Office Managing Partner
The European Commission's Public Consultation on Investment Protection and Investor-State Dispute Settlement in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
April 2014International Trade and Investment Alert
The European Commission (the Commission) has opened its three-month public comment period on investment protection and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The aim of the consultation is to seek the right balance between protecting investments and safeguarding the European Union (EU) public interest. According to the Commission, the consultation process seeks to "better define the EU's approach to investor protection and ISDS in the proposed TTIP negotiation by allowing all stakeholders an opportunity to provide their reflections."