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South Africa: How safe for investment?
The Protection of Investment Act affords foreign investors no protections beyond domestic law, and pointedly disavows investor-state international arbitration. The SADC Protocol was also amended by the SADC Summit of heads of state and government.
Macron puts trade policy on summit table
Macron wants "an overall vision to find a balance between trade openness and protection" of EU markets and citizens, rather than "adding piece after piece" to the EU trade policy "puzzle".
France seeks food safety inclusion in EU-Mercosur deal - envoy
France will propose changing the European Commission’s mandate to negotiate a trade deal with South America’s Mercosur bloc to include food safety provisions.
Ireland and France furious with EU over plan to import more beef from Brazil
The European Union (EU) is facing a stinging attack from Ireland and France after Europe moved to open up the lucrative beef market to Brazil.
La filière viande demande l’exclusion totale de la viande bovine de cet accord
Interbev et la FNB s’offusquent de la proposition de la Commission européenne d’octroyer un contingent tarifaire annuel de 70 000 tonnes de viande bovine dans le cadre des négociations commerciales avec les pays du Mercosur.
Sanofi Aventis Ukraine seeks to file claim to international court to protect investment in Ukraine
Sanofi Aventis Ukraine LLC, part of Sanofi global pharmaceutical company, seeks to file a claim against Ukraine to the International Investment Arbitration.
French Constitutional Council sees CETA as compliant with state’s basic law
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada is in line with the French Constitution, the French Constitutional Council
Argentina bonds for sale to pay money owed Total
Citigroup offered US$200m of Argentina bonds for sale as part of an arbitration agreement to help settle the sovereign’s obligations to French oil company Total.
EU, Canada agree start of free trade agreement
The European Union and Canada said they had agreed to start a free trade agreement on Sept. 21, paving the way for over 90 percent of the treaty to come into effect.
Paris court confirms invalidation of seizing Russian space agency accounts in Yukos case
Yukos, once Russia’s largest oil major, was accused of tax crimes and declared a bankrupt by a Russian court ruling in 2006 while its assets were sold at auctions during the liquidation procedure.
Case report: Recofi SA v. Socialist Republic of Vietnam
In its September 20, 2016 Ruling, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court refused to set aside an Award in a UNCITRAL investment arbitration between Recofi SA, a French company, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, dismissing the case for lack of jurisdiction.
France’s top court questions constitutionality of CETA
The Constitutional Court announced that it would delay its decision on the legality of the EU’s free trade agreement with Canada, confirming doubts about its compatibility with the French constitution.
Spain confirms: EU-Morocco trade deal not for Western Sahara goods
The Spanish government in a statement confirmed the EU court’s judgement that Western Sahara goods are not covered by the EU-Morocco trade deal.
La filière bovine veut faire capoter le Ceta
Les professionnels de l’élevage bovin comptent sur les parlementaires français pour qu’ils ne ratifient pas l’accord.
French leftist lawmakers take EU-Canada free trade deal to court
More than 100 French left-wing lawmakers decided to appeal to the country’s Constitutional Council to block a contentious free trade deal between the European Union and Canada.
Grenoble accueille les 2e rencontres paneuropéennes des villes contre TAFTA-CETA-TISA
Alors que le CETA vient d’être ratifié par le Parlement européen, Grenoble organise samedi, après Barcelone, les 2e Rencontres paneuropéennes des villes contre TAFTA - CETA – TISA,
Edenred S.A.: Arbitration ruling from the ICSID delivered in Edenred’s favor in Hungary
The ICSID delivered its decision in Edenred’s arbitration claim against the Hungarian State in the Group’s favor.
Arbitration panel formed for hearing $12 bln claim lodged by tycoon Pugachev
The Permanent Court of Arbitration has formed a panel of arbitrators for considering a claim filed by Sergey Pugachev seeking $12 billion in damages
French court unfreezes assets of three Russian enterprises over Yukos case
The Court of Appeal in Paris ruled to lift a freeze on assets of Russian Satellite Communications Company and RIA Novosti news agency.
Data flow in trade agreements
The French Government calls on the European Commission to adopt an open and innovation-friendly data flow system while preserving European interests in trade agreements