At the 24th Summit between the EU and Japan held in Brussels on 6 July, leaders of both parties reached two agreements, an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as well as a Strategic Partnership Agreement.
Investor-state mediation has traditionally received sceptical responses from the investment arbitration community. However, more recent developments show a growing interest in mediation, because of increased numbers of investor-state disputes, the high costs associated with investment arbitration or even as a preliminary step preceding arbitration.
From the outset of his presidential campaign, the arbitration community was wondering – or rather worrying – how a possible President Trump would affect arbitration. Harald Sippel FCIArb and Amanda Lee FCIArb explore the ‘Trump Effect'.