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One of the Advocates General to the Court of Justice of the European Union, Advocate General Bot, has issued an opinion confirming that the mechanism for the settlement of disputes between investors and states provided for in the Comprehensive Economic … Continue reading
CETA UPDATE: CETA is signed; Provisional application of CETA and Brexit; First government-to-government meeting to discuss establishing the multi-lateral investment court system
On 30 October 2016, the EU and Canada signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (the CETA). As explained in our blog post here, the text of the CETA, which was originally agreed in 2014, was subjected to "legal scrubbing" … Continue reading
“Legal scrubbing” of the CETA results in adoption of an Investment Court System for resolving Investor-State disputes: a clear signal to the US for the TTIP negotiations?
On Friday 26 September 2014, after five years of negotiations, the EU and Canada released the agreed text for the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). The content of that "agreed text" is commented upon in some detail in our earlier … Continue reading
NAFTA tribunal considers issues of res judicata and the customary international law minimum standard of treatment
In Apotex Holdings Inc. and Apotex Inc. v United States of America, (ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/12/1), a NAFTA chapter eleven tribunal considered issues of res judicata and the customary international law minimum standard of treatment. In a case notable for its discussion of res judicata and the … Continue reading
Long-awaited EU-Canada trade agreement agreed – a blueprint to set the standard for future investment protection?
On Friday 26 September, after five years of negotiations, the EU and Canada agreed in principle to a text for the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). It is certainly comprehensive, running to 1,500 pages. It is the first such agreement … Continue reading
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on its proposed approach to investment protection and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (the TTIP). The TTIP is a free trade agreement currently in negotiation … Continue reading
Class arbitrations have primarily been viewed as an instrument of the US legal system. However, given the international capability and procedural flexibility of arbitration, the scope that they offer for collective redress by consumers is attracting increasing interest.