Call for Papers for the 2023 issue

The Editorial Committee of the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review invites original, unpublished scholarly submissions on recent developments in international investment law, with a focus on the theme “European investment law and arbitration: interaction with other branches of law”.

Examples of topics that authors could consider include:

  • The impact of the Agreement for the Termination of BITs between the Member States of the EU for non-EU investors (including for non-EU domestic courts)
  • The developments at the UNCITRAL Working Group III on ISDS reforms
  • The impact of the revised Energy Charter Treaty
  • The potentially increasing role of the ECrtHR for investment protection after termination of the intra-EU BIT and disconnection from the ECT
  • The impact of the war against Ukraine for European investors and their investment protection
  • EU sanctions and investment law and arbitration
  • The interaction between tax and investment law
  • Issues related to post-Brexit position in investment law
  • Investment protection standards under existing EU law
  • Trends and new developments in EU trade and investment treaty policy (e.g. Foreign Investment Screening mechanisms, Investment Facilitation)
  • Human rights and EU investment law and arbitration
  • Climate change and EU investment law and arbitration

 We also invite case-notes and short articles on, inter alia, the following topics:

  • Decisions of courts and tribunals considering Komstroy v Moldova and PL Holdings v Poland

 Submissions to the Review should fit within the following formats:

Long articles

  • Scholarly articles should provide an in-depth analysis of a topic and aim to comprehensively cover the relevant case-law and literature. The maximum length should be 15,000 words.

Short articles

  • Shorter articles should offer a succinct analysis of a topical issue together with original views intended to stimulate debate. The maximum length should be 8,000 words.

Case-notes

  • Case-notes should provide a concise analysis of a recent arbitration award or decision of a national court. Case-notes are to include a summary of the facts and main points of the decision as well as an analysis of the impact of the decision on investment law and arbitration. The maximum length should be 5,000 words.

Book reviews

  • Book reviews should offer a critical summary of the main aspects of the book. The maximum length should be 3,000 words.

The above word limits are exclusive of footnotes, which should not be overly lengthy.

Submissions must be in English.

Submission must conform with the Review’s house style, which is available here: EILAR Style Guide update Feb 2021

Examples of previously published articles in the Review can be found below.

The Review reserves the right to reject a submission which does not conform with its house style.

All submissions must be unpublished and original material.  Co-authored submissions are permissible.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed.  The Editorial Committee reserves the right to accept, reject a submission or make publication conditional upon modifications which have been suggested to the author.

Submissions are to be emailed as an attached Word document to: eilarev@efila.org

The deadline for submission is 1 March 2023.

Examples of published submissions in the 2021 issue:

Example of an article: EILA_6_Ch01_Nikos Lavranos and Ahmed Mazlom published version

Example of a case-note: EILA_6_Ch10_Anina Liebkind Fredrik Norburg Ossian Dittmer Hvarfner published version

Example of a book review: EILA_6_Ch17_Jennifer Lim published version