Category Archives: BITS

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, http://www.infojustice.org| 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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UN experts voice concern over adverse impact of free trade and investment agreements on human rights

Source: UNHR GENEVA 2 June 2015 – A number of free trade and investment agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), are currently being negotiated. A group of UN experts* have issued the … Continue reading

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Draft investment treaty tougher than Mauritius pact

Source: Businness Standard 6 Apr 2015 A new draft model bilateral investment treaty proposes to make it difficult for foreign companies to seek arbitration against Indian authorities through restrictions on dispute resolution tribunals and their jurisdiction. The draft treaty, which … Continue reading

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Investment treaties are a knotty affair

Source: Business Line 1 Apr 2015 India’s been at the receiving end of many MNCs. Is that why the government’s doing a rethink on arbitration abroad? It’s been widely reported in the media that the Indian government is considering scrapping … Continue reading

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Govt, legal experts differ on Cairn compensation demand

Source: Business Standard 30 Mar 2015 Cairn Energy Plc’s demand for compensation from India for the Rs 10,200 crore tax notice slapped on Cairn India earlier this month under the ambit of the India-UK Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement … Continue reading

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