The Future of Investment Treaties: Metamorphosis or Deconstruction?

by Horia Ciurtin LL.M, Managing Editor of the EFILA Blog* Traditionally, the sole subjects of public international law are sovereign states. Therefore, in the Westphalian system, only statal political entities are able to assume obligations and benefit from certain rights at an international level. As a consequence, under this classical approach, only such actors can initiate … Continue reading The Future of Investment Treaties: Metamorphosis or Deconstruction?

Third Party Funders: Game-Changers or Business as Usual?

by Duarte G. Henriques, BCH Advocados* Some time ago, a question was asked to the members of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, of which I am a member, aiming at contributing to its quarterly newsletter: are third party funders a game-changer or business as usual? At the time I was not able to … Continue reading Third Party Funders: Game-Changers or Business as Usual?

The Rule of Law as the Common Foundation of EU Law and International Investment Law

by Dr. Nikos Lavranos LLM, Secretary General of EFILA* Ever since the EU started to get into international investment law by developing its own investment policy through the negotiation of several international investment agreements (IIAs), such as CETA, TTIP, EU-Japan, EU-Singapore, and the adoption of two EU Regulations (Regulation 1219/2012 and 912/2014), the relationship between … Continue reading The Rule of Law as the Common Foundation of EU Law and International Investment Law