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 the academic side, it was great to have taught my first class as Guest Professor of International Investment Law at the Free University Brussels (VUB). This class was very enthusiastic. As in previous years, I also taught International Investment Law at Verona University.

Moreover, the second issue of the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review (EILA Rev) has just been published, which also contains my article on the CJEU’s Opinion on the EU-Singapore FTA. In addition, I have written numearous blogposts for Kluwer Arbitration Blog, Practical Law Arbitration Blog and the EFILA blog.

As regards EFILA, we had an excellent Annual Lecture by ICJ Judge Christopher Greenwood.

We also had an excellent conference organized  by the Investment Committee of the Dutch Arbitration Association.

On the training side, I am glad to have provided a Brexit negotiation training.

Finally, I have participated in numerous conferences ranging from the OECD, the WTI, GAR Live in Washington DC to the Kiev Arbitration Days.

In sum, it was a very interesting year with lots of new contacts.

A look ahead to next year

2018 promises to become even more busy.

We will have EFILA’s next Annual Conference on 5 Feb in London.

On 2 Feb I am co-organizing an event on the EU’s proposed screening mechanism for foreign investments, which will take place in Bruges.

There will be another EFILA Annual Lecture with a distinguished speaker, sometime in the autumn.

We also will have a new issue of the EILA Rev. and I am planning to write a textbook.

and many, many more activities…..so stay tuned by regularly visting my website and by checking my posts on LinkedIn.

So, I am looking forward working with you all also in 2018!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Nikos Lavranos