201825.01
11

A new Micula-type case on the horizon

In November 2017, the European Commission (EC) issued its decision on the Spanish support measures for renewable energy sources. As will be recalled, Spain is currently facing about 30 investment-treaty disputes based on the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and various bilateral investment treaties (BITs) for the retroactive withdrawal of its support measures for the production…

201720.12
10

Season’s Greetings

A look back at NL-Investmentconsulting’s year 2017 was a very busy year with a nice mix of different activities and achievements. On the arbitration side, I am glad to have been able to provide my legal expertise on the interaction between EU law and investment law in 2 ICSID disputes (including one Annulment procedure). On…

201717.10
9

Sir Judge Christopher Greenwood delivered 3rd EFILA Annual Lecture

in EFILA

On 12 October 2017, ICJ Judge Sir Christopher Greenwood delivered the 3rd EFILA Annual Lecture in Brussels. The title of his Lecture was “MFN clauses – their real purpose and real effect”. As in previous years, the Lecture took place at the Press Club in Brussels. His excellent Lecture can be viewed at the YouTube…

201725.09
14

Lecturing investment law at the VUB

in VUB

Lecturing investment law at the VUB Since two weeks I have been lecturing as Guestprofessor international investment law at the Free University Brussels – Brussels Diplomatic Academy (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, VUB). 7 weeks of intensive international investment law The course spans 7 weeks and each lecture takes 3 hours. We cover all main aspects of…

201719.09
9

AG Wathelet considers intra-EU ISDS arbitration compatible with EU law!

AG: Intra-EU ISDS arbitration is compatible with EU law According to Advocate General Wathelet, the arbitration clause in the investment protection agreement concluded between the Netherlands and Slovakia is compatible with EU law! That clause does not constitute discrimination on grounds of nationality, is compatible with the preliminary ruling mechanism and does not undermine either…

201731.08
10

Speaking at the ESIL 2017 conference in Naples

in ESIL

The 2017 European Society of International Law (ESIL) conference will take place from 6-9 September in Naples. I will be speaking on Brexit and its impact on arbitration and investment treaties as well as the future trade relations between the UK-post Brexit and the EU.

201702.06
9

29 June: DAA Investment Committee meeting with the topic: Will arbitration survive the new era of protectionism?

 As chair of the DAA Investment Committee it gives me great pleasure to invite you to the 2nd meeting with the following topic: President Trump, Brexit and elections in Europe: will arbitration survive the new era of protectionism? We will have two high-profile panels. The first panel will discuss whether Protectionism in Europe and the…

201722.05
7

Of Counsel and member of Wöss & Partners

I am very pleased to announce that I have been appointed as Of Counsel and member of the international arbitration, trade and infrastructure group of Wöss & Partners. Wöss & Partners is an international law firm based in Mexico, with offices in Washington and Lima. Under the guidance of Herfried Wöss, the firm has over the…