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

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The topic of the conference was:

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

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Nikos Lavranos (Secretary-General of EFILA)


  • Lucia Raimanova (Allen & Overy)
  • Olga Hamama (Clifford Chance)
  • Laura Rees-Evans (Fietta)

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


  • Dr. 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 sponsored by Fietta

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

Moderator: Tetyana Makukha (General Manager of EFILA, NautaDutilh)


• Henry Smith (Control Risks)
• Dr. Richard Happ (Luther)
• Kevin Huber (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 by Yael Hollander de Groot (Senior Product Manager, Wolters Kluwer, International Group, Legal & Regulatory)

17:00-17:15  Closing by Prof. Dr. Nikos Lavranos (Secretary General of EFILA)

17:15-20:00  Drinks sponsored by Wolters Kluwer

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