International Business Transactions

European Court Finds EU-Canada Dispute Settlement Mechanism Compatible with EU Law (April 30, 2019)

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Caitlin Behles

On April 30, 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union

WTO Panel Decides in Russia’s Favor in Transit Dispute with Ukraine (April 5, 2019)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On April 5, 2019, the World Trade Organization released its Panel report on “Russia – Measures Concerning Traff

U.K. Supreme Court Rules Zambians Harmed by Mining in Zambia May Sue in the U.K. (April 10, 2019)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On April 10, 2019, the U.K. Supreme Court ruled in Vedanta Resources PLC and Another v.

Blockchain Technology and Anti-Money Laundering Regulations under International Law

In October 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization in charge of anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing regulations,[1] announced that it would issue guidelines on virtual asset by June 2019.[2] A virtual asset is a digital representation of value that can be traded, transferred, or used for payment or investment purposes, which does not have the status of legal tender in any jurisdiction.

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23
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1
Author: 
Yurika Ishii
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Third Party Funding in International Investor-State Arbitration

Third-party litigation funding (TPF) is a rapidly expanding industry composed of speculative investors who finance legal claims in exchange for influence over case management and a contingency in the recovery.[1] The potentially high damage awards (recently averaging $500 million per dispute) characteristic of investor-state arbitration (ISDS) under the bilateral investment treaty (BIT) regime[2] have made it a new and highly attractive market for TPF.

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22
Issue: 
16
Author: 
Frank J. Garcia and Kirrin Hough
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Slovak Republic v. Achmea BV: The Death Knell for Intra-EU BITs?

On March 6, 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgment in Slovak Republic v. Achmea BV,[1] concluding that the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU)[2] precluded a provision in a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between two member states of the Europe Union (EU) authorizing investor-state arbitration.

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22
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8
Author: 
John I. Blanck
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African Leaders Create Continental Free Trade Area (March 21, 2018)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On March 21, 2018, the Assembly of the African Union passed a decision at its Tent