The CJEU judgment in Achmea: Death sentence for investment protection tribunals?

On 6 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the EU ruled in Achmea that the Investor-State Dispute Settlement provided for by a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) concluded between two member states was inconsistent with EU law. This means that an investor established in a EU member state will no longer be able to initiate an investment arbitration case against another EU member in the event of a dispute concerning investments made by that investor in this other member state. It is therefore no surprise that this landmark judgment is opening up a new debate regarding the future of investor protection in the EU.

Specialists in EU and investment law will attempt to answer the following questions at this event:

  • What are the repercussions of the Achmea judgment for the ISDS mechanism in intra- and extra-EU BITs?
  • What are the reactions of the international investment community to the judgment?
  • What will happen to ongoing investment arbitrations under intra-EU BITs?
  • What are the legal repercussions for the arbitration cases under the Energy Charter Treaty?
26
June 2018
Tuesday
13:30-16:00

1404

Programme

Speakers

Ivana Damjanovic
The Australian National University
Nicolas de Sadeleer
Professor, Jean Monnet Chair, University of St. Louis, Brussels
Quentin Declève
Associate, Van Bael & Bellis
Tim Maxian Rusche (tbc)
Member of the Legal Service, European Commission
Jorge Núñez Ferrer (Moderator)
Senior Research Fellow, CEPS Energy Climate House

The CJEU judgment in Achmea: Death sentence for investment protection tribunals?

Contact: 
Organiser: 
26
June 2018
Tuesday
13:30-16:00
The meeting is free of charge but registration is required

1404

CEPS Conference room

Place du Congres 1 - B-1000 Brussels