Taft partner Sohan Dasgupta, Ph.D., authored the article "What Energy Claims Against Spain Mean for Investor Rights," which was published on Jan. 10 in Law360. The article discusses recent news about the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), including Spain’s announcement of its intention to leave the ECT; and the significant impact of an international tribunal’s award on the rights of investors in investor-state arbitration. Specifically, the article lays out the implications of the “legitimate expectations” doctrine that is part of the Fair and Equitable Treatment standard deployed in many treaties. To read the article, please click here.
Dasgupta is a strategic and experienced problem-solver representing clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal and state appellate and trial courts, government agencies, state legislatures, and Congress. His practice includes trial and appellate litigation, public law, investigations (including congressional, regulatory, and internal), regulatory and compliance matters, and international disputes (including international trade and international arbitration). He previously served as Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Special Counsel of the U.S. Department of Education.