Category Archives: ISDS

Treating intellectual property as an investment, and subjecting it to treaty arbitration, can have undesirable impact

Published: The Economic Times | April 17, 2017 By Feroz Ali & Devika Agarwal Global giants like Vodafone and Cairn Energy have raised investment disputes against India by initiating arbitration proceedings under investment treaties. Free trade agreements (FTAs), like the Regional … Continue reading

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Compulsory licensing in Colombia: Leaked documents show aggressive lobbying by Novartis

Novartis has threatened Colombia with international investment arbitration to avoid the issuance of a compulsory license.* The Swiss pharma giant is also turning to Colombian courts in an attempt to kill the price reduction imposed by the authorities over its … Continue reading

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