Date: 27th October 2015
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED
Time: 18:15-20:00 (registration from 17:30)
Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
On 16 September, the European Commission published a proposal for a new Investment Court System for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and other EU trade and investment negotiations. Some elements of the proposal build upon best practices and recent developments in international investment law, but the Commission clearly intends to move beyond merely cosmetic changes to existing practice. As Commissioner Malmström put it, 'there is a fundamental and widespread lack of trust by the public in the fairness and impartiality of the old ISDS model'. One significant change would involve setting up a public Investment Court System composed of a first instance Tribunal and an Appeal Tribunal; another relates to adjudicators, who would publicly appointed judges with high qualifications, comparable to those required for the members of permanent international courts such as the International Court of Justice and the WTO Appellate Body.
This rapid response seminar will discuss the likely impact of the Commission's proposal on investor-State dispute settlement, considered from the perspectives of the Commission itself, current practice of investor-State arbitration, WTO law, and general international law of dispute settlement.
- Lorand Bartels, University of Cambridge
- Colin Brown, European Commission, DG Trade
- N. Jansen Calamita, Director, Investment Treaty Forum
- Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, London Court of International Arbitration
- Martins Paparinskis, University College London
- Audley Sheppard, Clifford Chance
Download the Event Flyer
In association with
This event is fully booked.
Reserve List: To be added to the Reserve List, please contact the BIICL Events team. You will be contacted nearer to the event date if places become available.
If you have any enquiries, please contact the Events team
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.
Event Cancellation Policy
Cancellation by us
The British Institute of International and Comparative Law reserves the right to modify or cancel any event if unforeseen circumstances arise. If we cancel an event we shall inform you as soon as possible using the contact details provided to us and offer you a full refund.
Cancellation by you
All cancellations must be made in writing via email to email@example.com and be no less than one week prior to the event.
Payment for registration will always be required, and must be made prior to the event. If sufficient written notification of cancellation is received, a full refund will be given. If insufficient notice is given, payment for your registration will still be required.
No charge events
All events are costly to set up, even those for which there is 'no charge'. If you register but find you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible. As a charity we need to cover the costs of events, and we may charge you a fee of £10 for administration and catering costs if you fail to attend or give us less than 24 hours' notice.
By registering for an event, you have confirmed that you have read and understood our cancellation policy.