Skip to content


23rd Investment Treaty Forum Public Meeting: 'Can International Investment Law be Restated? Or is Jurisprudence Constante the El Dorado of Investment Treaty Lawyers?'

Date: 12th September 2014

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Venue: BMA House, Tavistock Square, LONDON, WC1H 9JP

Event Details

Time: 08:45-15:30

Venue: BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP

What is this event about?

It has sometimes been suggested that while the international legal system admits no formal principle of stare decisis, there might nevertheless develop in the field of international investment treaties, a jurisprudence constante - a "persisting jurisprudence" that secures unification and stability of judicial activity. This 23rd Meeting of the Investment Treaty Forum investigates that claim, combining reports on where the investment treaty "case law" stands in the field with a theoretical and practical inquiry as to the utility of this "precedent" in light of the increasing heterogeneity among international investment treaty arrangements and the structural limitations of the regime. Among the issues to be addressed directly will be the principles applicable to claims for indirect expropriation, the evolving meaning of "fair and equitable treatment," the operation of umbrella clauses, and the definition of "investment."


Keynote Address

  • Andrea Bjorklund, McGill University


  • Jean d'Aspremont, University of Manchester
  • N Jansen Calamita, Investment Treaty Forum
  • David Caron, King's College London
  • Martins Paparinskis, University College London
  • Dan Sarooshi, University of Oxford; Essex Court Chambers
  • Christoph Schreuer, University of Vienna
  • Jeremy Sharpe, U.S. Department of State
  • Laurence Shore, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Daniella Strik, Linklaters (Amsterdam)
  • Jeffrey Sullivan, Allen & Overy

Download the Programme

Download the Event Flyer

Join in the conversation for this event @BIICL #ITF23

CPD points

This event is accredited with 5 CPD points.

Media Partner

Pricing and Registration

BIICL Members:

  • Individual - £185
  • Full-time Academic - £125
  • Full-time Student - £50


  • Individual - £310
  • Full-time Academic - £210
  • Full-time Student - £85

N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.


If you have a query, please contact the Events team

Please visit the Forums section of our website to find out more about the ITF

Photography and audio recording

Please note that our events may be photographed or audio recorded. These materials will be used for internal and external promotional purposes only by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. If you object to appearing in the photographs, please let our photographer know on the day. Alternatively you can email BIICL Marketing Manager, Claudia Mansaray in advance of the event that you are attending.

Donate Now Keep In Touch
Save and continue