9th EFILA Annual Conference on 25 April 2024 at Clifford Chance in Frankfurt


The general topic will be:

New Frontiers in International Investment Arbitration



08:30-09:00 Registration and buffet breakfast sponsored by Clyde & Co

09:00-09:15 Welcome Address by the Chair of the Executive Board of EFILA Mrs. Mirjam van de Hel (NautaDutilh)

09:15-9:30 Welcome Address by the host of the Conference Dr. Moritz Keller (Clifford Chance)

09:30-10:45 Keynote Speech:

Foreign direct investments in times of geopolitical uncertainty?

by Prof. Dr. Mathias Wolkewitz (General Counsel of Wintershall, Honorary Professor, TU Clausthal Institute for Subsurface Energy Systems) and Q&A session

  • Commentator: Lucia Raimanova (Allen & Overy)


10:45-11:15 Tea/coffee break sponsored by Allen & Overy


11:15-12:45 Panel 1: Domestic courts and the review of awards: recent trends

  • Maria Fogdestam Agius (Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå AB)
  • Dr. Paschalis Paschalidis (Arendt)
  • Georg Scherpf (Clyde & Co)
  • Dr. Alfred Siwy, LLM (Zeiler, Floyd Zadkovich)


12:45-14:30 Lunch break


14:30-16:00 Panel 2: Geopolitical uncertainties and their impact on arbitration

• Henry Smith (Control Risks)
• Dr. Richard Happ (Luther)
• Nick Lawn (Lalive)
• Dr. Patricia Nacimiento (HSF)


16:00-16:30 Tea/coffee break sponsored by Lalive


16:30-17:00 Presentation of the new European Investment Law and Arbitration Review and the 2023 Essay Competition Prize giving ceremony


17:00-20:00 Closing & Drinks sponsored by Wolters Kluwer




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