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  • Year: 2019
  • Month: February
  • Topic: Investment Arbitration

AG Bot concludes that CETA’s Investment Court System is compatible with EU law

21 February 2019 Guillaume Croisant, Europe


On 7 September 2017, Belgium requested the opinion of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) on the compatibility with EU law of the Investment Court System (“ICS”) provided for by the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada (“CETA”).

In his much anticipated opinion rendered on 29 January 2019, Advocate General (“AG”) Bot considers that this mechanism for the settlement of investor-State disputes is compatible with the EU Treaties and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

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