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5th EFILA Annual Conference

30 January 2020 in London!

Investment Protection in the EU: Alternatives to intra-EU BITs

Keynote Speaker: Meg Kinnear, Secretary General of ICSID

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Draft programme EFILA Annual Conference 2020 15-10-2019a

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Programme:
09:00-09:15: Welcome Address by Chair of the Executive Board of EFILA
Prof. Loukas Mistelis (Queen Mary University of London and Chair of the Executive Board of EFILA)

09:15-10:45: Panel 1: Investment/investor protection under EU law?

Chair: Judge C. Vajda (Court of Justice of the European Union)
Panellists:
Alejandro Garcia (Partner, Clyde & Co.)
Raffaella Assetta (European Commission, deputy head of unit DGFISMA)
Dr. Patricia Nacimiento (Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills Germany LLP)
Dr. Alexandra Diehl (Partner, White & Case)

10:45-11:15 Tea/coffee break

11:15-12:45 Panel 2: Alternative tools for effective investment/investor protection
Chair: Prof. Nassib G. Ziadé (CEO of the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR- AAA))
Panellists:
Wolf von Kumberg (ArbDB Chambers)
Mélida N. Hodgson (Partner, Jenner & Block LLP)
Eloïse M. Obadia (IFC/WorldBank)
Prof. Gerard Meijer (Partner, Linklaters)

12:45-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:30
Keynote Speech: Meg Kinnear, Secretary General of ICSID
“Alternative Dispute Resolution in Investment – The Role of Complementary Mechanisms and Approaches”

Chair: Lord Goldsmith QC (Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton)
Commentators:
Monty Taylor (Associate, Arnold & Porter)
Prof. Stephan Schill (University of Amsterdam)
Dr. Paschalis Paschalidis (Senior Associate, Shearman & Sterling)
Arne Fuchs (Partner, McDermott Will & Emery)
Mirjam van de Hel (Associate Partner, NautaDutilh)

15:30-16:00 Tea/coffee break

16:00-17:30 Panel 3: The future of the ECT and intra-EU ECT disputes
Chair: Dr. José Ángel Rueda García (CUATRECASAS)
Panellists:
Robin Rylander (Senior Associate, Mannheimer Swartling)
Maria Kostytska (Partner, Winston & Strawn)
Luciana Ricart (Counsel, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle)
Quentin Declève (VAN BAEL & BELLIS)

17:30-17:45 Closing remarks
Prof. Dr. Nikos Lavranos (Secretary General of EFILA)

18:00-20.00 Drinks

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