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New research from PluriCourts reveals a tight network of actors shifting between the roles of lawyer and arbitrator in investment treaty arbitration.
Opinion 2/15 is already causing quite a stir in legal academia. While some take an EU law perspective, others look at it from the perspective of investment law or public international law. In this short post I will not focus on purely legal issues. Instead, I will look at the Opinion’s effects on the EU’s investment policy and propose a change in the Commission’s approach to the negotiation of international economic agreements.
A small group of highly influential “power brokers” regularly combine multiple roles in investment arbitration but the controversial practice – known as “double hatting” – is not widespread within the field, researchers at the University of Oslo have found.
Investor-state dispute settlement is one of the most dynamic areas of international law. At this afternoon workshop, three works-in-progress that analyze recent developments will be discussed.
Conference on the impact of gender on the international bench. The conference is the first in the workshop series "Identity on the International Bench" organized by PluriCourts.
PluriCourts Seminar with Professor Alec Stone Sweet, National University Singapore.
Special Issue in the Journal of World Investment & Trade. (Vol. 18), edited by Daniel Behn and Ole Kristian Fauchald.
How do national and international courts and tribunals use international judicial decisions? Many discuss this phenomenon under labels such us 'judicial dialogue', 'cross-pollination', and/or 'cross-fertilization'.
This seminar is co-organized by the Department of Private Law and PluriCourts.
PluriCourts, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, and the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo are co-hosting the Spring 2017 seminar of the Nordic Network on Investment Law.
On Wednesday Nov. 2, NUPI stated that Norway will reap substantial benefits from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiated by USA and EU. However, the report is hampered by poor methodology and low contextual understanding.
Postdoctoral research fellow Szilárd Gáspár-Szilágyi will be giving a presentation on his ongoing research at PluriCourts: "Binding committee interpretations in the EU's new free trade and investment agreements".
The 25th and 26th of August marked an important event in PluriCourts’ history, the conference on ‘Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Isolation and Interaction’. As the title suggests, the main topic of the conference was the interplay between the international trade and investment regimes, mainly the question of convergence and divergence and whether this cross‑fertilization is beneficial or should be treated with caution.