DAA Investment Arbitration Committee Meeting 2018

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The consequences of the CJEU's Achmea judgment for investment treaty arbitration.

An event organised by DAA Investment Arbitration Committee  

Date: Friday 15 June 2018
Location: Loyens & Loeff – Fred. Roeskestraat 100, 1076 ED  Amsterdam

The consequences of the CJEU's Achmea judgment for investment treaty arbitration within the EU are numerous and still unclear. For example, does this judgment only apply to similar dispute settlement provisions in intra-EU BITs or to all of them? Does it leave the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) dispute settlement provision untouched? Does the Achmea judgment equally apply to ICSID and non-ICSID disputes? Does it equally apply to arbitral tribunals seated within and outside the EU? Does it also affect closed proceedings and already paid awards? Finally, what is the way forward? These are some of the questions that will be discussed during this Roundtable. The Roundtable will take place under Chatham House Rules. Prior to the Roundtable the speakers will engage in an Oxford style debate on the following motion:

“This house believes that investor-state arbitration must remain available within the EU.”



12:30 - 14:00 Light lunch
14.00 – 14.15 Introductory remarks by Prof. Dr. Arthur Hartkamp
14.15 - 15:30 Oxford style debate
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Roundtable discussion
17.30 – 18.30 Closure and drinks



  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Schill (University of Amsterdam)
  • Prof. Dr. Nikos Lavranos (Secretary General of EFILA)
  • Prof. Dr. Arthur Hartkamp (University of Nijmegen) 
  • Dr. Wojciech Sadowski (KL Gates, Warsaw)
  • Albert Marsman (De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Amsterdam)


Arbitral Tribunal:

  • Dr. Veronika Korom (ESSEC Business School, Paris; Bredin Prat, Paris) 
  • Lucia Raimanova (Allen & Overy, Bratislava)
  • Sophia von Dewall (Derains & Gharavi, Paris)



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