The ‘Mixed’ Future of the EU’s Investment Law and Arbitration Policy

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 … Continue reading The ‘Mixed’ Future of the EU’s Investment Law and Arbitration Policy

3rd EFILA Annual Conference: Vienna, 23 February 2017

REGISTER NOW for the 3rd EFILA Annual Conference will take place on 23 February 2017 in Vienna. The topic is “The External Relations Aspects of the EU’s Investment Law & Policy”. This conference will focus on how the EU’s investment law and policy is perceived in other parts of the world. This is in contrast … Continue reading 3rd EFILA Annual Conference: Vienna, 23 February 2017

Announcement: EILA Review first issue

EFILA is proud to announce the upcoming publication of the first issue of the newly created European International Law and Arbitration Review, which is published together with Queen Mary University of London. This Review is the first legal journal focusing specifically on European investment law and Arbitration as a new field of law. This issue … Continue reading Announcement: EILA Review first issue

EFILA Annual Lecture 2016 – Johnny Veeder

On 9 November 2016 world renowned arbitrator Johnny Veeder QC will deliver the 2nd Annual EFILA Lecture. The title of his Lecture is: “The Phoenix to emerge from the ashes of TTIP and CETA: an international appellate court for investment disputes in Europe” The topic is very timely and Johnny Veeder’s lecture will be thought-provoking. … Continue reading EFILA Annual Lecture 2016 – Johnny Veeder

BDA & AIA: Master Class on Investment Arbitration: Brussels, 19-22 September 2016

Dr. Nikos Lavranos, Secretary-General of EFILA, will give a Master Class on Investment Arbitration for the Brussels Diplomatic Academy and AIA on Monday, 19 September 2016 in Brussels. This Master Class is part of the closer cooperation agreed between EFILA and the AIA. See here for the programme and registration: Master Class: Investment Arbitration The Brussels … Continue reading BDA & AIA: Master Class on Investment Arbitration: Brussels, 19-22 September 2016

Call for Contributions: EFILA Blog

Given the present debate surrounding the investment and EU law community (enhanced by the Brexit, the TTIP or CETA negotiations), 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. Therefore, The EFILA Blog editorial board welcomes any contribution that pertains … Continue reading Call for Contributions: EFILA Blog

Report on the AIA, EFILA and CIArb Event: Updates on EU Law Related Arbitration: A Selection of New, Controversial and Hot Topics

Nikoletta Kallasidou and Michal Mojto, AIA, Brussels The Arbitration for International Arbitration (AIA), EFILA and the CIArb jointly organised a well-attended event  at the VUB University in Brussels on the 27th of May, bringing two panels of experts to discuss recent developments on EU-related arbitration. Contentious issues such as the Brussels I Bis Regulation, the … Continue reading Report on the AIA, EFILA and CIArb Event: Updates on EU Law Related Arbitration: A Selection of New, Controversial and Hot Topics

DAA General Meeting of Members and Investment Committee Event – 20 May 2016

The DAA has the pleasure of inviting you to its third General Meeting of Members as well as to the first event of its Investment Committee on the topic: “The Hague: How to make it a more attractive arbitral seat”. The General Meeting and the event of the Investment Committee will take place on Friday, … Continue reading DAA General Meeting of Members and Investment Committee Event – 20 May 2016

EFILA, AIA and CIArb Event in Brussels: International Arbitration and EU Law Issues

EFILA together with the AIA and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators are co-hosting an event which focuses on some of the hot issues regarding the interaction between EU law and International Arbitration. Speakers will deal both with commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration issues, as well as their interaction with EU law. This half-day event takes place … Continue reading EFILA, AIA and CIArb Event in Brussels: International Arbitration and EU Law Issues

ICC: Policy Statement Foreign Direct Investment

The ICC Commission on Trade and Investment Policy has just issued a Policy Statement on Foreign Direct Investment arguing the necessity of FDI and of ISDS mechanisms for ensuring economic growth in our global society. Investment, including foreign direct investment (FDI), plays an important role in determining a country's economic prospects. ICC strongly supports FDI as an effective … Continue reading ICC: Policy Statement Foreign Direct Investment