On 26 January, I will participate in the discussion on “Trade and sustainability: CETA dissected” organized by the Asser Instituut in The Hague. The programme is available here: http://www.asser.nl/education-events/
In my outlook blogpost for EFILA, I argue that since the year 2016 was an “annus horribilis”, the year 2017 should be used by the European Commission, European Parliament and Council for pause and reflection, and ultimately, change of the chosen path. Accepting ‘mixity’ as the new reality is the first step in this direction.
Read my take on the consequences of the CETA drama for the future of the EU’s investment policy. In this blogpost for Kluwer Arbitration Blog I explain why the CETA drama is a signpost that we have entered the dark age of protectionism and nationalism as regards international trade and investment agreements.
In my most recent blogpost I discuss the lessons which the decision of the German Constitutional Court (GCC) in the Vattenfall case can provide for the arbitral tribunal in the ECT Vattenfall dispute. Since the legal issues are very similar in both cases, it does not come as a surprise that the main elements of the legal analysis and conclusions…