Aims of EFILA
The European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA) has been established in Brussels to promote the knowledge of all aspects of EU and international investment law, including arbitration, at the European level. EFILA endeavours to facilitate a meaningful exchange of views on relevant and timely issues vital to the development of the European internal market, in order to contribute to a more favourable investment climate in Europe and beyond.
EFILA will serve as a platform for a merit-based discussion on European and international investment law. In particular, it will foster an objective debate about the current system of investment arbitration. As a think tank EFILA will analyse the scope and use of investment arbitration, especially from a European perspective.
The Secretariat of EFILA
The Secretariat of EFILA, which manages the day-to-day activities, consists of the following members:
- Prof. Dr. Nikos Lavranos, LL.M. – Secretary-General (founder & owner of NL-investmentconsulting)
- Tetyana Makukha, LL.M. – Legal Officer
- Gloria Alvarez, LL.M. – General Manager – Lecturer, University of Aberdeen, Associate Editor, Kluwer Arbitration Blog
- Dr. Lukasz Jan Gorywoda, LL.M. – General Manager (Counsel at VVGB Advocaten / Avocats in Brussels)