The Cairn and Vodafone cases have opened a pandora’s box of tax-related investment disputes that lie at the intersection of international laws and municipal governance.
While determining the arbitrability of tax disputes under investment protection laws, the devil lies in the details of the treaty instrument.
It is critical to maintain an equilibrium between the regulatory powers of a sovereign and the legitimate interests of a foreign investor.
By retrospectively amending the Income Tax Act in 2012, the Indian Parliament sought to clarify its legislative intention.
The nature of the interaction between taxation regimes and investment agreements have evolved over time, with new generation treaties envisaging specific carve-outs for tax.
The Huawei controversy raises the questions of whether India can envision a future without Chinese venture capital.
The violence in Palestine and Israel is an outcome of extremist nationalism, but more importantly, it highlights the inadequacy of political leadership at both ends.
By recommencing trade and investment negotiations with Brussels, New Delhi hopes to counter Beijing’s role in the global value chain.
Beset with Islamic and racial violence, the French Republic once again woke up to rumblings within the powerful military fraternity.
SNP’s victory in the Scottish parliamentary elections appears to have reinvigorated sub-national movements across the UK.
NFTs are the new buzzword in the world of art, where these digital artforms are setting a
new record of millions of dollars apiece every other day.
As China test-launches its sovereign digital currency, countries around the world are
scrambling to assess potential disruptions to the global financial system.
As Coinbase joins the ranks of publicly listed companies, there has been much soul-searching
about investor appetite for cryptocurrencies.
Cobalt has become a blight for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo as its spiralling demand leads to a rush for its exploitation with little regulation and regard for their rights.
Technology has disrupted the traditional model of news production by empowering the audience to amplify it or create new content altogether.
Though social media reach is tremendous in India, its platforms have not been used to spread misinformation or create agitations.
The historic ruling by the British Supreme Court, which affirms the employment rights of Uber drivers, can have a ripple effect in the international domain.
By going against domestic public opinion, Seoul has not only jumpstarted a progressively deteriorating relationship with Japan but also strengthened Washington’s hands in the Asia-Pacific region.
From distribution mechanisms to questions over some of the vaccines themselves, the global drive should constantly learn and evolve.
The only way to nip misinformation in the bud is to work alongside social media platforms.