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investor-state disputes. 11 This idea is quite similar to the current proposals of the European Commission to establish an investment court system. 12 However, the process of regionalization has led to more complexity in the puzzle of IIAs in Africa. Despite several innovative efforts, one cannot deny

In: The Journal of World Investment & Trade

TTIP Reform Proposal)’. It contains a ‘novel two-tier settlement mechanism for investment disputes, combining elements of traditional ISA with judicial features’, 12 and an ‘investment court system’, which as we shall see, was reflected for the first time in the EU ’s FTA with Canada. Designed

In: The Journal of World Investment & Trade

investment court system’ of which an appellate mechanism would be a part. 14 Following the EU’s TTIP proposal, where negotiations have not concluded, the new EU investment tribunal model has found its way into the EU-Vietnam FTA, the negotiations for which were concluded in January 2016, 15 and, more

In: The Journal of World Investment & Trade

investors and investments entitled to this mechanism, and conditions for submission of claims including time limits. For example, Section 3, Chapter 8 of the EVFTA includes key provisions of the new Investment Court System, designed recently by the European Union ( EU ) to replace all investment dispute

In: The Journal of World Investment & Trade

an Investment Court System for CETA and TTIP Lead to Enforceable Awards?—The Limits of Modifying the ICSID Convention and the Nature of Investment Arbitration, (2016)19–4 Journal of International Economic Law , 761–786; Freya Baetens, The European Union’s Proposed Investment Court System: Addressing

In: The Chinese Journal of Global Governance

some form of ISDS exists, but only if there is a systemic overhaul to many of the features that are central to how ISDS currently operates. The EU’s proposal for a multilateral court of first instance and appellate review is a key example, and is virtually identical to the investment court system

In: The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals

investment court system, as opposed to traditional investor-state arbitration, that exemplified by its recent commitment to the establishment of a multilateral investment court. 38 Arguably, the the EU -Japan Economic Partnership Agreement ( EPA ) is becoming a testing ground for future EU trade and

In: The Journal of World Investment & Trade

submissions leading to a substantial shift in EU investment policy as articulated in the 2015 ‘Trade for All’-policy and the subsequent investment court system proposed under the TTIP and its adoption in the CETA and the EU–Vietnam FTA. Some commentators argue that the concerns raised in the public

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prospect. In the meantime, however, the EU has included a permanent bilateral investment court system in its most recent investment and free trade agreements, including the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada ( CETA ), 80 the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement ( FTA ) 81

In: Brill Research Perspectives in International Investment Law and Arbitration

the alleged legitimacy concerns facing ISDS . 5 The EU first referred to the ITS as an “investment court system” ( ICS ) in its TTIP Proposal, supra note 1. The recently concluded EU-Singapore FTA also refers to the ITS as the ICS . 6 CETA , Art. 8.29; EU-Vietnam FTA , Art. 15. On

In: The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals