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International investment law & the Law of Armed Conflict

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International investment law & the Law of Armed Conflict

Du mercredi 4 octobre 2017 au vendredi 6 octobre 2017

Programme

 

Wednesday 4 October 2017

 

17:00 - 20:00 : Registration
Athens PIL Premises | Akadimias 47 (3rd floor), 106 79 Athens

 

Thursday 5 October 2017

 

09:00 : Registration
The Great Hall | Historical Central Building

10:00 : Welcome and Introduction
The Great Hall | Historical Central Building

Meletios A. Dimopoulos, Rector of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Philippos Spyropoulos, Dean, Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Photini Pazartzis, Professor, Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Director, Athens Public International Law Center
Katia Fach Gómez, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Zaragoza
Catharine Titi, Research Scientist, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and CREDIMI, University of Burgundy
Anastasios Gourgourinis, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian Univeristy of Athens; Athens Public International Law Center

10:30 : Keynote Lecture

Nicolas Politis Lecture Series
The Great Hall | Historical Central Building

War and Peace in Investment Law
Christoph Schreuer, Emeritus Professor, Department of European, International Law and Comparative Law, University of Vienna; Of Counsel, zeiler.partners Rechtsanwälte

11h30 : Break

 

12h00 : Parallel Session 1

The Great Hall | Historical Central Building

Chair : Attila Massimiliano Tanzi, Professor, Department of Legal Studies, University of Bologna

Speakers :

The Protection of Investments in Occupied Territories : Some Considerations
Tomer Broude, Sylvan M Cohen Chair, Faculty of Law and Department of International Relations, and Academic Director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

An Overview of State Succession Issues Arising as a Result of an Armed Conflict
Patrick Dumberry, Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa (Civil Law Section)

Investment arbitration as a means to de-politicize investment conflicts
Ursula Kriebaum, Professor, Department of European, International Law and Comparative Law, University of Vienna

International Investment Law and Disputed Territories : A Generalist Perspective
Martins Paparinskis, Reader in Public International Law, University College London

 

Parallel Session 2

“Alkis Argiriadis” Amphitheater | Historical Central Building

Chair : Photini Pazartzis, Professor, Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian Univeristy of Athens; Director, Athens Public International Law Center

Speakers :

Investments Under Occupation : Belligerent Occupation and the Application of Investment Treaties
Tobias Ackermann, Research Associate and Doctoral Student, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr University Bochum

Exploring the links between nationality changes and investment claims arising out of armed conflicts
Belén Olmos Giupponi, Senior Lecturer in EU and International Law, Liverpool Hope University

Cross-fertilization of international investment law and international humanitarian law : prospects and pitfalls
Teerawat Wongkaew, Legal Officer, Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Thailand)

Protecting an Investment while safeguarding Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict : An essential Dialogue between Fora
Stratis Georgilas, G – H Chambers, Head of Chambers

 

13:30 : Lunch Break

 

14h30 : Parallel Session 3

“Ioannis Drakopoulos” Amphitheater | Historical Central Building

Chair : Julien Chaisse, Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Faculty of Law

Speakers :

Host state responsibility for taking measures against terrorism
Robert Howse, Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law, New York University

The Full Protection and Security Standard in Investment Law : An Obligation of Result or an Obligation of Conduct ?
Sébastien Manciaux, International Law Professor, University of Burgundy

The Subjectivity of Full Protection and Security and the Due Diligence Standard
Eric De Brabandere, Professor of International Dispute Settlement, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University

‘Reasonable’ protection and security of foreign investments in armed conflicts
Ira Ryk-Lakhman, MPhil/PhD Student, University College London

 

Parallel Session 4

“Alkis Argiriadis” Amphitheater | Historical Central Building

Chair : Katia Fach Gómez, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Zaragoza

Speakers :

Armed conflict and the protection of investments in the energy sector
Maria Gavouneli, Associate Professor of Public International Law, Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Athens Public International Law Research Center

The responsibility of the host State for the violations of investors’ rights in a part of its territory under occupation
Antal Berkes, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Manchester International Law Centre, School of Law, University of Manchester

International investment arbitration and standards applicable in conflict : parallel or merging worlds ?
Merryl Lawry-White, Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Arbitration of Disputes Under State Contracts in Times of Military Occupation
Ofilio J. Mayorga, Associate Attorney, Foley Hoag LLP

16:00 : Break

 

16:30 : Parallel Session 5

“Ioannis Drakopoulos” Amphitheater | Historical Central Building

Chair : Friedl Weiss, Professor, Department of European, International Law and Comparative Law, University of Vienna

Speakers :

Termination and suspension of investment treaties as a consequence of armed conflict
Daniel Joyner, Elton B. Stephens Professor of Law, Director of International Program, University of Alabama

The Life Cycle of Investment Protections in Times of Armed Conflict : Survival and Revival in Ius in Bello and Ius Post Bellum
Catharine Titi, Research Scientist, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and CREDIMI, University of Burgundy

Supervening Impossibility of Performance and the Effect of Armed Conflict on Investment Treaties : Any Room for Maneuver ?
Gabriele Gagliani, Contract Professor of International Law, Bocconi University

 

Parallel Session 6

“Alkis Argiriadis” Amphitheater | Historical Central Building

Chair : Marina Trunk-Fedorova, Senior Research Fellow - Kiel University, KEEL - Kiel Center for Eurasian Economic Law

Speakers :

International Investor Obligations and Crimes Against Humanity : The Urbaser Spectrum
Kevin Crow, Lecturer and Senior Researcher at the University of Halle - Wittenberg Law School (Germany), Research Associate, Asia School of Business (Malaysia)

Jus in Bello in Investment Treaty Disputes : A Rising Moon in the Twilight Zone of Investment Protections in Times of Armed Conflict
Alia Algazzar, Doctoral Student, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; Trainee at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Dubai

Armed Conflicts and Customary Law on Investment: Codification and Fragmentation of ´Protection and Security´
Kong Soon Lim, University of Northumbria

Non-discrimination and the protection of investments during and after armed conflict
Michail Risvas, Associate, Three Crowns LLP

18:00 : End

 

Friday 6 October 2017

 

9h00 : Parallel Session 7

“Ioannis Drakopoulos” Amphitheater | Historical Central Building

Chair : Jansen Calamita, Head, Investment Treaty Law & Policy, Centre for International Law ; Research Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Speakers :

Coercive interference through transnational investment relations : development, territory and resources
Anna Aseeva, Researcher at the Centre d’Etudes Juridiques et Politiques (CEJEP), University of La Rochelle, and Adjunt Professor at HEC Paris

Using International Investment Arbitration for Compensating Victims of Torture
Martin Hemmi, Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute of Public Law, University of Bern

Responsible investment in occupied territories : Beyond the UN & OECD Principles
Eleni Micha, Teaching Fellow, Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Athens Public International Law Center

Responsibility in Times of War and Occupation : The Case of Heineken-Bralima in the Congo
Tom Syring, Visiting Scholar at University of Oslo, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights Foreign Corporate

 

Parallel Session 8

“Alkis Argiriadis” Amphitheater | Historical Central Building

Chair : Maria Telalian, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Speakers :

Kosovo and Foreign Investment Protection
Antonis Bredimas, Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Athens Public International Law Center

Multilateral, primary and secondary sanctions and Investments : the case of Iran
Fabio Bassan, Professor of International Law, University of Rome 3

Investment protection in Libya
Stamatios Tsetos, Founding Partner, Tsetos & Leboulanger Law Firm Partner, Leboulanger & Associés

War and Peace in Libya : Investment treaty arbitration during and in between periods of armed conflict
Ana Maria Daza, Lecturer in International Law, University of Edinburgh
Daniel Behn, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in International Dispute Settlement, PluriCourts Centre of Excellence, Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo

10:30 : Break

 

11h30 : Parallel Session 9

“Ioannis Drakopoulos” Amphitheater | Historical Central Building

Chair : Robert Howse, Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law, New York University

Speakers :

Russian domestic law in Crimea-related investment arbitrations : issues and pitfalls
Vladimir Gladyshev, Managing Partner Gladyshev and Partners AB

Annexation of Crimea and International Investment Law
Yarik Kryvoi, Senior Research Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law; Professor of Law, University of West London

Litigating the use of force : reflections on the interaction between investor-State dispute settlement and other forms of international dispute settlement in the context of the conflict in Ukraine
Laura Rees-Evans, Senior Associate, Fietta LLP

 

Parallel Session 10

“Alkis Argiriadis” Amphitheater | Historical Central Building

Chair : Maria Gavouneli, Associate Professor of Public International Law, Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Athens Public International Law Research Center

Speakers :

The impact of acts of violence and social unrest on investment contracts
George Kyriakopoulos, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Athens Public International Law Center

The Colombian Land Restitution Programme : A Clash Between Transitional Justice and Foreign Investment Protection
Rafael Tamayo Álvarez, PhD Candidate from the Doctoral Program in Law, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá

The Recourse to Private Military and Security Companies by Foreign Investors in Conflict-Affected Countries : Dangers, Opportunities and the Need to Regulate
Lukas Vanhonnaeker, Doctoral Candidate, McGill University, Faculty of Law Montreal

Armed conflict and the protection afforded to sovereign wealth funds under international investment law
Michail Dekastros, Associate, Three Crowns LLP

 

13:00 : Lunch Break

 

14h00 : Parallel Session 11

“Ioannis Drakopoulos” Amphitheater | Historical Central Building

Chair : Stelios Stavridis, Senior Research Fellow, Fundación Agencia Aragonesa para la Investigación y el Desarrollo, University of Zaragoza

Speakers :

Reflections on the origins and evolution of war and civil disturbance clauses
Gabriel Bottini, Partner, Uría Menéndez (Madrid); Adjunct Professor of Public International Law, University of Buenos Aires

Investment treaty exceptions and the circumstances precluding wrongfulness in the context of armed conflict
Caroline Henckels, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Monash University

Protection of Investments in War-Torn States : A Practitioner Perspective on War Clauses in Bilateral Investment Treaties
Suzanne Spears, Partner, Volterra Fietta, London
Maria Fogdestam-Agius, Associate, Volterra Fietta, London

Force majeure as a defence against conflict-related investment claims
Jure Zrilic, Lecturer, University of Liverpool

 

Parallel Session 12

“Alkis Argiriadis” Amphitheater| Historical Central Building

Chair : Christoph Schreuer, Emeritus Professor, Department of European, International Law and Comparative Law, University of Vienna; Of Counsel, zeiler. partners Rechtsanwälte

Speakers :

In-Between Law and Policy : Attributing (or Not) the Conduct of Insurrectional Movements to States in Investor-State Arbitration
Yannick Radi, Professor of Public International Law, University of Louvain (UCLouvain)

Armed Conflict and ‘Denial-of-Benefits’ Clauses in Investment Treaties
Anastasios Gourgourinis, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Athens Public International Law Center

Armed conflict, contributory fault and damages in investment disputes
Maria-Eleni Chrysanthakopoulou, Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens & FDI Moot Alumni Vice-President
Nicolas Pralica, Associate, Dechert LLP & FDI Moot Alumni President

Awarding damages in times of armed conflict: An emerging standard of ‘economic capacity’ of the host state
José Gustavo Prieto Muñoz, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Verona

15:30 : Break

 

16h00 : Parallel Session 13

“Ioannis Drakopoulos” Amphitheate | Historical Central Building

Chair : Charalambos Pamboukis, Professor, Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Speakers : The obligation of due diligence under general international law and international investment law during armed conflicts
Georgios Petrochilos, Partner, Three Crowns LLP

Duty to Protect Foreign Investment in Armed Conflicts and International
Philippe Leboulanger, Founding Partner, Leboulanger & Associés Arbitration

Armed conflicts clause in investment treaties : minimum protection or lex specialis ?
Athina Fouchard Papaefstratiou, Counsel, Lazareff Le Bars

The Obligation of Non-Recognition of Situations Created by an Illegal Use of Force before International Investment Tribunals
Sebastian Wuschka, Associate, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft; Visiting Lecturer & Doctoral Student, Ruhr-University Bochum

 

Parallel Session 14

“Alkis Argiriadis” Amphitheater| Historical Central Building

Chair : Catharine Titi, Research Scientist, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and CREDIMI, University of Burgundy

Speakers :

The Parallel - Though Temporally Distinct - Development of the Principle of Proportionality in International Investment Law and International Humanitarian Law
Markus Wagner, Associate Professor, University of Warwick School of Law

Investment Treaties and Peace Agreements : What Role for Lump Sum Settlements ?
Jansen Calamita, Head, Investment Treaty Law & Policy, Centre for International Law; Research Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Might Claims Commissions Work Better ? A Comparative Analysis of Claims Commissions and Arbitral Tribunals to Settle Investment-Related Disputes in Conflict Zones
Daniel Behn, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in International Dispute Settlement, PluriCourts Centre of Excellence, University of Oslo
Taylor St. John, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, PluriCourts Centre of Excellence, Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo
Günes Ünüvar, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts), Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Interpretation of military necessity in the context of international investment law
Vaios Koutroulis, Lecturer in Public International Law, International Law Centre, Faculty of law, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

 

17:30 : Keynote Lecture

Nicolas Politis Lecture Series “Alkis Argiriadis” Amphitheater | Historical Central Building

The Paradox of the Prohibition on the Use of Force in Contemporary International Law : Some Remarks
Alain Pellet, Emeritus Professor, University Paris Nanterre

18:30 : Closing Remarks


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National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
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