On June 30, 2021, Ecuador’s Constitutional Court (Constitutional Court) held that President Guillermo Lasso had the power to ratify the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID Convention) without the approval of Ecuador’s National Assembly (the Decision). The Constitutional Court also held that the ratification of the ICSID Convention does not imply that Ecuador has assigned inherent domestic powers to international jurisdiction nor that the ratification of the treaty automatically binds Ecuador to investor-state arbitration…
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In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy (and Colin) interview Dr. Nudrat Piracha, member of the ICSID Ad Hoc Committee, Partner at the firm Samdani & Qureshi, and Senior...By Dr. Nudrat E. Piracha, Amy Schmitz
This article first appeared on Urbas Arbitral, here. Canada’s Supreme Court in Wastech Services Ltd. v. Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District, 2021 SCC 7 offered to clarify a contracting party’s duty...By Daniel Urbas
The African Arbitration Association has just published the African Arbitration Atlas, which constitutes a free online resource including African arbitration and a directory of African international arbitrators. The atlas is interactive and...By Stacie Strong