ABA Journal: Amici Letters for ABA Top 100 Blawgs 2014

Here’s from the ABA Journal: “We’re working on our annual list of the 100 best legal blogs, and we’d like your advice on which blogs you think we should include. Use the form below to tell us about a blog—not your own—that you read regularly and think other lawyers should know about. If there is more than one blog you want to support, feel free to send us additional amici through the form. We may include some of the best comments in our Blawg 100 coverage. But keep your remarks pithy—you have a 500-character limit.” Continue reading

Upper Chamber of German Parliament Against Investment Arbitration in US/EU TTIP

In today‘s session, the Upper Chamber (Bundesrat) of the German parliament discussed the state of the current negotiations of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)  between the European Union and the United States. In that context, several federal states tabled a resolution, which spoke out against the use of investment arbitration in the treaty. The resolution was adopted. In its relevant part, it reads as follows: Continue reading

“Brute Force and Ignorance!” Unavailability of Dispute Resolution Germany

Apologies to all readers for the blog’s downtime last week – thanks for your patience. It appears the blog has been a victim of brute force attacks. We are working on avoiding, or at least reducing, the impact of such attacks. When I learned about the attacks, I longed back to the days when “brute force” to me was just a line from a Rory Gallagher song. And how appropriate the title of that song is: “Brute Force and Ignorance”!


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