Round up of Q 1 2024

Here are some of the highlights of the past couple of months that I would like to share with you.

At the beginning of this year the renewed version of the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review was launched following the take over by Wolters Kluwer. Issue 1/2024 has been published online and the hard copy version will be officially presented at the EFILA Annual Conference on 25 April in Frankfurt. As Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Review, I am grateful for all the support by Wolters Kluwer, my Co-Editor-in-Chief Prof. Loukas Mistels, the Editorial team and all the authors who have contributed to the Review over the past 9 years.

Another new development for me was the appointment as guest professor to teach the course International Arbitration at Leiden University. This course with 55 students covered almost exclusively commercial arbitration. It was a steep learning curve for me but it highlights my further expansion into commercial arbitration. This was further underlined by participating in the first module for Arbitrators for the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI).

In October and December, I was also teaching Investment Law and Climate Change as visiting professor at Vienna University.

The next major event will be the EFILA Annual Conference on 25 April in Frankfurt and the Young EFILA event on 24 April in Frankfurt for both event registration is still possible.

Finally, the following publications have recently been published:

Chronicle 2023 on European Investment Law and Arbitration Developments, in:

European Investment Law and Arbitration Review
Volume 9, Issue 1 (2024) pp. 5 – 12

In 2023, major developments took place in the field of investment treaty arbitration. In this Chronicle I have selected a few major developments, which highlight the impact of EU law on international investment law and arbitration practice. The conclusion is that further significant developments can be expected during 2024, which will be covered by this Review.

The Impact of EU law on ISDS, intra-EU BITs and the ECT in the Investor-State Arbitration 2024 Guide, download the article: ISA24_Chapter 2 European Federation (002)

The Impact of the EU’s reform efforts for the Investment Treaty Practice of Countries in Transition seeking EU membership, in: The Future of Investor-State Dispute Settlement edited by B. Beaumont, F. Brodlija, R. Ashdown, A. Terrien (Wolters Kluwer 2024), click here for more information.

2024 PAW: In Search of the Right Balance: The interplay between Human Rights, ESG, Civil Society and Investment Arbitration

States Comply Less With Investment Treaty Arbitration Awards: Insights From a 2023 Report on Compliance

Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 26 November 2023