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Academic Conference Presentations and Chairmanships

Public Defence of Ph.D. Thesis of Dr Hannes Lenk at Gothenburg University

On 20th September, Hannes Lenk successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled “The EU investment court system. A viable reform initiative?”. I had the pleasure of serving as “opponent” in the public defence at the School of Business, Economics and Law (Handelshögskolan), Department of Law (Juridiska institutionen) of the University of Gothenburg. The examination committee consisted…

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The Interrelations between Investment Treaty Standards and Other International Legal Regimes

Presentation on “The Interrelations between Investment Treaty Standards and Other International Legal Regimes (Human Rights, Sustainable Development, Cultural Property, Indigenous Peoples and other Non-Economic Interests) as a Rule of Law Problem”, together with Patricia Stöbener Presented within the meeting of the ILA Committee on “Rule of Law and International Investment Law” – Workshop “Investment Protection…

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Presentation on “Autonomy of EU law: A Catalyzer of Dialogue in International Economic Relations?” at King’s College London

The “III LAwTTIP Joint Conference” on “EU Law, Trade Agreements, and Dispute Resolution Mechanisms: Contemporary Challenges” focused on the dialogue among international and regional institutions as a tool to overcome fragmentation and implement the rule of law in the international economic relations of the EU. Its ultimate aim is to stimulate a debate between speakers…

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Presentation on “Regulating Digital Business Models as a Source of (Future) Investment Disputes” at the Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop 2019 on International Investment Law in the Age of Digitalization

Presentation on “Digital Business Models as a Source of (Future) Investment Disputes” at the Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop 2019 on “International Investment Law in the Age of Digitalization, 09.3.2019, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany”

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Co-hosting CELIS Conference – A Common European Law on Investment Screening

Co-hosting an international conference on “A Common European Law on Investment Screening – Foreign Investment in Times of Change” toghether with Andreas Moberg of Gothenburg University 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…

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Keynote at the International Seminar “Administrative Judicial Review and Administrative Arbitration Decisions in Foreign Investment Disputes at the University Coimbra / Portugal

Programme Programme Coimbra International Seminar Further Information Study for the European Parliament on The Investment Chapters of the EU’s International Trade and Investment Agreements in a Comparative Perspective By AD | 21. November 2015 In Pursuit of an International Investment Court. Recently Negotiated Investment Chapters in EU Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements in Comparative Perspective By…

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Round Table Discussion: Investments under Fire

Investments under Fire – Legal, political, and economic mechanisms to secure foreign investment in civil war countries – Libya as a case in point Round Table Discussion with Dr Philipp Stompfe, Attorney at Law Alexander & Partner (Berlin/Lyon/Doha/Riyadh/Ras Al Khaimah/Cairo/Muscat)   28 November 2018, at 3 pm – 5 pm at SDU Odense Venue: The…

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Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland and Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw: “International Law and the European Union in the Constitution”

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Presenting at the Conference “International Law and the European Union in the Constitution”, organised by the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland and Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, held 23 – 24 October 2018,  on “Protecting European Investors Abroad – Lessons from the CJEU’s Recent Ruling in ‘Achmea’”.

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