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COLLOQUIUM ON INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW & STATE CAPITALISM - 15 & 16 OCTOBER 2020 - ZOOM WEBINAR

Tuesday 29 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020
Colloquium on International Investment Law & State Capitalism - 15 & 16 October 2020 - Zoom Webinar

 

The Athens Public International Law Center (Athens PIL) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Law, the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) at Tilburg University (the Netherlands) and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) College of Law (Qatar), and with the kind support of the European Society of International Law, are co-organizing the Colloquium on International Investment Law & State Capitalism which will take place on 15 and 16 October 2020 as a Zoom Webinar.

The Colloquium is convened by Panos Delimatsis (Tilburg Law School), Georgios Dimitropoulos (HBKU College of Law) and Anastasios Gourgourinis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Law; Athens PIL).

Participation is free of charge, but a limited number of places is available and advance registration will be required.

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The Colloquium programme is available below.

Please note that the online Colloquium will be run on Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) - UTC+03:00.

 

 

Colloquium on International Investment Law & State Capitalism

 

 

THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER 2020

 

09.45-10.00 Colloquium Opening

Photini Pazartzis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Director, Athens PIL

Susan Karamanian,Dean, Hamad Bin Khalifa University College of Law

Panos Delimatsis, Tilburg University (co-organiser)

Georgios Dimitropoulos, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (co-organiser)

Anastasios Gourgourinis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Athens PIL (co-organiser)

 

 

10.00-11.00  Panel 1: The Foundations of International Economic Order in the Age of State Capitalism

Chair: Photini Pazartzis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Athens PIL

Leonardo Borlini, University Bocconi

Foundations of International Economic Order in the Age of State Capitalism

Josef Ostransky, European University Institute

It Has Always Been State Capitalism: Neo(Ordo-)Liberal International Investment Law And The Making Of Transnational Capitalist Class

Lauge Poulsen, University College London

Sovereign Investment Protection in the Euro-Arab Draft Investment Treaty

 

 

11.00-12.00  Panel 2: State Capitalism and Sovereign Investors: Between Global Governance and National Sovereignty

Chair: Georgios Dimitropoulos, Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Jiangyu Wang, City University of Hong Kong

Chinese State Capitalism and the International Economic Order

Michail Dekastros, Sidley Austin LLP

Sovereign Wealth Funds and State Capitalism

Qingxiu Bu, University of Sussex

The One Belt and One Road (OBOR) Initiative: Reconceptualisation of State Capitalism vis-à-vis Remapping of Global Governance?

Eirini Kikarea, University of Cambridge

State-Owned Enterprises and Attribution of Conduct

 

 

14.00-15.00  Panel 3: Adjudicating State Capitalism

Chair: Julien Chaisse, City University of Hong Kong

Eric De Brabandere, Leiden University

Effectiveness of the ‘Broches test’ and its equivalents, if any, in non-ICSID arbitrations

Roberto Echandi, World Bank

Beyond Litigation: Investor-State Conflict Management Mechanisms

Catharine Titi, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)-CERSA, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas

Diplomatic Protection in the Age of State Capitalism: A Viable Alternative to ISDS?

Georgios Dimitropoulos, Hamad Bin Khalifa University

International Commercial Courts in the Age of State Capitalism

 

 

15:00-16:00  Keynote

Rob Howse, New York University

Introduction and comment: Roberto Echandi, World Bank

 

 

 

FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER 2020

 

10.00-11.00  Panel 4: Substantive Rights, Obligations & Exceptions in the Age of State Capitalism

Chair: Susan Karamanian, Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Federico Ortino, King’s College London

Admission Rights for Sovereign Investments under IIAs and the GATS

Sebastián Mantilla Blanco, University of Bonn

Due Diligence Duties of State-Controlled Entities in the Age of State Capitalism

Anastasios Gourgourinis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Athens PIL

Counterclaims against Sovereign Investors

Panos Delimatsis, Tilburg University

Sovereign Investors and National Security Exceptions in WTO & Investment Law

 

 

11.00-12.00  Panel 5: SOEs, SWFs and State Capitalism: Investment Screening, and Beyond

Chair:David Roney, Sidley Austin LLP

Alexandr Svetlicinii, University of Macau

Foreign Investment Screening in the EU: Levelling the Playing Field for Chinese Companies?

Manu Misra, Fundação Getúlio Vargas School of Law

Foreign Investment in Critical National Infrastructure by SCEs & Screening Mechanisms

Konstantina Georgaki, European Commission (DG FISMA); University of Oxford

State-Owned Enterprises & EU investment law

 

 

13.00-14.00  Panel 6: International Investment Arbitration and State Capitalism: Topical Issues and Alternative Solutions

Chair: Theodore Fortsakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Ming Du, Durham University

China's State Capitalism and International Investment Law

Bianca Nalbandian, University of Luxemburg

Sovereign Investors and Green Swans

Wei Yin, Southwest University of Political Science and Law

Questioning the Legal Standing of Sovereign Wealth Funds and their Investments under International Investment Law

 

 

14.00-14.15  Concluding Remarks by the Organisers

Panos Delimatsis, Tilburg University (co-organiser)

Georgios Dimitropoulos, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (co-organiser)

Anastasios Gourgourinis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Athens PIL (co-organiser)

 

 

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