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The Inaugural Conference of EFILA: EU law and investment treaty law: convergence, conflict, or conversation?, 23.01.2015, London

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The Inaugural Conference of EFILA: EU law and investment treaty law: convergence, conflict, or conversation?, 23.01.2015, London

he Inaugural Conference of EFILA will showcase many of the Board and Advisory Board members of EFILA, who include the most prominent scholars and practitioners in the area of investment law and arbitration, as well as many distinguished guests from EU and other organizations involved in shaping the international investment law.

The Inaugural Conference of EFILA is scheduled for 23 January 2015 in London. The venue of the conference is the Senate House, a premier event venue of the University of London.

The main topic of the conference will be the review of the EU investment law policy. In particular, the speakers will discuss the recent and ongoing investment arbitration cases, including intra-EU cases, developments related to the new model of investment arbitration as included in CETA and the draft TTIP as well as a possible appeal mechanism for investment arbitration cases.

The registration fee is: £ 199


Conference programme is available here.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Frank ter Borg, Manager Public Affairs at Achmea; Advisory Board member of EFILA.
  • Markus Burianski, Partner at White & Case; Executive Board member of EFILA.
  • Emmanuelle Cabrol, Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills.
  • Karel Daele, International Arbitration Partner at Mishcon de Reya.
  • Lukasz Gorywoda, Assistant Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration; General Manager at EFILA.
  • Richard Happ, Partner at Luther; Executive Board member of EFILA
  • Kaj Hobér, Partner at Mannheimer Swartling.
  • Stephen Jagusch, Partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan; Executive Board member of EFILA.
  • Nikos Lavranos, Secretary-General of EFILA, Head of Legal Affairs at Global Investment Protection (GIP) AG, Zürich, former Senior Trade Policy Advisor responsible for all Dutch BITs at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Annette Magnusson, the Secretary General of the SCC.
  • Gerard Meijer, Partner and Head of Arbitration team at NautaDutilh; Executive Board member of EFILA.
  • Loukas Mistelis, Clive M Schmitthoff Professor of Transnational Commercial Law and Arbitration at the Queen Mary University of London; Advisory Board member of EFILA.
  • Jakob Ragnwaldh, Partner at Mannheimer Swartling; Vice-Chairman of EFILA.
  • August Reinisch, Professor at the University of Vienna.
  • Davide Rovetta, Of Counsel at Grayston & Company Law Firm; Chairman of the Advisory Board of EFILA.
  • Christian Tietje, Professor at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Business at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.
  • Matthew Weiniger QC, Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills; Executive Board member of EFILA
  • Thomas Wiedmann, DG Internal Market, European Commission.


MacMillan Hall, Senate House, University of London
Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

We hope to be able to welcome you all at the Senate House on 23 January 2015. For further information concerning the conference, please contact Blazej Blasikiewicz


You may register for this event until 16 January 2015.


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