Young EFILA will be officially launched on 8 June 2022 on the eve of the EFILA Annual Conference 2022, taking place in Amsterdam on 9 June 2022 (see here).



A panel of Young EFILA members will be debating the motion:

“After Achmea, Komstroy and PL Holdings:  the EU is still an attractive foreign investment destination”



The tribunal hearing the motion consists of:

Prof. Gerard Meijer (Partner, Linklaters)

Dr. Crina Baltag (Stockholm University)

Mrs Nynke M. Hupkens-Sipma (Director Legal Affairs at Achmea)


All young arbitration practitioners are welcome; though we would encourage attendees to join the Young EFILA membership (details can be found below).

To attend, please register through Eventbrite here.

If you can only attend the drinks, please send an email to: Luuk Uilenbroek:



This event is hosted by Linklaters.



First publication by Young EFILA:

The first concrete product of Young EFILA  is its submission to the OECD Consultation on Investment Treaties & Climate Change, 25 March 2022:

Click here: 2022.03.25 Young EFILA OECD submission




What is our purpose?

Young EFILA will be officially launched in 2022.  Its principal aim is to promote the sharing of knowledge of all aspects of international investment law (including arbitration) at the European level amongst younger members of the arbitration community, and provide opportunities for its members to exchange views on topical issues.  This will principally be through an annual event, which will be linked to the annual EFILA Conference.  Young EFILA will also aim to co-host further events and activities with other arbitration organizations and institutions These events and activities will also facilitate networking as between our members.

We also welcome submissions by Young EFILA members to the EFILA Blog (see here) and to the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review (see here) on topics relating to international investment law and arbitration.

We wish to develop Young EFILA organically.  In future, we hope that Young EFILA will coordinate other activities such as a mentorship programme and an Arbitration Academy.

All Young EFILA members are expected to actively develop Young EFILA by proposing creative ideas and organize and participate in its events and activities.


How to join?

Membership is open to practitioners with 3+ years of investment treaty experience, and the upper age limit is 40 years.

Young EFILA is also open to policy makers, academics, as well as LLM and PhD candidates researching in the investment treaty space.

There is currently no subscription fee.

To become Young EFILA member, send an email with your CV and letter of application to: young . efila @ efila . org (copy and paste into your email client and remove spaces).

The Secretary General of EFILA Prof. Nikos Lavranos and/or the informal chair of Young EFILA Stephanie Collins will respond to your application asap.