Publications

Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2017 (editor-in-chief). IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.

A Risky Tango? Investment facilitation and the WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires (author). Investment facilitation—if structured right—could reshape global investment law frameworks for the better. However, this solution-oriented cooperative approach is not well-suited for the WTO. December 2017.

Contracts for Sustainable Infrastructure: Ensuring the economic, social and environmental co-benefits of infrastructure investment projects (author). This report defines sustainable infrastructure, outlines its expected characteristics and co-benefits, and presents why governments must and how they can integrate sustainability into public–private partnerships (PPP) and other infrastructure contracts. December 2017.

Is “Moonlighting” a Problem? The role of ICJ judges in ISDS (co-author, with Nathalie Bernasconi). Sitting judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) have worked as arbitrators in at least 90 investor–state dispute settlement cases. This commentary presents new data and examines the implications. November 2017.

Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2017 (editor-in-chief). IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.

Investment-Related Dispute Settlement: Lessons from international accountability mechanisms (co-author, with Nathalie Bernasconi & Joe Zhang). Investment-Related Dispute Settlement: Results of an Expert Meeting held in Washington, D.C., April 11, 2017. July 2017.

Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2017 (editor-in-chief). IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.

Pac Rim v. El Salvador: all claims dismissed; OceanaGold to pay US$8 million in costs (author). Published in Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2017.

Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2017 (editor-in-chief). IIISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.

IISD Best Practices Series: Exhaustion of Local Remedies in International Investment Law (author). Part of IISD’s Best Practices Series, this advisory bulletin reviews state-of-the-art options and approaches to the exhaustion of local remedies requirement in international investment law. January 2017.

Comparative Commentary to Brazil’s Cooperation and Investment Facilitation Agreements (CIFAs) with Mozambique, Angola, Mexico, and Malawi (co-author, with Nathalie Bernasconi). Transnational Dispute Management 2 (2016).

Brazil’s Cooperation and Investment Facilitation Agreements with Mozambique, Angola, and Mexico: A Comparative Overview (author). Published in e-book “Rethinking Bilateral Investment Treaties: Critical Issues and Policy Choices,” edited by Kavaljit Singh & Burghard Ilge, p. 141–154.

Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2016 (editor-in-chief). IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.

Mining a Mirage? Reassessing the shared-value paradigm in light of the technological advances in the mining sector (co-author, with Aaron Cosbey, Howard Mann, Nicolas Maennling, Perrine Toledano & Jeff Geipel). This report uses real-world mining data to estimate the impacts of new technologies on employment and employment-related procurement, which drive major benefits in host countries. October 2016.

Investment-Related Dispute Settlement: Towards an inclusive multilateral approach (co-author, with Nathalie Bernasconi & Joe Zhang). This document outlines results from an IISD expert meeting discussing investment-related dispute settledment which was held in Montreux, Switzerland, May 23–24, 2016. October 2016.

Venezuela ordered to pay US$1.202 billion plus interest to Canadian mining company Crystallex for FET breach and expropriation (author). Published in Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 7, Issue 3, August 2016.

Philip Morris v. Uruguay: all claims dismissed; Uruguay to receive US$7 million reimbursement (author). Published in Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 7, Issue 3, August 2016.

Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 7, Issue 3, August 2016. IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.

The only known investment treaty arbitration against Equatorial Guinea fails on jurisdictional grounds (author). Published in Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 7, Issue 2, May 2016.

Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 7, Issue 2, May 2016 (editor-in-chief). IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.

Quiborax awarded US$50 million against Bolivia, one-third of initial claim (author). Published in Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2016.

Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2016 (editor-in-chief). IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.

Energorynok had no ownership or control over energy-related economic activity; ECT case against Moldova dismissed (author). Published in Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 6, Issue 4, November 2015.

Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 6, Issue 4, November 2015 (editor-in-chief). IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.

Brazil’s Innovative Approach to International Investment Law (co-author, with Nathalie Bernasconi). Brazil’s Cooperation and Investment Facilitation Agreements concluded so far—with Angola, Malawi, Mexico, and Mozambique—allow us to understand the most important aspects of the new CIFA model. September 2015.

Comparative Commentary to Brazil’s Cooperation and Investment Facilitation Agreements (CIFAs) with Mozambique, Angola, Mexico, and Malawi (co-author, with Nathalie Bernasconi). Unlike traditional bilateral investment treaties (BITs), which are geared toward investor protection, Brazil’s Cooperation and Investment Facilitation Agreements focus primarily on cooperation and investment facilitation. September 2015.

Looking to Venezuela’s Investment Law, majority finds that Venoklim was not a foreign investor and dismisses case against Venezuela; claimant-appointed arbitrator dissents (author). Published in Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 6, Issue 3, August 2015.

Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 6, Issue 3, August 2015 (editor-in-chief). IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.

Side-by-side Comparison of the Brazil-Mozambique and Brazil-Angola Cooperation and Investment Facilitation Agreements (author). The Cooperation and Investment Facilitation Agreements focus less on investor protection and more on institutional arrangements and agendas for investment facilitation and cooperation. June 2015.

The Brazil–Mozambique and Brazil–Angola Cooperation and Investment Facilitation Agreements (CIFAs): A Descriptive Overview (author). Published in Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 6, Issue 2, May 2015.

Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 6, Issue 2, May 2015 (editor-in-chief). IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.

Curso de Capacitación: Construyendo Capacidades para Implementar el Marco de Políticas Mineras en la Republica Dominicana (author). On September 15-19, 2014, IISD and the Mining Directorate of the Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Dominican Republic offered the training course “Building Capacity to Implement the Mining Policy Framework in the Dominican Republic” in Santo Domingo. April 2015.

Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2015 (deputy editor-in-chief). IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.

The State of Play in Vattenfall v. Germany II: Leaving the German public in the dark (co-author, with Nathalie Bernasconi). Two years after Vattenfall brought Germany to international arbitration for a second time (Vattenfall II), the German public is still left out in the dark. This briefing note reviews the background to the case on Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear power and outlines its current state of play. December 2014.

Yukos shareholders awarded record damages in two separate proceedings against Russia (author). Published in Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 5, Issue 4, November 2014.

Yukos v. Russia: Issues and legal reasoning behind US$50 billion awards (author). Published in Investment Treaty News (ITN), September 2014.

Bolivia’s new investment promotion law through the eyes of UNCTAD’s IPFSD (author). Published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). August 2014.

Opening the Door to Foreign Investment? An Analysis of Bolivia’s New Investment Promotion Law? (author). Published in Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 5, Issue 3, August 2014.

Opportunities for Sustainable Public Procurement in Mozambique (author). This commentary presents the results of a preliminary assessment of the potential of Mozambique’s “Regulation on Contracting of Public Works, Goods and Services” (Decree No. 15 of 24 May 2010) to support sustainable development and green growth. It contains a complete English translation of the Regulation and presents commentary on its provisions that are or could become most relevant to promoting SPP in Mozambique. March 2013.

Sustainable Public Procurement in the Sao Paulo State Government: Policy Brief (author). The present case study documents in detail the initiation and expansion of the Sao Paulo Sustainable Public Procurement program; explains how its promoters overcame legal, institutional, administrative, market and mindset hurdles; and assesses the legal, administrative and procedural improvements needed to expand the program further. August 2012.

Sustainable Public Procurement in the Sao Paulo State Government: An in-depth case study (author). The present case study documents in detail the initiation and expansion of the Sao Paulo Sustainable Public Procurement program; explains how its promoters overcame legal, institutional, administrative, market and mindset hurdles; and assesses the legal, administrative and procedural improvements needed to expand the program further. July 2012.

International Public Finance for Climate-friendly Investment: Vehicles, availability, and governance (co-author, with Aaron Cosbey). This report aims to serve as a useful guide to policy-makers contemplating how to meet challenges within the energy sector and other sectors that are critically important to climate change and sustainable development. May 2012.

Georgia loses dispute with Greek and Israeli oil investors (author). Published in Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2010.

Tribunal dismisses claims against Hungary in ECT dispute over power stations (author). Published in Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2010.

Ukrainian government on the hook for intervention in hotel investment (author). Published in Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2010.

EU investment treaties examined in health insurance dispute (author). Published in Investment Treaty News Quarterly (ITN), Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2010.

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