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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European Court of Justice Rules Ne Bis in Idem Principle May be Restricted (March 20, 2018)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On March 20, 2018, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that that the ne bis in idem principle, an individual’s right not be prosecuted or punished twice f