Intra-EU Bilateral Trade Deals May Have Had Their Day

Law360, New York (October 20, 2016, 12:32 PM EDT) -- As the European Commission intensifies its push for certain member states to terminate their investment treaties with other bloc members, some experts say it's becoming increasingly likely that these aging trade deals will be scrapped, changing the landscape for investors within the European Union.

Late last month, the EC issued what's known as a "reasoned opinion" to Austria, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Sweden, explaining that they must terminate their intra-EU bilateral investment treaties. The commission argues that the treaties — many of which were agreed...
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