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SCC at the 2018 Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot

SCC at the 2018 Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot

Investment arbitration involves various issues when it comes to costs. SCC is organizing a seminar in Frankfurt on this issue on 12 March, in connection with the 2018 Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot.

The conference is addressed to the teams competing at the 2018 Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot (2018 FIAM) as well as investment arbitration professionals. Similar events, but with different themes, have been organized in the past years together with McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP and Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Last year, the moot had a record registration of more than sixty teams.

This year’s conference takes the theme of costs in investment arbitration. The first panel will address apportioning of costs, among others the factors to be taken into account and how to minimize the costs. The speakers include SCC Board Member Bart Legum and SCC Legal Counsel Natalia Petrik.

The second panel will address third-party funding in investment arbitration, among others best practices for arbitrators and third-party funders. The panel consists of among others SCC Board Member Dmitri Evseev and Sabine Konrad, partner with McDermott Will and Emery.

The seminar will conclude with a Frankfurt premiere of The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World.

See the conference program here.

Read more about FIAM here.

Call for paper: European Investment Law and Arbitration Review

Call for paper: European Investment Law and Arbitration Review

European Investment Law and Arbitration Review is inviting submissions for the 2018 issue. The deadline for submission is 1 April 2018.

The European Investment Law and Arbitration Review is the first law journal that is specifically dedicated to the field of European investment law and arbitration. 2017. The previous issues were published in 2016 and 2017.

Fifteen arbitration experts from across the globe sit in the Editorial Board of the journal, including SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson.

For the 2018 issue, the journal welcomes submission focusing on the following:

  1. Recent arbitral awards and on-going disputes.
  2. Opinions and Judgements of the Court of Justice of the European Union, such as on Achmea case.
  3. Current negotiations of the EU with third states as well as legislative proposals related to investment, such as the screening of foreign investments.

Submissions are to be sent to EILARev2016@gmail.com at the latest on 1 April 2018.

Read more information about the journal here

Read more about the Call for Papers here

Global exposure for the Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize winner

Global exposure for the Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize winner

The winning team of the Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize, to be announced in the spring of 2018, will get to present its model treaty at events within prominent global forums: United Nations General Assembly and the World Economic Forum.

Last year the SCC, together with partners, launched a global crowdsourcing challenge, the Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize. The initiative is a part of SCC’s work in aligning international arbitration with a sustainable future.

The Prize will be awarded to the contestant team that drafts an innovative and workable model treaty that, if implemented, has the potential to encourage cross-border investments in sustainable development, among others in low carbon projects and technological innovation.

Since the competition opened in June 2017, Stockholm Treaty Lab has attracted innovators from all over the globe. By the closing of registration, 43 teams have registered to compete at this crowdsourcing challenge, representing some 270 innovators from four continents and more than 25 countries.

The winning team, to be announced in the spring of 2018, will be given the opportunity to present its model treaty in several global forums. The first global forum is an event in New York co-organized with the Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment, during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in September 2018.

Further, in January 2019, the winning team will travel to Davos, Switzerland, to make a presentation at Swedish Lunch, an event organized within the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.

In addition to the two events, Wolters Kluwer International will also make a short video about the winning team and their model treaty, in same spirit as the first video that introduces the Stockholm Treaty Lab.

Read more about Stockholm Treaty Lab here

Read more about the innovators here

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