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Publications:

European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice (with DVD)

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Arbitration in CIS Countries. Current issues

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The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration: 25 years

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Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Energy Sector

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A Selection of Pitfalls under Chinese Arbitration

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"The new EU Directive on Mediation - First Insights"

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"Arbitration and Mediation in the ACP-EU Relations"

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"Interim measures in international commercial arbitration"

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"Colloque sur le Livre Vert de la Commission européenne sur les modes alternatifs de résolution des conflits relevant du droit civil et commercial"

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AIA Conference

Investment Arbitration Course: Brussels Diplomatic Academy
The law on foreign investment protection is one of the fastest developing and intellectually challenging branches of international law with high practical relevance. Investment arbitration is predicted to be a major factor in the development of the global economic system. The number of investment disputes before international arbitral tribunals has increased significantly over the last decades and reflects the notable preferences of the international business community for resolving international investment disputes. Acquaintance with the legal regime for investment arbitration and case law has now become indispensable for anyone seeking to have a full picture of arbitration or enhance his knowledge in international dispute resolution domain. In the course of the seminar, the fundamental notions relevant to investment arbitration will be examined and a number of major cases will be reviewed in a critical manner. This seminar is especially relevant to government officials, diplomats, private investors and executives who are involved in investment decision-making processes.
Planning:
Date: November 30, -0001
Place: The master class on ‘Investment Arbitration’ will take place at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 5, Karel Van Miert Building.
Subjects: This is a 4 days-course which takes place on 17-18 February and 24-25 February 2014. The subject matter covers the following: Day 1: Introduction to Investor-State Arbitration Day 2: Standards of Protection in International Investment Agreements Day 3: Jurisdiction and Admissibility in Investor-State Arbitration. Types of Jurisdictional Objections Day 4: Annulment and Enforcement of Awards To register for this course, please fill in the online registration form available on www.brusselsdiplomaticacademy.be.
By the end of the course, the participants should be able to: Understand the legal framework of international arbitration law relating to foreign investments and the major rules on interpretation of investment treaties. Understand the main standards of protection in international investment agreements and major jurisdictional objections; be able to explain main notions in investment arbitration such as investor and investment. Comprehend the main features of annulment proceedings and the schemes for enforcement of arbitral awards under the ICSID Convention and the New York Convention. Become familiar with the most important case law in investment arbitration field and learn how to search efficiently for relevant jurisprudence. The working language of the course is English.