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In-depth briefings Investment United States & TTIP

Monthly Briefing: Investment protection chapters in EU trade agreements – What lies ahead for TTIP

This brief analyses how investment protection provisions in EU trade agreements have evolved since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty in late 2009 right up to the EU’s November 2015 proposal to the United States in the context of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations. The text …

Interview: EU international investment court idea: 3 questions to Lauge Poulsen
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Interview: EU international investment court idea: 3 questions to Lauge Poulsen

Lauge Poulsen,  Assistant Professor in International Political Economy at University College London, tells us what he thinks of the EU’s proposal to establish an international investment court system (ICS) to replace private arbitration to settle disputes between investors and host states.  The EU is notably proposing such a system to …

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ISDS: can the EU’s international investment court revolution succeed?

The EU is trying to revolutionise the international investment protection order with its new proposal to establish an international investment court – ICS – to adjudicate conflicts between international investors and host states. Starting a revolution is no small feat, and needs a lot of strategising, organising, and a competent, agile, avantgarde. Whereas the …

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In the news

ISDS   International Arbitration Reporter broke the story that the very controversial case brought by the tobacco company Philip Morris against Australia in 2014 because of the latter’s plain packaging laws was rejected by the tribunal set up under a Hong Kong – Australia BIT. The grounds appear to be …