Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution

Arbitral Tribunal Denies Jurisdiction in Achmea B.V. v. The Slovak Republic (May 20, 2014)

Emily MacKenzie

On May 20, 2014, an arbitral tribunal (the Tribunal) convened under the terms of a bilateral investment treaty between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Czech and Slovak Republic (the Treaty),

Sealing the Deal: The WTO’s Appellate Body Report in EC – Seal Products


On May 22, 2014, the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Appellate Body (AB) issued its report in the EC  Seal Products dispute.[1] The decision arose from complaints by Canada and Norway against a legislative scheme adopted by the European Union (EU) in 2009 to prohibit the importation and marketing of seal products (EU Seal Regime).[2]

Rob Howse, Joanna Langille, and Katie Sykes

ICJ Rules on Timor-Leste’s Request for the Indication of Provisional Measures (March 3, 2014)

Steven Arrigg Koh

On March 3, 2014, the International Court of Justice ruled on Timor-Leste’s request for provisional measures (Request) in the Que

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Federal Court Deference to Arbitrator Decision in Investment Treaty Dispute (March 5, 2014)

Steven Arrigg Koh

On March 5, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court held in BG Group v.

Court of Justice of the European Union Rules that Arbitral Tribunal Can Refer Questions for Preliminary Ruling (February 13, 2014)

Emily MacKenzie

On February 13, 2014, the Eighth Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (the Court) issued an

The Cost of Corruption on Global Business

February 6, 2014 - The cost of corruption is a heavy toll that is levied on the global economy, private companies and people around the world. On a macro level, recent data suggests that the cost of corruption equals more than 5% of global GDP ($2.6 trillion), and corruption increases the cost of doing business up to 10% globally, according to the World Economic Forum and the World Bank, respectively.