EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement: Blue Print for a Permanent Investment Dispute Resolution System?

european commissionWhile everyone is busy discussing TTIP and the pro’s and con’s of Investment Arbitration as we know it, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström announced on December 2, 2015 that European Union and Vietnam have concluded the negotiations of a free trade agreement: “The EU and Vietnam finalise landmark trade deal.”

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European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA) – Inaugural Conference, London, January 23, 2015

The European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA) has been established in Brussels as a think tank aiming, in its own words, at the promotion of “knowledge about all aspects of EU and international investment law, including arbitration, at the European level. EFILA endeavours to facilitate a meaningful exchange of views on relevant and timely issues vital to the development of the European internal market, in order to contribute to a more favourable investment climate in Europe and beyond.” EFILA is holding its inaugural conference in London on January 23, 2015. Here is a link to the programme.

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