Trade and Investment

Russia and Ukraine Exchange Trade Sanctions, Russia Suspends Trade Deal (December 31, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On December 31, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law suspending Russia’s free trade agreement with Ukraine starting January 1, 2016.

U.K. High Court Rules West Sahara Trade Dispute Should Be Heard by the Court of Justice of the European Union (October 19, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On October 19, 2015, the U.K.

Russia Imposes Trade Sanctions on Turkey and Cancels Trade Agreement Negotiations (November 28, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On November 28, 2015, Russia imposed trade sanctions on Turkey in response to the downing of a Russian fighter jet a few days earlier.

EU Publishes Proposal for an International Investment Court under TTIP (November 12, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On November 12, 2015, the European Union (EU) published its proposal for investment protection an

The TPP's Contribution to Public International Law

On November 5, 2015, the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP),[1] a trade and investment agreement among twelve Pacific nations, was, after a long wait, officially released to the public. The TPP is expected to have a significant impact on global trade and investment, as it brings greater economic integration to a  diverse set of countries (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam), who together account for almost 40% of global GDP.

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19
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26
Author: 
Simon Lester
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WTO Appellate Body Rules against the U.S. in Tuna Case (November 20, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On November 20, 2015, the WTO Appellate Body issued its report in United States-Measures Concerning the

Portuguese Company Wins Claim Brought Under Hungary-Portugal BIT (November 4, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On November 4, 2015, an arbitral tribunal constituted under the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (

Oman Wins Arbitration Brought Under U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement (November 3, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On November 3, 2015, a tribunal constituted under the ICSID Convention

General Court of the European Union Rules ECB not Responsible for Private Losses in Greek Debt Restructuring (October 7, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On October 7, 2015, the General Court of the European Union (Court) issued

Negotiating Parties Reach Agreement on Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (October 5, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On October 5, 2015, The United States and eleven other Pacific Rim nations finalized their negotiations and agreed on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a regional trade agreement combining forty