The investment protection clause of TTIP grants investors special protection regarding their so-called “legitimate expectations.” Businesses can sue when they feel restricted in their business activity by new laws in the public interest. Financial services are an important sector for US investors. “Regulatory chill” is also an important theme. Life-saving generics will be denied and fracking companies can sue when foreign investors are set above labor, the environment and democracy.
to read the articles by Elisabeth Beer, Alexandra Endres and Helmut Bohdiek published in January 2015, click on