CJEU Opinion 1/17 30 April 2019

On 30 October 2016, Canada and the European Union signed a free trade agreement called the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”)[1] . This Agreement provides for an investor-state dispute settlement (“ISDS”) mechanism, including an Investment Court System. In September 2017, Belgium requested an opinion from the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) regarding the compatibility of such a mechanism with European Union law[2].

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