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14 Sep 2017, 7:49 am by Simon Lester
This is a guest post by Szilárd Gáspár-Szilágyi In a previous post Simon Lester has commented on President Juncker’s wish to rescue the EU’s trade policy, by concluding a set of streamlined trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand that would carve out contentious clauses on investment protection. [read post]
24 Aug 2017, 9:06 pm by Rob Howse
As Simon Lester reported recently, the USTR has been developing a proposal that would allow individual NAFTA parties (member-states) to opt in or out of allowing suits against their governments by private corporations for violation of the investment provisions of the NAFTA. [read post]
1 May 2017, 8:12 am
Ben Zissimos & Jan Wouters, US–Shrimp II (Vietnam): Dubious Application of Anti-Dumping Duties – Should Have Used Safeguards Julia Qin & Hylke Vandenbussche, China–GOES (Article 21.5): Time to Clarify the Standard for Price Suppression and Price Depression in AD/CVD Investigations Arevik Gnutzmann-Mkrtchyan & Simon Lester, Does Safeguards Need Saving? [read post]
28 Sep 2016, 3:01 am by Walter Olson
Ikenson, Simon Lester, Scott Lincicome, Daniel R. [read post]
23 Aug 2016, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
[Simon Lester, Cato] Tags: Europe, guns, Indian tribes, politics, search engines, taxes August 24 roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
6 Aug 2016, 8:52 am
Skovgaard Poulsen, Investment Protection in TTIP: Three Feasible Proposals Simon Lester, Six Degrees of Integration: How Closely Will the TTIP Integrate the Transatlantic Market? [read post]
3 Dec 2015, 9:10 pm
Simon Lester (Cato Institute) has posted an ASIL Insight on The TPP's Contribution to Public International Law. [read post]
24 Nov 2015, 11:46 am by Rob Howse
As Susan Esserman and I pointed out in Foreign Affairs some years back, the WTO dispute settlement system is among the most advanced adjudicative mechanisms yet devised for international law. [read post]
12 Nov 2015, 8:29 am by Stewart Baker
I also acknowledge a significant caveat drawn to my attention by Simon Lester of Cato: Despite the TPP, a member is free to adopt any measure “that it considers necessary for … the protection of its own essential security. [read post]
29 Jul 2015, 11:29 am by Simon Lester
I recently came across this: According to US trade lawyer Simon Lester, dispute settlement between states under the TPP or TTIP would then require them to invoke their rights within the WTO and seek the jurisdiction of the WTO’s dispute settlement understanding (DSU). [read post]
19 Apr 2015, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
[Simon Lester, Cato] House hearing on Obama executive order blacklisting contractors over labor violations in unrelated areas of their business, or at subcontractors [witnesses and testimony, Walberg statement, press release, video, SHRM] Sixth Circuit retaliation decision confirms need for kid-glove handling of employees who file discrimination complaints [Jon Hyman] Spontaneous protest doesn’t come cheap: SEIU spent $24 million in 2014 on fast food/retail wage movement… [read post]
30 Mar 2015, 3:06 am
Contents include:Reinhard Quick, Why TTIP Should Have an Investment Chapter Including ISDS Simon Lester, Rethinking the International Investment Law System Adarsh Ramanujan & Seetharaman Sampath, ‘Double Counting’: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel? [read post]
24 Mar 2015, 3:02 am by Walter Olson
., Federalist Society holds star-filled conference on Treaties and National Sovereignty at George Washington University [Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz] Trade agreements are being promoted as extending progressive labor and environmental policies around the globe, hmmm [Simon Lester, related] Courts in European nations urged to use Charter to promote affirmative welfare rights, strike down laws liberalizing labor markets [Council of Europe] “Croatian-Serb war offenses litigated… [read post]
20 Mar 2015, 8:11 pm by Rob Howse
Simon Lester already blogged this morning about the NAFTA investor-state award in Bilcon v. [read post]