prime Minister asked that members of this place should acquaint themselves with the treaty. I have. It threatens our security, our sovereignty and our democracy. Yet this 60 seconds will be the only briefing this House gets.
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What is wrong with Bilateral Investment Treaties?
What is wrong with Bilateral Investment Treaties? Manuel Perez Rocha Institute for Policy Studies www.tni.org
2017/07/17 Luke Nottage: Investment Treaty Arbitration Claims over Tobacco Packaging Regulation
Investment Treaty Arbitration Claims over Tobacco Packaging Regulation: Running out of Puff? In 2015 an arbitral tribunal unanimously rejected the claim brought by Philip Morris Asia against Australia under its investment treaty with Hong Kong, regarding plain packaging legislation, on the jurisdictional ground that forum-shopping constituted an abuse of right under customary international law. This lecture examines this outcome from the perspective of four commonly-raised concerns about the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) procedure: delays, costs, transparency and "regulatory chill". It then compares the 2016 award on the merits finding against Philip Morris in a (much smaller) claim under the Uruguay-Switzerland treaty. That tribunal (including Australia's pre-eminent international lawyer) held that the (less invasive) tobacco advertising regulations did not result in a denial of justice or violation of fair and equitable treatment (by majority), nor indirect expropriation (recognising that bona fide public health measures are an essential manifestation of a state's "police powers" under customary international law). Finally, the lecture considers some of the implications of this (curiously little-reported) decision for regional treaty practice, including the ongoing (ASEAN+6) Regional Comprehensive Partnership negotiations as well as the exclusion of tobacco control measures from ISDS under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (signed on 4 February 2016) and the Singapore-Australia FTA (as amended on 13 October 2016). Professor Nottage is Professor of Comparative and Transnational Business Law at the University of Sydney Law School. His interests are in arbitration, consumer law and corporate governance. He focuses on particular on Japan and the Asia-Pacific. He is a Co-Director of the Australian Network for Japanese Law (ANJeL) and an Associate Director of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at Sydney University.
Will the Myanmar-European Union Investment Protection Agreement attract more FDI?
The Agreement is predicted to boost EU investor confidence in Myanmar, which is important considering the UK is the fourth-largest source of approved investment into Myanmar since 1988, with a total of $3.4 billion, or 7% of the total, according to DICA figures. The next two largest investors are the Netherlands in eighth spot with $747 million, and France in eleventh with $537 million.
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The Disadvantages of Bilateral Treaties in Attracting Investments : Business & Personal Finance
Subscribe Now: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Ehowfinance Watch More: http://www.youtube.com/Ehowfinance Bilateral treaties in attracting investments serve a very specific purpose that you'll need to be aware of. Learn about the disadvantages of bilateral treaties in attracting investments with help from a certified financial planner in this free video clip. Expert: Wayne Blanchard Contact: www.moneyprofessionals.com Bio: Wayne Blanchard became a Certified Financial Planner in 1986. He has taught money management seminars in college throughout the Florida panhandle. Filmmaker: Andrew Stickel Series Description: The world of business and personal finance may seem like a complicated and confusing one, but you'll soon find out that everything has a purpose. Learn about business and personal finance and find out a few tricks that you may not know with help from a certified financial planner in this free video series.
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Costs and Damages in Investment Treaty Arbitration in the Asia Pacific Region.
Robert Kirkness, senior associate at Freshfields speak to us about Costs and Damages in Investment Treaty Arbitration in the Asia Pacific Region.
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What is the difference between commercial arbitration and treaty arbitration?
A Investment treaty arbitration arises from-: i) A bilateral investment treaty or ii) Multilateral investment treaty or iii) International investment agreement or iv) The investment laws of the host country i.e., in a treaty, the agreement is between two countries, while an arbitration arises from the agreement entered by two private parties. Also in an investment tribunal, the tribunal addresses the behavior of the host states towards the foreign investor, whereas in commercial arbitration the tribunal assess the performance of the contract. There are certain protections given to the investor in the investment treaty arbitration, unlike in an international commercial arbitration.They are-: i) Fair and Equitable treatment ii) national treatment iii) Full protection authority. etc
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St John: Investment Treaties and Arbitration, Historically Separate
Taylor St John, University of Oxford, discusses why investment treaties and investor-state arbitration were originally separate and why they may be separate again in future agreements, like TTIP.
Shareholders Agreement - What structure should you use for investors? Ask Evan
http://www.evancarmichael.com/Masters/ - NEWEST VIDEO Like this video? Please give it a thumbs up below and/or leave a comment - Thank you!!! In this video I answer a question from one my readers who asked: "Hi, Hope you folks can help me here. I started up a business which is developing several very useful and desirable products. I have invested a good deal of my own time and money and now need some modest funding to really get things going. I have a number of people who are very open to making an investment in my business but they are waiting for a proposal of what I can offer. I have a business plan prepared but I need some assistance to help me to structure to some type of offering. I guess I'm looking for some type of private placement memorandum structure, except that I don't want to issue stock. I was thinking of offering very attractive returns on a loan plus a provision for a revenue sharing note. Or possibly even revenue sharing preferred shares as mentioned in an article on this site. I'm not an attorney and I really can't afford to hire one for this purpose. So I was hoping there might be some resources available to help me to structure something which is both fair to the investor and my company and which properly documents the terms and conditions. Really enjoy reading the posts and articles here and appreciate any assistance which can be provided. Best, Jay"
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US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty: Panel II
The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) and the China Development Research Foundation (CDRF) held a conference to discuss the results of their parallel research projects "Toward a US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty" (BIT) on February 10, 2015, at PIIE. Jeffrey J. Schott, PIIE, chaired panel II, "Services, Manufacturing, and the Impact of BITs." The panelists were: HAN Bing, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; J. Bradford Jensen, PIIE and Georgetown University; and ZHANG Fan, Peking University. For more information, visit: http://www.piie.com/events/event_detail.cfm?EventID=372
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New York University School of Law Lecture "Treaty Arbitration" by Pedro J. Martínez-Fraga
"Conceptual Transparency in the International Law of Investment Protection"
Korea Free Trade Agreement: Investor Protection Clauses
David Delk of Portland Alliance for Democracy discusses Investor Protection Clauses, which allow Corporations to sue governments for environmental and labor laws which inhibit their ability to make profits. More Information on Portland Alliance for Democracy Website
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WTO agreement on investment protection
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Elizabeth May - Question Period: Canada-China Investment Treaty
Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am really relieved that the Prime Minister has not yet ratified the Canada-China investment treaty. There is new information that I think is really important for Conservative members of Parliament to consider. A new European report blows a hole through the idea that the arbitration is impartial and unbiased. In fact, there is an elite group of international lawyers, who are making millions out of being global ambulance chasers. They seek the cases, talk governments into entering into FIPAs and reap the rewards of $1,000 an hour as they serve on these cases. I urge members to look at the inherent unfairness of arbitration. Hon. Tony Clement: Mr. Speaker, I thank hon. leader of the Green Party for her intervention and question on this issue, but I would remind her that, as we know in this place, in fact, this whole treaty is about protecting Canadians who are investing in China, to give them the same rights and protections that Chinese investors and other foreign national investors already have under Canadian law here in Canada. I cannot imagine the hon. leader of the Green Party would not want that to happen. http://elizabethmaymp.ca/parliament/questions/2012/11/30/question-period-canada-china-investment-treaty/
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Plata Says Colombia to Sign Investment Treaty With Japan: Video
July 2 (Bloomberg) -- Colombia's Trade Minister Luis Guillermo Plata talks with Bloomberg's Susan Li from Tokyo about negotiations with Japan for a bilateral investment treaty. The pact with Japan may be signed "in the next couple of weeks" and he will visit South Korea to sign another treaty, Plata said. Plata, who stands down Aug. 7 when President Alvaro Uribe leaves office, said April 6 that Colombia will attract $10 billion in foreign direct investment this year, up from $7.5 billion last year, as companies seek to tap into its recovery from a recession last year. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Singapore, Russia sign investment promotion & protection agreement to boost ties
Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said Singapore-Russia ties are set to grow to even greater heights - a point echoed by the visiting Deputy Chairman and Chief of Staff of the Russian Federation, Sergey Sobyanin. Both countries also signed the Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement on Monday to promote greater business flows. First published Sep 27 2010. Copyright © 2010 MediaCorp Pte Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
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A New China-Taiwan Agreement Protects Investors
This is the VOA Special English Economics Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com | http://facebook.com/voalearningenglish China and Taiwan may disagree on political issues. But on Thursday they reached an agreement to protect investors. The agreement is important because China and Taiwan do not have diplomatic relations. China claims Taiwan as its territory. But Taiwan has been self-governing since 1949. The sides agreed to open new areas to investment and to inform the other within 24 hours if an investor is arrested. Talks on the deal have lasted two years. But they have been slowed because of the different legal systems in the two areas. The Chinese and Taiwanese negotiators signed the agreements in Taipei. They set up a way to negotiate, an arbitration mechanism. The deal also will open new areas of business and industry to investment. Chinese interests had held back investment because of fears of a change in Taiwan's government. Market experts expect Chinese investors to buy shares of Taiwanese companies listed on Taiwan's stock exchange. Experts think high-technology and travel industries will receive a lot of investment over the short term. Taiwanese share prices are considered undervalued although companies are doing well. Jack Huang is a lawyer in Taipei. He says China will buy stocks and seek partnerships with Taiwanese companies, especially in technology. Jack Huang says a lot of investment will come from Chinese companies or the Chinese government wealth fund. He says Taiwan's companies are mainly financially sound but stock prices are not too high. "Taiwan stocks," he says, "are undervalued."Taiwan's economy is over $430 billion. Taiwan permits Chinese investors to buy directly into Taiwanese companies in 247 industries. They can also buy up to a 10 percent share in most companies.Experts in Taiwan say China wants to invest in the island to support efforts at political reunification. The Nationalist Party, or KMT, of the former leader of China Chiang Kai-shek went to Taiwan at the end of the country's civil war in the 1940s. Today, Taiwan has several political parties. The main opposition party held power for eight years starting in 2000. President Ma Ying-jeou of the KMT has sought closer economic ties with the mainland. In 2010, China invested $1 billion in Taiwan after a deal that year reduced export taxes for both sides. Transcripts, MP3s and PDFs of our reports are online at voaspecialenglish.com. For VOA Special English, I'm Alex Villarreal.(Adapted from a radio program broadcast 10Aug2012)
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Elizabeth May: Canada-China Investment Agreement
Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, back in 2010, the Prime Minister said this: In future should provincial actions cause significant legal obligations for Canada, the Government of Canada will create a mechanism so that it can reclaim moneys lost through international trade processes. Now that Canada is opening up a whole new area of potential claims against Canada from the Canada-China investment treaty, I would like to be updated on what the Prime Minister plans to do to claim millions back lost in arbitrations with China? Hon. Peter Van Loan: Mr. Speaker, I thank the leader of the Green Party for her question on this issue. It is good to see recognition that the opportunity of this agreement is to protect Canadian investors. For many years, the Liberal Party members who interestingly were asking questions about this after not having done anything to protect investors and businesses in China for some 13 years, we now have in contrast to their record an agreement in place that will protect Canadian investors, will protect their efforts to do business in China to create success, economic growth, prosperity and jobs back here at home. Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am afraid the hon. House leader missed the point of my question. I accept that Canadian businesses operating in China are largely better off, but the public interest in Canada, indeed decisions at the municipal level, provincial level and federal level can be challenged by China if China finds them arbitrary. That is why the city of Port Alberni today wrote the Prime Minister to ask if the agreement could be stopped and the Prime Minister plans to go after the provinces to claw back millions that should never be open to claims by state-owned enterprises of China. Hon. Peter Van Loan: Mr. Speaker, the leader of the Green Party in quoting the Prime Minister is referring to comments that arise out of World Trade Organization matters, not out of this foreign investment protection agreement. But Chinese investors in Canada for years have been able to rely on the Canadian rule of law. Now, finally, Canadians will be able to rely on this agreement to protect their investments and that is the reason why we moved forward with this to protect Canadians and their investments. The Acting Speaker: That concludes question period for today. The hon. member for Saanich—Gulf Islands is rising on a point of order. Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, the hon. House leader misspoke. I think the record should be corrected. The matter on which the Prime Minister spoke was a chapter 11 of NAFTA suit, nothing whatsoever to do with the World Trade Organization, exactly like this agreement.
Proper Use of LLCs for Real Estate
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International Investment Agreement Reform: Phase II
Listen to Ms. Tuerk talk about trends in the International Investment Agreement (IIA) universe and options for reform. This video was recorded for CCSI's 3rd Annual Executive Training Program on Investment Treaties and Arbitration for Government Official, 2017.
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Bilateral investment treaties can become an instrument for the EU Commission's political objectives
http://www.ukipmeps.org • European Parliament, Strasbourg, 9 May 2011 • Speaker: William Dartmouth MEP, UKIP (South West), Europe of Freedom and Democracy group (EFD) • Debate: ***I (13/04) SCHLYTER INTA - Transitional arrangements for bilateral investment agreements between Member States and third countries ...................... • Video: EbS (European Parliament) .................................. EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom
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International Trade Law and International Investment Law
International trade law and international investment law are largely contained in separate but overlapping legal regimes, but both share the general objectives of providing security and predictability to economic agents and increasing world prosperity by reducing barriers to international flows of goods, services, and investment. This panel will consider whether the international trade and investment law dichotomy appears increasingly anachronistic, or whether each regime is maturing according to complementary principles. Is there a need for greater coherence?
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M&A Deal Protection Terms: Key Issues in Drafting Merger Agreement
Deal protection clauses have taken on greater importance in M&A deals as a means of ensuring deal certainty in the current economic climate. Careful consideration should be given as to which deal protection provisions should be included in a deal. This presentation explores best practices and discusses strategic negotiating and drafting tips when using these provisions to structure a transaction, including documenting the acquisition; confidentiality agreements; standstill provisions; exclusivity letters; lock-up agreements; and support agreements. John Emanoilidis is a Parnter and Co-head of Torys LLP’s M&A practice. He practices corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on M&A and corporate finance. This clip looks at standstill agreements, including their purpose in an M&A context, early termination, scope of prohibited activities and a sample clause.
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Eric De Brabandere on Investment Treaty Arbitration and Non-Investment Considerations
To watch the full lecture, please go to http://legal.un.org/avl/ls/De-Brabandere_IEL.html Mr. Eric De Brabandere, Associate Professor of Public International Law, Leiden University
Signing of the Japan-Iran Investment Agreement توقيع اتفاقية استثمار بين اليابان و ايران
On February 5, 2016, the Agreement between Japan and the Islamic Republic of Iran on Reciprocal Promotion and Protection of Investment (the Japan-Iran Investment Agreement) was signed by Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, and Dr. Ali Taiebnia, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in Tokyo. في ٥ فبراير ٢٠١٦ جرى التوقيع على اتفاقية استثمار بين اليابان وايران من قبل وزير الخارجية الياباني فوميو كيشيدا ووزير المالية الايراني علي طيب نيا في طوكيو. كما جرى التوقيع على اتفاقية ضمانات استثمار بميزانية تصل إلى ١٠ مليار دولار بين الوزير الايراني ووزير الإقتصاد والتجارة والصناعة الياباني هياشي.
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The Courtroom - Bilateral Treaties: Need A Relook?
How do bilateral treaties provide protection to foreign investors? Saionton Basu, Partner & Co-Head at India Penningtons Solicitor shares his views.
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Editor-in-Chief of 'Investment Claims' Ian Laird talks about the unique benefits of the Investment Claims service and its relaunch on a new online platform in 2013. http://investmentclaims.com/ Investment Claims is an indispensable specialist service providing researchers with access to a fully integrated and updated suite of arbitration awards and decisions, bilateral investment treaties, multilateral treaties, journal articles, monographs, and arbitration laws.
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Ukraine and Japan will sign an agreement on protection investment on February 5, according the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At the end of last year Japan promised to provide Ukraine with a USD 300 million aid package which will renew Ukraine’s National Bank reserves. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv