The United Kingdom’s (U.K.) accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans‑Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) might have been a bumpy ride, but it will soon come to fruition.  While all eyes are on the trade implications of the CPTPP, another component of the CPTPP that is getting comparatively little attention – the CPTPP treaty provisions on investment – may turn out to have a much greater impact for the United Kingdom.Continue Reading Coming to a Country Near You: The U.K. Announces Imminent Accession to the CPTPP – Including Its Investment Chapter

On February 21, 2023, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans‑Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) formally entered into force for Chile, after undergoing an intense, four-year legislative process.  The CPTPP covers the full range of modern trade agreements, including market access for goods and services, public procurement disciplines, temporary entry, and investment protection, among others.  Despite the CPTPP’s entry into force, the future of investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) in Chile remains a point of controversy.Continue Reading The CPTPP Enters into Force for Chile – but Mind the Fine Print