Monthly Archives: November 2013

More on the China-EU investment treaty

Marc Bungenberg and Catharine Titi wrote an interesting contribution in UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Hub: The prospective EU-China investment agreement and the new potential for multilateralism in international investment law. UNCTAD asked me to comment, which I did: Marc Bungenberg and Catharine Titi are right in their assessment that the EU-China investment treaty’s importance extents well […]

A European investment treaty with China: limited effect, but global significance

In the debate regarding the transatlantic free trade agreement one issue has remained below the radar: the European Union (EU) is shortly to also commence negotiations with China. On 18 October the EU member states are set to pass the mandate for the negotiation of an international investment agreement with China. Beijing hopes that this […]