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5th EFILA Annual Conference - Investment Protection in the EU: Alternatives...

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5th EFILA Annual Conference

30 January 2020 in London!


Investment Protection in the EU: Alternatives to intra-EU BITs

Keynote Speaker: Meg Kinnear, Secretary General of ICSID


Programme:

09:00-09:15: Welcome Address by Chair of the Executive Board of EFILA

Prof. Loukas Mistelis (Queen Mary University of London and Chair of the Executive Board of EFILA)


09:15-10:45: Panel 1: Investment/investor protection under EU law?

Chair: Judge C. Vajda (Court of Justice of the European Union)

Panellists:

Alejandro Garcia (Partner, Clyde & Co.)

Raffaella Assetta (European Commission, deputy head of unit DGFISMA)

Dr. Patricia Nacimiento (Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills Germany LLP)

Dr. Alexandra Diehl (Local Partner, White & Case)


10:45-11:15 Tea/coffee break


11:15-12:45 Panel 2: Alternative tools for effective investment/investor protection

Chair: Prof. Nassib G. Ziadé (CEO of the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR- AAA))

Panellists:

Wolf von Kumberg (ArbDB Chambers)

Mélida N. Hodgson (Partner, Jenner & Block LLP)

Eloïse M. Obadia (IFC/WorldBank)

Prof. Gerard Meijer (Partner, Linklaters)


12:45-14:00 Lunch break


14:00-15:30

Keynote Speech: Meg Kinnear, Secretary General of ICSID

“Alternative Dispute Resolution in Investment – The Role of Complementary Mechanisms and Approaches”

Chair: Lord Goldsmith QC (Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton)

Commentators:

Monty Taylor (Associate, Arnold & Porter)

Prof. Stephan Schill (University of Amsterdam)

Dr. Paschalis Paschalidis (Senior Associate, Shearman & Sterling)

Arne Fuchs (Partner, McDermott Will & Emery)

Mirjam van de Hel (Partner, NautaDutilh)


15:30-16:00 Tea/coffee break


16:00-17:30 Panel 3: The future of the ECT and intra-EU ECT disputes

Chair: Dr. José Ángel Rueda García (CUATRECASAS)

Panellists:

Robin Rylander (Senior Associate, Mannheimer Swartling)

Maria Kostytska (Partner, Winston & Strawn)

Luciana Ricart (Counsel, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle)

Quentin Declève (VAN BAEL & BELLIS)


17:30-17:45 Closing remarks

Prof. Dr. Nikos Lavranos (Secretary General of EFILA)


18:00-20.00 Drinks


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