The termination agreement implements the March 2018 European Court of Justice judgment in Achmea case, where the Court found that investor-State arbitration clauses in intra-EU bilateral investment treaties ("intra-EU BITs") are incompatible with the EU Treaties. On 1 June 2020, the Investment Treaty Forum convenes an online meeting to discuss implications of this agreement on existing and future disputes within the European Union as well as its potential implications for global system of investor-state dispute settlement. The event will gather members of the Investment Treaty Forum, representatives of states, practitioners, academics and others interested in the effect of termination of intra-EU BITs. The issues covered will include the effect of the agreement on sunset clauses, legitimate expectations of investors, mitigation measures which governments and investors can take to address the impact of the termination of intra-EU BITs. We will also discuss how investors could respond to the agreement, for example by engaging in corporate restructuring or opting for other dispute resolution methods. In this interactive webinar, approximately one half of the time will be devoted to questions from the audience.
LISTED EVENT TIMES ARE BRITISH SUMMER TIME.
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