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Advocate General says BITs with Singapore can only be terminated by member states

The EU Singapore FTA is the first practical test case for the termination of bilateral investment treaties signed by the European countries before 2009 – the year of entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty. Twelve member states have BITs in place with Singapore. These treaties cover investment protection and investor-state dispute settlement. …

Comment: The Advocate General’s opinion on the Singapore FTA is a pyrrhic victory for Europe’s trade-sceptics
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Comment: The Advocate General’s opinion on the Singapore FTA is a pyrrhic victory for Europe’s trade-sceptics

  If the Court of Justice rules on the lines offered by the European Court of Justice’s Advocate-General’s opinion released on 21 December 2016, the EU will not be able to sign modern trade agreements that include namely social and environmental standards, writes Christofer Fjellner.   Last October’s debacle during which Wallonia …

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In Brief: EU advancing ICS plans in Asia as Singapore signals readiness to sign on to it and talks with Korea to be launched soon

The EU and Korea are preparing to launch talks to upgrade their 2011 bilateral free trade agreement. The main aim is to see Korea sign on to the EU model investment treaty that includes an investment court and pre-appointed arbitrators.   Such an agreement would supersede existing bilateral investment treaties …