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EurActiv.com quotes Peter Kirby in an article about Chevron’s lobby to the EU to give foreign investors the legal right to contest government decisions

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“TTIP: Chevron lobbied for controversial legal right as ‘environmental deterrent’” by Arthur Neslen, EurActiv.com EurActiv.com quotes Montreal lawyer Peter Kirby in an article about the chilling effect of investment arbitration, which is used by multinational companies, on national social and environmental protection measures.

 

Peter Kirby, a partner in the Canadian law firm Fasken Martineau described ISDS tribunals as: “a lobbying tool in the sense that you can go in and say, ‘OK, if you do this, we will be suing you for compensation.’ It does change behaviour in certain cases.”