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MEP Fjellner: investment court in EU Vietnam FTA amounts to “trusting judges appointed by a communist regime”

The young Swedish MEP (EPP) Christopher Fjellner is playing the role of gadfly on investment protection in the EU Parliament, whose pressure has led the EU to introduce permanent judges as part of the dispute resolution pillar of its new bilateral free trade agreements.   Under proposal in the ongoing …

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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 …

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German small business group supports new Commission investment proposal, criticises clamp-down on intra EU ISDS

In a newsletter to its members, the German association of Mittelstand companies, the DIHK welcomed the EU Commission’s TTIP proposal for an investment court, hailing in particular its new provisions in favour of small and medium-sized enterprises.   “Investment protection serves precisely the protection of small and medium-sized enterprises, which …