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Sean Heather

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Vice President of the U.S. Chamber’s Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation (GRC)

Sean Heather is vice president of the U.S. Chamber’s Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation (GRC)

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Competition Enforcement: The EU’s Current State of Mind

The greatest difference between the U.S. and EU approaches lies with the philosophy that underpins the function of competition enforcement.

EU Certainties - Death, Taxes and Competition Enforcement

Benjamin Franklin once said that “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” But those following Brussels policy debates know of a third uniquely European certainty — the unbridled power of EU competition enforcement.

As foreseen, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Wednesday announced that tax arrangements offered by Luxembourg and the Netherlands are in violation of EU State aid laws.

The European Parliament’s Telling Vote and What It Means for the Transatlantic Trade Talks

It underscores why American investors need investment protection and a meaningful Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism to be at the core of any transatlantic agreement.

13 Myths about Investor-State Arbitration

To safeguard international investments, countries enter into bilateral investment treaties (BITs). The United States also includes these safeguards for investments in our trade agreements. They ensure international investors are not subject to discrimination, are treated fairly and are compensated in the event of expropriation.

Sen. Warren’s TPP Criticism is Flawed, Missing the Point

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Trans-Pacific Partnership column in the Washington Post is chock full of ill-informed opinion, but short on facts.