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International Investment Law Center Cologne (IILCC)


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.

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. Further information can be found here and in the section on our investment law courses.

Conference on Protection of Foreign Investments in Europe - Perspectives & Solutions

On 5 July 2018, the International Investment Law Centre Cologne (IILCC) held the conference “Protection of Foreign Investments in Europe – Perspectives & Solutions”. The conference report is now available on EuZW 2018, 837.

Exam "Vertiefung Europarecht"
The examination results of the exam "Vertiefung Europarecht" from the summer semester 2018 are now available in Klips.

Courses on International Investment Law
In wintersemester 2018/2019 the course International investment law I will take place from 19.10.2018 in form of four full-day sessions.
The course International investment law II starts at 22.11.2018.

More information about the courses can be found here.

ELSA Summer School on International Investment Law 2018

The ELSA Summer School on International Investment Law in ccoperation with the University of Athens took place for the third time this year. Over seven days, the students received a sound education in international investment law covering both basic and special topics related to investment law and dispute settlement. Jun.-Prof. Julian Scheu gave a guest lecture on "International Investment Law and Human Rights". The entire academic program of the Summer School is available here.

10th Conference of the Krickenbecker Kreis on International Investment Law
From 19-20 January 2018, numerous scientists and practitioners met for the 10th time at the invitation of the International Investment Law Centre Cologne (IILCC) to discuss developments in international investment law at the conference of the Krickenbecker Kreis.
The recently published conference report of the event can be found here (in German).

Podcast on international investment law and the work of a junior professor

The podcast project "Irgendwas mit Recht" (IMR), produced at the University of Cologne, sheds light on the versatility of legal professions and provides suggestions for study or legal clerkship. In the seventh episode, Jun. professor Dr. Julian Scheu provides insights into the topic of investment law. You can access the podcast here (in German).

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