Category Archives: BITS

Govt will lose gold mine dispute due to Article 44 use: academics

Govt will lose gold mine dispute due to Article 44 use: academics By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM The Nation (Thailand) | 1 Sep 2017 BANGKOK: — Experts and academics have warned that Thailand will lose an arbitral tribunal process regarding allegations that it … Continue reading

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Government should release Philip Morris plain packaging case costs says Fair Trade group

Media Release | July 10, 2017 “We welcome the international tribunal decision that Philip Morris tobacco company should pay the costs of its failed case against Australia’s 2011 plain packaging law. But it is absurd and unacceptable that the tribunal has … Continue reading

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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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India Seeks Protection With New Model Bilateral Investment Treaty

By Prabhas Ranjan, The Wire| February 2, 2016 Pricked after being sued by foreign investors under different bilateral investment treaties (BIT), India has adopted a new model. But it could impact the ongoing India-US BIT negotiations. Provoked by foreign investors suing India … Continue reading

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Legal experts from US, India to discuss bilateral trade ties

Source: The Economic Times|Feb 16, 2016 WASHINGTON: Legal experts from the US and India will discuss key issues including the Bilateral Investment Treaty to encourage American investments in the country during a three-day forum in New Delhi. American Bar Association … Continue reading

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India’s New Model Bilateral Investment Treaty and Its Carve-Out for TRIPS Flexibilities

By Mike Palmedo,| January 5, 2016   India has released its new model Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT). Its definition of an investment includes ” Copyrights, know-how and intellectual property rights such as patents, trademarks, industrial designs and trade names, to … Continue reading

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