Original article by Amy Corderoy
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: 4 : 3-Jul-14
A stake in Philip Morris Australia was bought by Philip Morris Asia 10 months after the then Australian government foreshadowed the introduction of plain packaging laws for cigarettes. The Permanent Court of Arbitration has now given Australia permission to challenge Philip Morris Asia’s right to launch a free trade case against the laws from Hong Kong. McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer director Jonathan Liberman says the ruling shows that the tribunal sees the objection to the tobacco group’s manoeuver as "serious and substantial"
PHILIP MORRIS (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED, PHILIP MORRIS ASIA INCORPORATED, PERMANENT COURT OF ARBITRATION, McCABE CENTRE FOR LAW AND CANCER