Workshop series on Investment Law and Policy, ILAP
Unless otherwise noted, seminars take place at UCL School of Public Policy, The Rubin Building, Tavistock Square 29/31, WC1H 9QU, London, Committee Room 2. Sessions usually run from 4 to 5.30pm.
Except for public events, participation is by invitation only.
4th October: Ira Ryk-Lakhman, UCL
Non-investment considerations and IHL-based defences in investment arbitration
11th September: Robert Basedow, LSE
EU investment agreements
30th May: Rob Howse, NYU
The Eiser Award
9th May: Caroline Henckels, Monash
The exception proves the rule? The role of public policy exceptions in trade and investment agreements
7th March: Joel Dahlquist, Uppsala/LCIL
Investment treaty disputes at commercial arbitration institutions
16th November: Book launch
Jonathan Bonnitcha, Lauge Poulsen, and Michael Waibel, The Political Economy of the Investment Treaty Regime (available here).
Discussants: VV Veeder QC (Essex Court Chambers), Matthew Weineger QC (Linklaters), David Gaukrodger (OECD), and Swati Dhingra (LSE).
Hosted by Linklaters LLP.
20th October: Rob Howse, NYU
Should ISDS hold states liable for failure to prevent terrorism? Ampal v. Egypt
22nd September: Jean Ho, National University of Singapore
The history of international contract claims (book available here).
29th June: Kristen Boon, Seton Hall Law School
Small Investors and ISDS
1st June: Book launch
Jarrod Hepburn (Melbourne), Domestic Law in International Investment Arbitration (available here).
Discussants: Martins Paparinskis (UCL) and Alison MacDonald (Matrix Chambers).
Co-hosted by UCL Laws and IAReporter.
31st May: Eric Neumayer, LSE
Winning or losing in investor-to-state dispute resolution: The role of arbitrator bias and experience (published version here).
4th April: David Collins, City University
The UK and ISDS post-Brexit (working paper here).
31st January: Federico Ortino, Kings College
Stability as a key norm in international investment treaties: myth or reality?
12th January: Nicolas Perrone, Durham
UNCTAD World Investment Reports 1991-2005: 25 years of narratives justifying and balancing foreign investor rights (published version here).
2nd December: Wolfgang Alschner, Geneva Graduate Institute/WTI
The impact of changing investment treaty design on investment arbitration (published version here)
23th November: Markus Wagner, Warwick
Investment Law's Uruguay Moment (working paper here).
26th October: Jansen Calamita, NUS
The (In)Compatibility of Appellate Mechanisms with Existing Instruments of the Investment Treaty Regime (published version here).
24th May: Caroline Henckels, UNSW
Proportionality and Deference in Investment Treaty Arbitration (book available here).
Hosted by Kings College.
30th March: Lauge Poulsen, UCL
Legalisation, diplomacy, and development: Do investment treaties de-politicize investment disputes? (published version here).
22nd March: Rumi Yotova, Cambridge
Balancing Economic Objectives and Environmental Considerations in New EU Investment Agreements: A Brave New World? (published version here).
17th November: Christian Tams (Glasgow) and Rob Howse (NYU)
Howse, Courting the Critics of Investor-State Dispute Settlement: the EU proposal (working paper here)
Tams, State Succession to Investment Treaties: Mapping the Issues (published version here)
12th November: Public event with Dr. Diego Garcia, Attorney General of Ecuador
Chevron v. Ecuador: Ecuador's Defense (summary here)
Co-hosted with UCL Laws and Global Governance Institute.
12th October: Book launch
Thomas Hale (Oxford), Between Interests and Law (available here), and Lauge Poulsen (UCL), Bounded Rationality and Economic Diplomacy (available here).
Discussants: Philippe Sands (UCL), Alex Mills (UCL), and Julia Gray (LSE).
Co-hosted by UCL's Global Governance Institute.
17th September: Discussion with Meg Kinnear, Secretary General of ICSID
Co-hosted with UCL's Global Governance Institute.
19th June: Michael Waibel (Cambridge), Jonathan Bonnitcha (ANU), and Lauge Poulsen (UCL)
Political Economy of the Investment Treaty Regime (book available here).
22nd April: Mona Pinchis, Kings College
The Forgotten Purpose of ‘Fair and’ ‘Equitable Treatment’ Clauses in Post-War United States’ Commercial Treaties (summary here).
4th March: Christine Cote, London School of Economics
The Chilling Effect of Globalization: A look at the impact of international investment agreements on national regulatory autonomy in the areas of health, safety and the environment (thesis available here)
14th January: Public event on TTIP
Speakers: Peter Chase (Vice President of U.S. Chamber of Commerce), Jansen Calamita (BIICL), and Jan Kleinheisterkamp (LSE).
Co-hosted with UCL's Global Governance Institute.
14th January: Federico Ortino, Kings College.
Investment Treaties, Sustainable Development and Reasonableness Review: In Search of greater clarity and Coherence (published version here).
13th November: Taylor St John, University of Oxford.
The Power of Modest Multilateralism: Explaining ICSID’s Creation and Development (book available here).