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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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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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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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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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 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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Investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS), once developed as ‘last straw’ for foreign investors to gain access to justice in the forgotten corners of this world, grew out of its niche existence – for the better or the worse. In a remarkable metamorphosis ISDS made its way not only into trade agreements among what was once called…

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