International Finance

Council of Europe Anti-Corruption Group Publishes Annual Report

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On June 3, 2020, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), the Council of Europe's anti-corruption body, published its

U.N. Security Council Ombudsperson Publishes 18th Report on De-listing

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

A report on requests for de-listing from the U.N.

England & Wales Court Upholds Unexplained Wealth Order against Jailed Wife of Azerbaijani Banker

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On February 5, 2020, the Court of Appeal of England & Wales upheld an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) granted by the High Court against the wife of Jahangir Hajiyeva, an Azerbaijani banker jaile

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
Issue: 
8
Author: 
John I. Blanck
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