Given the present debate – on both sides of the Atlantic (and beyond) – surrounding the future of ISDS and bilateral investment treaties, the EFILA Blog editorial board believes that a veritable dialogue must take place, allowing all arguments to be heard and all diverging positions to be defended. Discussing the status of an international regime… Read More Call for Contributions – EFILA Blog
The fifth anniversary edition of the Dutch Arbitration Day will bring together international arbitration practitioners as well as academics and in-house counsel. This year we will focus on the latest developments in the areas of advocacy and evidence. Leaders in the field of international arbitration will share their views on and provide practical insights. They… Read More DAA Dutch Arbitration Day 2017
DAVA | Strategic Analysis is not just another geopolitical think-tank. Our platform is designed to offer insight in nowadays’ most turbulent international affairs from multiple angles: strategic, geoeconomic, political, cultural and religious. It is an integrated vision upon the crises that rage across Eurasia. And upon tensions that are accumulating in this part of… Read More Press Release: Launch of DAVA | Strategic Analysis – We Are Looking East
by Prof. Nikos Lavranos, Secretary-General of EFILA On the instigation of the EU, the UNCITRAL Commission adopted a broad mandate for a Working Group to: identify and consider concerns regarding ISDS; consider whether reforms are desirable in light of the identified concerns; if the Working Group were to conclude that reform is desirable, to… Read More The first steps towards a Multilateral Investment Court (MIC)
As chair of the DAA Investment Committee, Nikos Lavranos is honored to invite you to the 2nd meeting with the following topic: President Trump, Brexit and elections in Europe: will arbitration survive the new era of protectionism? We will have two high-profile panels. The first panel will discuss whether Protectionism in Europe and the United… Read More 29 June: DAA Investment Committee meeting with the topic: Will arbitration survive the new era of protectionism?
The EFILA Investment Treaty Arbitration Academy is designed to provide in-depth knowledge on all relevant aspects of investment treaty arbitration. The Academy is specifically designed for Government officials and practitioners who already have some knowledge of and experience with investment treaty arbitration law. Highly-qualified post-graduate students and Ph.D. candidates with prior specialization in international investment… Read More EFILA Investment Treaty Arbitration Academy 2017: 17-22 July (Rotterdam)
by Cara Dowling, Norton Rose Fulbright (London)* On Wednesday 29th March 2017, the UK government triggered Article 50 formally beginning the process of withdrawing the UK from the European Union. On that historic day, the London office of Norton Rose Fulbright and EFILA co-hosted a panel discussion with distinguished experts from industry, trade policy and… Read More Norton Rose Fulbright and EFILA: Investor-State Disputes, What Will Change Post-Brexit?
The European Investment Law and Arbitration Review is seeking to appoint an Assistant Editor The main task of the Assistant Editor is to take control of proof-reading, language editing and consistency editing of the accepted submissions and working with the Editorial Board and the publisher for each issue. The main workload is concentrated in the… Read More Call for Applications – Assistant Editor (EILA Review)
Norton Rose Fulbright and EFILA invite you to attend a panel discussion on trade, foreign investment and investor-state dispute settlement post-Brexit. Panel discussion and drinks reception We are pleased to host an distinguished panel of experts from industry, trade policy and investment treaty arbitration. Topics our panel will cover include: The UK’s post-Brexit relationship with… Read More Norton Rose Fulbright and EFILA: Investor-state disputes, what will change post Brexit?
by Nikos Lavranos, Secretary General of EFILA* The year 2016 must be considered a real “annus horribilis” for the EU’s investment law and arbitration policy. The following list is just an incomplete overview of the failures of the European Commission to deliver any positive results: TTIP was not concluded within the presidency of the Obama Administration… Read More The ‘Mixed’ Future of the EU’s Investment Law and Arbitration Policy