Redefining the ‘Centre’: International Economic Law and Grand Strategy in a Multipolar World

by Horia Ciurtin LL.M., Managing Editor of the EFILA Blog* (Legal) Multipolarity Revisited: What Lies Beyond Westphalia? This brief introduction to such an ambitious thematic must undoubtedly commence by positing its adherence to the (non-legal) core concept of ‘grand strategy’ and its realist avatars in international economic law. More precisely, it shall be argued that –… Read More Redefining the ‘Centre’: International Economic Law and Grand Strategy in a Multipolar World

Transnational Court of Investment Arbitration

by Duarte G. Henriques, BCH Advocados* In the context of the discussions surrounding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), much criticism has been raised against ISDS (Investor-State Dispute Settlement). We know now that the European Parliament echoed public complaints and voted against the inclusion of an ISDS mechanism in the TTIP. It further recommended to… Read More Transnational Court of Investment Arbitration

Right to Regulation & Investment Court System: Alternative to ISDS? (Part II) – Mediation in Investor-State Dispute: An Option 

 Pratyush Nath Upreti*, Upreti & Associates In my previous contribution to the EFILA blog, titled Right to Regulation & Investment Court System: Alternative to ISDS?, I analyzed the debate raised by the ISDS provision in TTIP and how the proposed Investment Court may not be able to solve the issues raised by ISDS. It is important… Read More Right to Regulation & Investment Court System: Alternative to ISDS? (Part II) – Mediation in Investor-State Dispute: An Option 

EFILA Annual Conference 2016 – “Investment Arbitration 2.0”

The Annual Conference of EFILA 2016 entitled “Investment arbitration 2.0?“ will take place on 5 February 2016 at the La Maison du Barreau in Paris. The Conference will bring together world-class dispute resolution practitioners and prominent arbitration experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities of investment arbitration, including the new features of investment protection chapters included… Read More EFILA Annual Conference 2016 – “Investment Arbitration 2.0”