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The State's Power to Tax in the Investment Arbitration of Energy Disputes

By Cornel Marian
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International Arbitration Law Library Series Volume 58

The State’s Power to Tax in the Investment Arbitration of Energy Disputes reviews and maps out existing case law pertaining to the treatment of tax measures in the context of energy disputes providing the first in-depth exploration of the intersection between the treaty investment protection regime and taxation measures. States today are expected not only to regulate the efficient and safe production and distribution of energy to end-users but also to incentivize increased production of energy and the transition to clean energy. In recent years, states are increasingly relying on taxation measures to address the economic challenges affecting the energy sector.

What’s in this book:

With the analysis of all known and pending cases under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), as well as non-ECT cases and bilateral investment treaties which have heavily influenced ECT jurisprudence, the author develops a deeply informed energy tax policy that greatly mitigates the points of tension in the current regime. He closely investigates the following elements of the subject:

  • aligning the ECT Taxation Article with the taxation articles of other investment treaties;
  • tracing current case law to the original arbitration decisions involving tax measures;
  • extrapolating the interplay of taxation provisions with substantive standards of investment protection as reviewed by international arbitral tribunals;
  • evaluating the outer limits of the state’s power to tax under investment treaties and public international law; and
  • addressing how the Yukos arbitration case has changed the framework of taxation issues in investment arbitration.

In a clear and concise manner, the author reviews the rising number of tax-related investment arbitrations emerging not only from the ECT but also from the investment protection instruments that carry an impact on the energy sector providing the necessary framework to dissect any taxation chapter of an investment treaty.

How this will help you:

The book takes a giant step toward meeting the ECT’s mandate to promote long-term cooperation in the energy field with a set of defined objectives focusing on trade, cooperation, energy efficiency, and environmental protection. It will be of immeasurable value to states in developing new initiatives for the future so as to offer a useful instrument for states in drawing their taxation policy and investment incentives. Practitioners and academics with a focus on international arbitration will benefit from the book’s systematic approach that offers a rich inventory of existing and new questions that arise from the need for investment funds and the complex taxation provisions of investment protection treaties.

 

Last Updated 09/15/2020
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403517520
SKU 10080814-0001
Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

List of Abbreviations

List of Figures

List of Tables

Acknowledgments

CHAPTER 1
Introduction

CHAPTER 2
The Energy Charter Treaty and Its Provisions on the State’s Power to Tax

CHAPTER 3
Much Ado about Tax

CHAPTER 4
The Taxation Article in the ECT and Other Select BITs

CHAPTER 5
Case Law Review

CHAPTER 6
Proposals

CHAPTER 7
Conclusion

Appendices

APPENDIX 5.1
Timeline of Uncontested Events in the Yukos Disputes

APPENDIX 5.2
RES Timeline for Ecuador and Disputed Interests Triggered by the Respective Cases

APPENDIX 5.3
RES Timeline for The Czech Republic

APPENDIX 5.4
RES Timeline for Italy

APPENDIX 5.5
RES Timeline for Spain

APPENDIX 5.6
Deep Dive into the Spanish Cases

APPENDIX 5.7
Summary Figures for ECT Cases

Bibliography

Table of Authorities

Index

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