by Sujoy Sur While allowing investors the right to directly bring a claim against the States has said to be the single most progressive development in International Law in the 20th century, they also have gained recognition as ‘subjects’ of international law. It is this recognition which puts a corollary duty on the investor to regard… Read More Urbaser v. Argentina: Analysing the Expanding Scope of Investment Arbitration in light of Human Rights Obligations
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?
Nasim Gheidi & Parham Zahedi, Gheidi & Associates (See Part 1 of this post here) Part two – Article 139 of Iranian Constitutional Law, a fundamental challenge in arbitrability In case the national law of the place of arbitration or the law of the state where award enforcement is being sought imposes a restriction on referring… Read More Arbitration in Iran: With Focus on International Commercial Arbitration (Part II)
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)
by Dr. Dominic Beckers-Schwarz, Lawyer, Paris On 7 March 2017, one day after the OECD Global Forum on International Investment, over one hundred stakeholders from businesses, trade unions, academics and OECD member states gathered for the one-day “3rd OECD Annual Conference on Investment Treaties”. The conference addressed issues concerning “evaluating and enhancing outcomes of… Read More What’s the value of investment treaties?
by Nikos Lavranos, Secretary-General of EFILA The backlash against globalization At the OECD, Global Forum on International Investment (6 March) more than hundred stakeholders from businesses, trade unions, academics and OECD member states gathered together for a one-day meeting considering ways towards a “better” globalization, which is more “inclusive”, i.e., which benefits all. The OECD… Read More In search of a “better” globalization