On 27 May 2020, the EU published a proposal to modernise ect. This latest draft EU proposal makes changes to the definition of investments in the Treaty, a reaffirmation of the right of parties to regulation, a narrower definition of FETs and the reference to a multilateral investment court. The proposal also proposes several additional articles on sustainable development, light claims, cost security, third-party intervention, third-party funds and damage assessment. On December 13 and 14, 2016, the European Commission and the Government of Canada jointly hosted exploratory discussions on the establishment of a multilateral investment court. Representatives of the Governments of several countries participated in the meeting in Geneva, under the closing session. At the end of CETA, the two hosts pledged to “cooperate quickly” to create a permanent investment tribunal, which builds on the ICS mechanism contained in the agreement. The objective of […] However, the UK is taking action in post-Brexit trade and investment negotiations Caution is needed when it comes to investment restructuring and investors who wish to do so should get legal advice. This is due to the fact that, before a dispute arises, investment restructuring is a legitimate business objective with a view to maximising the protection of investment contracts; The implementation of such a restructuring, when a potential dispute is already looming, may result in the loss of contract protection. Vietnam will benefit more from NAFTA than other such agreements, as Vietnam and the EU are seen as two supportive and complementary markets. In other words, Vietnam exports goods that the EU cannot or will not produce itself (fishery products, tropical fruits, etc.), while products imported from the EU are also those that Vietnam does not produce on the national territory, including high-quality machinery, aircraft and pharmaceutical products. A pioneering judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Communities (ECJ) can be profoundly influenced by current and future investment agreements and chapters in which EU Member States or the Union itself participate.
In this article, the author examines the judgment from the EU`s constitutional point of view and analyses the possible consequences. Was the Achmea ruling a surprise to insiders on the RIGHT in the EU? The EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, an acronym EUSFTA, is signed and ratified Bilateral Free Trade and Investment Agreement between the European Union and Singapore. EuSFTA has been under negotiation since March 2010 and its text has been publicly available since June 2015.  Negotiations on goods and services were concluded in 2012 and investment protection on 17 October 2014.  The European Commission has launched a public consultation initiative on the current EU investment protection and facilitation system, triggered by the recent cessation of DTT between Member States. In this article, the authors warn that new forms of international investment protection are not necessary and could undermine the legitimacy of the EU. Twenty-two EU Member States approved, on 15 January 2019, a political declaration announcing a series of measures concerning existing intra-EU COMMUNITIES and future or ongoing investment arbitrations. The book establishes the thesis that the designation of the EU or a Member State as a defendant in the event of a dispute under the new EU investment agreements has a material impact on the international liability of the defendant. . . .