This year’s Colloquium focuses on actors in international investment law beyond claimants, respondents, and arbitrators. Potential topics are presented below.
Topic 1. Arbitral Institutions and Appointing Authorities
Topic 2. Counsel
Topic 3. Third-Party Funding
Topic 4. Public Participation
Topic 5. Scrutiny by Public Institutions
Topic 6. National Governments and Treaty Negotiators
Topic 7. Investment Promotion Agencies and Political Risk Insurance
Topic 8. The European Union
Topic 9. International Organisations (Excluding the EU)
Topic 10. Academics
Topic 11. National Courts
Topic 12: The Investor’s Home State
Topic 13: Other Investors (Beyond the Claimant Investor)
Topic 14: Other Tribunals (Including influence of existing case law)
Only one abstract will be considered per author. Abstracts must not exceed 800 words and must be submitted by email to email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; and email@example.com.
The call for papers is available here.
The event takes place from 07 March 2019 to 08 March 2019, with a pre-conference get-together on 06 March 2019 in Gothenburg/Sweden.
In light of the European regulation on investment screening just voted on in the Council, the conference could hardly be more timely.
The conference in a nutshell: "Daimler, the harbour terminal in Zeebrugge, or Saxo Bank are only three recent examples of controversially discussed company takeovers in Europe. The “elephant in the room” is China and its “Belt and Road Initiative”. The political will in Europe is growing to more actively control investments flowing into the EU. The current regulatory initiatives raise several fundamental, constitutional and regulatory issues. Surprisingly, they have not been addressed in any depth so far. The international conference shall take stock of the current rather fragmented regulatory approaches and produce the very first, interdisciplinary grounded, comprehensive appraisal of a future “Common European Law on Investment Screening”. The research conference is addressed to participants from academia as well as to representatives from government, business, and civil society.”
More information – also on the excellent line-up of speakers from business, legal practice, government, and academia – is available here. The event's flyer is here.
Organised by PEPA/SIEL in collaboration with the King’s Forum on International Dispute Resolution of King’s College London, this conference offers graduate students (students enrolled in Master or Ph.D. programmes) and early professionals/academics (generally within five years of graduating) studying or working in the field of IEL an opportunity to present and discuss their research. It also provides a critical platform where participants can test their ideas about broader issues relating to IEL. One or more senior practitioners and academics will comment on each paper after its presentation, followed by a general discussion.
The call for paper is available here.
The CERSA, Research Centre of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, organises a series of seminars on select topics in international investment law and investor-state dispute settlement.
Session 2 – Friday, 7 December 2018, USMCA – The ‘New NAFTA’
Héctor Anaya Mondragón (Creel, García-Cuellar, Aiza y Enriquez)
José Manuel García Represa (Dechert LLP)
David Gaukrodger (OECD)
Barton Legum (Dentons)
Rodney Neufeld (Government of Canada)
Noah Rubins (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
Moderator: Catharine Titi (CNRS-CERSA, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas)
Venue: University Paris II Panthéon-Assas
Salle Collinet (Floor 3).
4, rue Valette, 75005 Paris
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Further details are available here.
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded London Interdisciplinary Social Science (LISS) Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) provided by Queen Mary University is offering a range of studentships for the next academic year (2019-20).
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the dedicated page at QM's website: https://bit.ly/2zBLlTu
TDM is pleased to announce a forthcoming Special Issue on "International Investment and Competition Law in AND with the Global South."
This Special Issue will explore past and recent legislative and regulatory reforms as well as international investment and competition-related litigation with a special focus on the Global South.
Further details are available here.
The Transnational Dispute Management (TDM) law journal is preparing a Special Issue on the "The Changing Paradigm of State-controlled Entities Regulation: Laws, Contracts and Disputes".
Co-editors (Christophe Bondy, Prof. Julien Chaisse, Dr. Helena Chen, Dr. Jędrzej Górski, Dini Sejko, and Romesh Weeramantry) invite you to contribute to the special edition on with unpublished articles, conference papers, research papers and case studies.
In recent years, the operations of state-controlled enterprises (SCEs) have increasingly been interwoven with the problem of foreign direct investment (FDI). On the one hand, SCEs headquartered in post-communist, and operating under state-capitalism paradigm, have increasingly gone global investing in a wide range of economic sectors (investment by SCEs). On the other hand, in domestic operations, SCEs have been increasingly co-operating with foreign investors (including both foreign private enterprises and SCEs) as minority stakeholder, or partners in various forms of public-private-partnership (PPP) (investment in SCEs).
SCEs broadly raise issues in regulatory fields as diverse as company law, trade law, investment law, competition law and international taxation. This leads to many normative (whether legislative or contractual) conflicts and complex transnational disputes which will be the focus on this TDM Special Issue.
The Call for Papers identifies two broad categories of topics which raise important issues for discussion: With regard to investment BY the SOEs/SCEs and with regard to investment IN the SOEs/SCEs.
Further information is available here.
The AfIELN is delighted to share its inaugural newsletter.
AfIELN is a regional network under the auspices of SIEL. It is an organization aimed at academics, industry practitioners, policy experts and officials with interest in the field of International Economic Law (IEL) in Africa.
The Editorial Board of the Journal of International Economic Law is seeking papers for a forthcoming special issue on ‘Trade Wars’, planned for publication in late 2019. This special issue seeks to take stock of the current trade wars, provide an explanation of their causes and conditions of possibility, and offer reflections on the best responses to them, both in the short term and looking further ahead. Starting from the premise that the structure of the international economic order may be at a point of inflection, it both aims to set this moment in context, and to offer ideas for what international economic law could and should look like looking ahead.
The International Economic Law Interest Group of the Australian & New Zealand Society of International Law will meet for their annual workshop in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 15 Feb 2019. The call for paper is available here.