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Arbitration

Details of Panama biofuels dispute emerge

An Italian-owned company is seeking more than US$100 million in an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Panama over what it calls a “multi-pronged blitzkrieg” against its biofuel operations, including regulatory changes and allegations of environmental pollution. By Amoga Krishnan

Mexican state utility faces bid to enforce hydro arbitration award

Pollution claim against Peru clears hurdle

Features

Here to stay

The rise of nationalism first cast doubt on the future of investment treaties and investor-state dispute settlements in Latin America more than a decade ago. But despite international trade agreements now appearing to fall out of favour in the US, such pacts and the investment arbitration they endorse look set to stand the test of time in Latin America.

Under threat

Observers say 2018 could be a transformative year for Latin America. The rise of outside candidates in presidential and legislative elections may create a new, riskier environment for investors, meaning they may no longer rely on the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) to resolve claims. By Ricardo H Puente and Andrew J Turnier.

Strategy & management

Survival techniques

Against the backdrop of Venezuela's escalating economic and political crisis, Emilio Demetriou-Jones spoke with partners from two of the country's law firms to find out how they are coping.

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