Since EFILA was established in June 2014, it has developed into a highly regarded think-tank that is specifically focusing on the EU’s investment law and arbitration policy.

EFILA is unique in that it brings together arbitration practitioners, academics and policy makers, which have extensive first-hand experience and deep understanding of the relevant investment law and arbitration issues.

EFILA’s events, such as the Annual Conference and Annual Lecture, have established themselves as key-events of the investment arbitration community.

  • In the same year of its establishment, EFILA was nominated by its peers for the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) Prize for the Best Development of the Year in 2014.
  • In 2015, Sophie Nappert delivered the first EFILA Annual Lecture, which won the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) Prize for the Best Lecture of the Year in 2015.
  • In 2018, at the EFILA’s 3rd Annual Conference, the Key-note Speech of Charles Brower was nominated for the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) Prize for the Best Lecture of the year in 2018.
  • Recently, EFILA was granted Observer Status at the UNCITRAL Working Group III, which is working on the reforms of the ISDS system.

Moreover, EFILA’s publications are widely read and cited by policy makers and academics.