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ECIPE Seminar: The Future of Investment Dispute Resolution – The Role of Courts

December 15 2015
Venue: ECIPE , Rue Belliard 4-6 Brussels 1040
Speakers: Marco Bronckers, Colin Brown, Peter Chase
Time: 12:30

What role should courts play in international investment dispute resolution?

Some recent proposals to reform the system for dispute resolution in international investment agreements suggest a new role for courts. The European Commission, for instance, has recently proposed the establishment of a new international investment court as part of the TTIP. Experts remain divided about the role of courts in investor-state disputes. Some argue that the current system of investment dispute resolution better serves the objectives of protecting rights in a fair and effective manner. Others suggest national courts should play a central role in international investment disputes and that they should be open to complaints from other parties than foreign investors. Please join us for a lunch seminar discussing various views about the role of courts in investment dispute resolution.

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Programme

Speakers: 

Marco Bronckers, Professor of WTO and European Law, University of Leiden; Partner at VVGB Avocats/Advocaten, Brussels

Colin Brown, Deputy Head of Unit, Dispute Settlement and Legal Aspects of Trade Policy, DG Trade, European Commission

Peter Chase, Vice President, Europe, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Sandwich lunch will be served from 12:00PM

Location