Arbitrating International Environmental Disputes

Law360, New York (October 14, 2010, 11:26 AM EDT) -- Over the past two decades, the global political and economic climate has ripened for disputes between multinational corporations and foreign sovereigns. In recent years, there has been a considerable resurgence of nationalization, renegotiation and expropriation of private energy infrastructure, particularly in the oil and gas upstream exploration and production sector due to increases in the value of oil field assets.

The great disparity in the value of commodities between previous decades, when global contracts and investments were first made in developing countries, and the recent decade,...
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