3rd EFILA Annual Conference 2018

EFILA is pleased to invite you to our 3rd Annual Conference which will take place in London on the 5th of February.

For more details about the event please see the event’s page here. For ticketing details, please see the Eventbrite dedicated page.


Parallel States’ Obligations in Investor-State Arbitration

The conference will focus on:

  • Non-disputing third parties and their influence on arbitration
  • Investment regulation and arbitration
  • Human rights, environment and arbitration
  • Proposed Investment Court System

Draft Programme

08.30-09:00 Registration, tea and coffee

09:00-09:15 Welcome Address by Chair of the Executive Board of EFILA

– Sherina Petit (Norton Rose Fulbright)


Panel 1: Non-disputing third parties and their influence on arbitration

– Chair: Yasmin Mohammad (Vannin Capital)

– Alejandro López Ortiz (Mayer Brown)

– Kostadin Sirleshtov (CMS)

– Lise Johnson (Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment)

10:45-11:15 Tea/coffee break sponsored by Brill Martinus Nijhoff Publisher

11.15-12.45 Panel 2: Investment regulation and arbitration

Chair: Aron Skogman (Mannheimer Swartling)

– Federico Ortino (Kings College London)

– Christophe Bondy (Cooley)

– Monica Moraleda (Kingdom of Spain)

12.45-14:00 Lunch break


Keynote Speech by the Honorable Charles N. Brower, Arbitrator,

20 Essex Street Chambers

“Why The EU Investment Court System Is Destined To Fail Foreign Investors And Host States Alike?”

– Chair: Markus Burianski (White & Case)


– Cherie Blair QC (Omnia Strategy)

– Annette Magnusson (Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the SCC)

– Dirk Pulkowski (Permanent Court of Arbitration)

15:30-16.00 Tea/coffee break sponsored by Harbour Litigation Funding

16.00-17.30 Panel 3: Human rights, environment and arbitration

– Chair: Marie Stoyanov (Allen & Overy)

– Monique Sasson (independent arbitrator)

– Stephen Fietta (Fietta)

– Iuliana Iancu (Hanotiau & van den Berg)


Closing remarks

– Prof. Nikos Lavranos, Secretary General of EFILA