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Courses on International Investment Law

The courses on international investment law are a special offer to students particularly interested in international economic law. In two intensive block courses (held in German) the students learn the theory and practice of international investment law and get an insight into the current developments of this highly relevant area of international economic law.

Summersemester 2018

International investment law I – standards of protection


The course International investment law I (Jun.-Prof. Dr. Scheu) will be held in full-day sessions at the following dates: Fri, 13.4; Sat, 14.4; Fri, 20.4; Sat, 21.4

The students first get to know the system of private protection in international. The course focuses on the actors involved in the system of international investment protection, the definition of investment and the scope of protection offered by different standards such as expropriation, non-discrimination or fair and equitable treatment.

International investment law II – investor-state dispute settlement

The course International investment law II (Dr. Stompfe) will be held in full-day sessions at the following dates: Fri, 8.6; Sat, 9.6; Wed, 13.6; Thu, 14.6

The course gives an insight on the highly relevant system of investor-state dispute settlement. Focusing on current practice, students get to know the principles of international investment arbitration and learn by what procedural means foreign investors can enforce their rights provided by international investment agreements. In addition to general features of international investment arbitration, the participants study the arbitration procedure under the rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Furthermore, ongoing reforms of the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism is discussed.

Study credits

Exams taken in international investment law are eligible for study credits for students enrolled in Schwerpunktbereich 6 (Internationales Privat- Wirtschafts- und Verfahrensrecht), Schwerpunktbereich 9 (Völker- und Europarecht) or the master programs „Wirtschaftsrecht (LL.M.)“ and „im Ausland graduierte Juristinnen und Juristen (LL.M.)“.