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The significance of Bilateral Investment Treaty in Resolving International Disputes

Are you familiar with Bilateral Investment Treaty, or BIT? This is an agreement signed between two countries to promote and protect investments made by their respective companies within each other's territories. These treaties play a vital role in creating a favorable investment climate, a stable framework for investors, and most importantly, resolving...

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The Difficulty of Applying Sovereign Immunity to International Arbitration Awards

In the world of international arbitration, sovereign immunity can pose a significant challenge in enforcing an arbitration award against a foreign State. Sovereign immunity is a legal doctrine that protects countries from lawsuits and legal claims. Historically, this doctrine has been a defense mechanism used by many countries to avoid paying damages...

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Navigating International Franchising

In recent years, franchising has become a popular business expansion mode across borders. Franchisors not only use it to increase brand and business growth opportunities but also to provide a low-risk means to expand into new markets. However, franchisors face unique legal and economic challenges when they develop their brand beyond their...

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An International Breach: What to do?

In the age of globalization, businesses frequently engage in international transactions. Although contracts exist, parties may still experience disputes that can lead to litigation, causing significant financial losses and lengthy legal proceedings. International arbitration is an increasingly popular option to resolve these disputes in a more efficient and cost-effective manner. This blog...

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Mining: From Concession to Expropriation – What Are Your Possible Remedies?

Mining can be a lucrative business for foreign direct investors. However, the risks and challenges that come with mining can never be completely eliminated. Many countries have laws and regulations that govern mining operations, but there are situations where mining concessions can be revoked or expropriated. In this...

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Construction Defect in ISDS

Construction defects can pose significant risks to international construction projects, leading to financial losses, delays, and safety concerns. When construction defects lead to legal disputes, foreign investors may seek redress through investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanisms and hold the Host Government accountable. ISDS (Primer on International Investment Treaties and Investor-State Dispute...

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