CFCI Seminar Series - EU – Vietnam Free Trade and Investment Agreements

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Friday 13 November 2020

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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A critical analysis of the Investment Tribunal System (ITS)

Speaker:

Professor Umut Turksen

Discussant:

Mr Tony Nguyen Trung Nam, EP Legal, Vietnam

Overview: 

The EU currently has 79 preferential trade agreements in place. One of these is the recent free trade agreement with Vietnam (EVFTA) which is arguably the most ambitious free trade deal ever concluded with a developing country and are strategically important to both parties. EVFTA provides a unique dispute settlement mechanism, namely Investment Tribunal System (ITS). This paper critically anaylses the pros and cons of the ITS. In doing so it identifies key provisions which can give the impetus for Vietnam to develop it legal system, particularly the Vietnamese foreign investment protection eco-system which is crucial for its economy.

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