TTIP: Shaping the Future of Investor−State Dispute Settlement?
The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US, two of the world's largest economies, is intended to remove trade barriers, create wealth and promote investment. On 13 January, the European Commission published the results of its public consultation on investment protection and investor−state dispute settlement (ISDS) in TTIP. Of the 150,000 responses, 97 per cent were negative. Critics have stated that the ISDS proposals would allow corporates to undermine regulation by governments in fields such as environmental protection. A further consultation is promised.
But why has ISDS in TTIP aroused such opposition? Can it be improved to strike a balance between investment protection and the right of governments to regulate? And, if TTIP is a blueprint for future free trade agreements (FTAs), what lies in store for this form of dispute resolution?
This event will bring together voices from a broad range of stakeholders including UK government, industry and civil society.
This meeting is being held in partnership with Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and will be followed by a drinks reception.
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