8th May 2015
Time: 08:30-17:00 (Registration from 08:30)
Venue: Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
- Professor Sir David Edward KCMG QC FRSE PC, former judge of the European Court of Justice.
- N. Jansen Calamita, Investment Treaty Forum
- Anna Crevon, Dentons
- Alejandro Escobar, Baker Botts
- Michael Ewing-Chow, National University of Singapore
- David Gaukrodger, OECD
- Gavan Griffith QC, Essex Court Chambers
- Markus Burgstaller, Hogan Lovells
- Lise Johnson, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
- Anna Joubin-Bret, Cabinet d'avocats
- Armand de Mestral, McGill University
- Martins Paparinskis, University College London
- Lauge Poulsen, University College London
- Christian Tams, University of Glasgow
What this meeting is about:
This meeting brings together high-level speakers to examine the European Union's investment treaty making practice in global context. While the EU's ongoing negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment with the United States have grabbed the headlines, little attention in Europe has been given to the similar agreements the EU has already completed with Canada and Singapore. This meeting offers an opportunity to examine the policy driving the EU's international investment policy and to analyse the legal significance of the texts the EU is drafting.
The meeting will feature three panels:
Panel 1: The Object and Purpose of Europe's Investment Treaties
What is the purpose of the EU's investment treaties? Are these treaties an end in themselves or are they instruments of particular times and places? What do we know about the relationship between investment treaties and the decision-making of EU investors? To the extent that the EU is developing an investment policy of its own, how is this being reflecting in the treaty making of the Member States?
Panel 2: Comparing the Texts - Substantive Protections
This panel looks at key substantive provisions of the EU's draft treaties and asks: (1) What do the texts tell us about the EU's unwritten model BIT? Where are the consistencies? Where are the discrepancies? (2) What do we know about the EU texts based upon our knowledge of the texts of other treaties which they resemble or from which they deliberately seem to depart.
Panel 3: Comparing the Texts - Jurisdiction & Dispute Settlement
This panel looks at key procedural provisions of the EU's draft treaties and asks: (1) What do the texts tell us about the EU's unwritten model BIT? Where are the consistencies? Where are the discrepancies? (2) What do we know about the EU texts based upon our knowledge of the texts upon which they are based or closely resemble, namely the DR-CAFTA, the NAFTA, etc.
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