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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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 „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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Programm Programme Coimbra International Seminar Weitere Informationen The Art of Casting Political Dissent in Law: The EU’s Framework for Screening of Foreign Direct Investment 11 September 2020 Read More → A Complex Setting of Cooperation and (potential) Conflict – Regulation (EU) 2019/452 in a Doctrinal Perspective 10 September 2020 Read More → Towards a “Common…

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Vortrag im Rahmen der Konferenz „Das Völkerrecht und die Europäische Union in der Verfassung“, veranstaltet durch den Verfassungsgerichtshof der Republik Polen und der Kardinal-Stefan-Wyszynski-Universität Warschau, 23. – 24. Oktober 2018, zu „Protecting European Investors Abroad – Lessons from the CJEU’s Recent Ruling in ‚Achmea'“. The Price for a Seat at the ISDS Reform Table –…

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Hosted and chaired by Professor Tomoko Ishikawa of Nagoya University, Dr Lars Markert, incoming partner at Nishimura & Asahi Tokyo, and Professor Steffen Hindelang of the University of Southern Denmark discussed with participants from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Justice of Japan, as well as with representatives from private legal practice and from the…

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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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