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10 Year Anniversary Conference of the International Investment Law Centre Cologne

We are pleased to announce that on 16 May 2019 the International Investment Law Centre Cologne (IILCC) will celebrate its tenth anniversary with an academic conference.
As the only research institute with an exclusive focus on international investment law in the German-speaking academic community, it is the IILCC’s mission statement to address the current and fundamental issues of this dynamic field of law in research and teaching. At the same time, it is our aim to offer a forum for exchange between academia and practice. On the occasion of the anniversary, we would like to look at past and future developments of international investment law from various angles. First information about the event can be found here. The complete conference programme as well as further information regarding registration will also be available here soon.

Advanced Course on ICSID Arbitration

We are glad to announce the establishment of the "Advanced Course on ICSID Arbitration", which will provide a detailed and practical insight on investment arbitrations conducted under ICSID rules. The Course will be taught in English by Mr. Francisco Abriani, who is a Legal Counsel at the ICSID Secretariat with extensive experience in the conduct of arbitral proceedings under ICSID rules. The course is aimed at students with previous exposure to international arbitration, doctoral candidates and young practitioners. The event will take place from 10am to 5pm on 25.01., 26.01., 01.02., 02.02.. Further information can be found here and in the section on our investment law courses.

UN Investment Support Programme for LDCs for the Least Developed Countries

We are honoured to announce that the IILCC signed a cooperation agreement with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) to participate in the UN Investment Support Programme for LDCs for the Least Developed Countries. Now we are an official partner of the Programme. IDLO coordinates the Programme under the authority of United Nations. The main purpose of the Programme is to support the world's poorest developing countries in investment law issues through its roster of experts. For more information please see here.