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Investment Treaty Forum Seminar: "The Brave New World of EU Investment Treaties - the Commission's Many Faces"

The European Commission's Many Hats in Investor-State Dispute Settlement

5th March 2015

Time: 18:30-20:00 (Registration begins at 18:00)

Venue: Allen & Overy LLP, 1 Bishops Square, London E1 6AD

This seminar addresses the European Commission's many roles in the creation and implementation of the EU's investment treaty policy. Speakers will address the Commission's role in (a) ongoing disputes, both as amicus curiae and as litigant, e.g., Micula v. Romania/Micula v. European Commission, (b) future disputes, pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 912/2014 and the EU's concluded investment chapters; and (c) treaty negotiations, particularly its relationship to other EU organs and civil society.


  • Jeff Sullivan, Allen & Overy - The Commission's Role in Current and Past Disputes
  • Tim Eicke QC, Essex Court Chambers - The Commission's Role in Future Disputes
  • Jan Kleinheisterkamp, London School of Economics - The Commission's Role in the Negotiation of Investment Treaties
  • N. Jansen Calamita, Investment Treaty Forum - Member States' Post-Lisbon Treaty Making and the Commission's Role


  • Sir Frank Berman KCMG QC, Essex Court Chambers

This is an Investment Treaty Forum event and attendance is by invitation only.

For more information, contact Jansen Calamita, Director, Investment Treaty Forum.

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