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Unpublished Paper
Reaffirming the Rights of Foreign Investors to the Protection of ICSID Arbitration: Sempra Energy International v. the Argentine Republic
ExpressO (2008)
  • Daniel A Krawiec, University of Miami
Abstract
Earlier this decade, the Argentine government responded to a substantial domestic economic crises by passing several emergency laws and unilaterally changing the terms of its investment agreements with foreign investors. Sempra v. Argentine Republic is an important case because the tribunal decisively reaffirmed the right to ICSID arbitration for American investors harmed by Argentina’s actions. Furthermore, the tribunal held that the U.S.-Argentina bilateral investment treaty provided substantial substantive investment protection.
Keywords
  • Argentina; Latin America; Energy; ICSID; International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes; arbitration
Disciplines
Publication Date
May 14, 2008
Citation Information
Daniel A Krawiec. "Reaffirming the Rights of Foreign Investors to the Protection of ICSID Arbitration: Sempra Energy International v. the Argentine Republic" ExpressO (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/daniel_krawiec/1/