INTERNATIONAL

 

Falling Commodity Prices Won’t Mean Fewer Company-Government Disputes

 

Disputes between governments and extractive companies are on the rise. Between 2001 and 2010 some 87 projects went to international arbitration, compared to only 12 during the whole of the 1990s; for oil and gas the increase was tenfold. These are only the tip of the iceberg, with many more expensive legal battles at the national level, such as last year’s high-stakes showdown...