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Academic Conference Presentations and Chairmanships

Investment Screening in the European Union – 12 Nov 2020 – 13 Nov 2020, Brussels

International Conference on “Investment Screening in the European Union” – Academy of European Law (ERA) in collaboration with the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) From 12th to 13th November 2020, Jens Hillebrand Pohl of the Academy of European Law (ERA) will host in collabroation with Steffen Hindelang (SDU) the (in-person) conference “Investment Screening in the…

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CELIS Virtual Symposium 2020 – A Common European Law on Investment Screening, 29-30 April 2020

About CELIS Virtual Symposium 2020 The CELIS Virtual Symposium 2020 serves three purposes: training for the benefit of invited EU Member State screening authorities, exchange of opinion for purposes of identifying the scope for convergence in official practices in investment screening, and exploring approaches to teaching a Common European Law on Investment Screening. The CELIS…

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Investment Screening – It Is Always Darkest Before the Dawn – Presentation at the Munich Security Conference International Law Forum 2020

It was a great pleasure presenting at the Munich Security Conference International Law Forum on the topic of #investmentscreening and discuss together with other trade panellists Naboth van den Broek, Kathleen Claussen, Shirin Saif, Gustav Flecke-Giammarco, and a distinguished audience. For more on this topic, please join ERA’s Jens Hillebrand Pohl and Steffen Hindelang of…

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Presentation on “The price for a seat at the ISDS reform table: CJEU’s clearance of the EU’s investment protection policy and its impact on the EU constitutional order” in Conference on Investment Courts and the Union’s Legal Order at Stockholm University

The price for a seat at the ISDS reform table I presented on the topic “The price for a seat at the ISDS reform table: CJEU’s clearance of the EU’s investment protection policy in Opinion 1/17 and its impact on the EU constitutional order” on Thursday, 06.02.2020 at Stockholm University in the Conference on “Investment…

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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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