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International: UNCITRAL, ICSID Review International Investment Law Rules

(Sept. 30, 2019) The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) are both currently reviewing their international investment law rules. International investment law, and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in particular, are under increasing scrutiny.  A recent study notes that “[i]nvestment arbitration is increasingly making the […]

China: New Guidelines for Cooperation Signed with Central and Eastern European Countries

(Dec. 29, 2014) On December 16, 2014, China and Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries agreed to the Belgrade Guidelines for Cooperation Between China and CEE Countries. Under the Guidelines, the parties will expand trade, investment, and economic cooperation and oppose protectionism. (China, CEE Countries Outline Blueprint for Further Economic Cooperation, CCTV (Dec. 17, 2014).) […]