ParisIn 2012 the EU accounted for 16.4% in the world tradeThe EU total FDI outflow amounted 170.6 billionThat year the EU attracted €158.5 billion of FDI

There are thousands of foreign investments made by investors daily

There are currently 3,196 International Investment Agreements In 2012 the number of known investor-State cases was 514
Fotolia_45817700_MBy the end of 2012 the number of concluded investor-States cases was 244Of known cases 42% were decided in favour of the State31% were decided in favor of the investor, 27% were settled

Our aims

The EU was created to achieve the strengthening of economies of its Members States and to contribute to the protection of its citizens. EFILA complements this endeavours by advocating for the highest standard of protection for all European investors and their investments abroad.

Why arbitration

As long as political stability and legal certainty are not equally well ensured in all parts of the world, international arbitration constitutes the best, and sometimes the only acceptable, alternative for investors before embarking upon investment in a foreign country.



On 12 October 2017 Judge Christopher Greenwood will deliver the 3rd Annual Lecture entitled: “Most Favoured Nations Clauses in BITs – What is their Real Purpose (and their Real Effect) ?”. The Lecture will take place in Brussels Press Club.

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