Oliver Hailes

Oliver Hailes is a solicitor based in Wellington. His work on the Trans‑Pacific Partnership has won several legal writing awards.

Oct 26, 2017

An economy shaped by investor rights? No thanks.

Last week on The Spinoff economic lawyer Chris Gillies called for Labour to rethink its opposition to investor-state dispute settlements, a key part of trade deals like the TPP. Quite the contrary, argues solicitor and TPP scholar Oliver Hailes: New Zealand is far better off without them.

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