CETA Dispute Process Compatible with EU Law, Adviser Says

Law360 (January 29, 2019, 9:22 PM EST) -- The mechanism for handling disputes that may arise under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union is compatible with EU law, an adviser to the European Union’s highest court said Tuesday.

General Advocate Yves Bot, answering a question put forward by Belgium in 2017, said the investment court system provided by the treaty — which would be used to arbitrate disputes that arise under the treaty — does not undermine EU law or the authority of the European Court of Justice.

In deciding that the CETA dispute resolution mechanism is compatible with EU law, Bot focused...

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