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The Centre promotes the exchange of ideas among legal scholars and practitioners in the area of international investment law by organizing different events on a regular basis.



Cancellation: IILCC Investment Law Lecture

The IILCC Investment Law Lecture on "Equality of Parties before International Investment Tribunals" originally planned for 14.05.2020 cannot take place due to the current situation. We hope to find a new date for the event in consultation with Professor Campbell McLachlan and will inform you as soon as possible.



Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop 2020: ‘Investment Protection, Human Rights, and International Arbitration’

This year's Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop on 'Investment Protection, Human Rights, and International Arbitration' will take place on 6-7 March 2020 at the Goethe University Frankfurt.

The conference programme can be found here. Registrations for free participation can be sent to Mrs. Sabine Schimpf until February 21, 2020.

The organisers of the workshop Rainer Hofmann (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main), Christian Tams (Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security), Stephan Schill (Amsterdam Center for International Law) and Julian Scheu (International Investment Law Centre Cologne) look forward to your participation and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.



Do We Need a Multilateral Investment Court?

On Tuesday, 21 January 2020, a panel discussion will take place in Vienna in cooperation with on the reform of the ISDS and the creation of a Multilateral Investment Court (MIC). Participation in the event is free of charge. Further information on registration are available here.



12th Conference of the Krickenbeck Circle

Following the invitation of the International Investment Law Centre Cologne (IILCC) and the University of Siegen, 24 participants from academia and practice met for the 12th time at Schloss Montabaur in Cologne from 17 to 18 January 2020 to discuss new developments in international investment law at the conference of the Krickenbeck Circle. The recently published conference report of the event can be found here (SchiedsVZ 2020, 138).



"Praxis im Hörsaal" - BREXIT? Was nun?

On Wednesday, 6 November 2019 a panel discussion on the threat of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (Brexit) was part of the series of events "Praxis im Hörsaal". Guests from the legal practice attended the lecture "Vertiefung Europarecht" and reported on the consequences of Brexit from a legal, municipal and entrepreneurial perspective.



FDI Moot Training Workshop 2019

On 31 October 2019 the FDI Moot Training Workshop 2019 took place in the rooms of the IILCC. In cooperation with Saarland University and University College London, the participants were prepared for the FDI Moot with simulated pleadings.



Workshop on ISDS Reform and the Creation of a Multilateral Investment Court

On 1 October 2019, the Europa-Institut at Saarland University and the IILCC co-organised a workshop on the reform of ISDS and the creation of a Multilateral Investment Court (MIC) in Saarbrücken. The topics included were the institutional structure and the implementation of the MIC, the selection and status of the MIC judges and the recognition and enforcement of MIC decisions. A conference report was published in the Kluwer Arbitration Blog.


10 Year Anniversary Conference

On 16 May 2019, the International Investment Law Centre Cologne (IILCC) celebrated its 10 year anniversary with an academic conference dedicated to the ‘Evolution, Evaluation and Future Developments in International Investment Law’. The conference was held in the premises of the Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) and provided an overview of the development and current status of international investment law from various perspectives. Further information on the conference are available here.


„Practice meets Science“ –

On 9 May 2019, lawyers from Busse Disputes reported on their practical experience in the supervision of investment arbitration proceedings during an evening event for students and doctoral candidates under the motto "Practice meets Science". The following discussion and common dinner offered the opportunity for further exchange.

Event Series

In order to support a lively exchange between scientists, practitioners and students, the IILCC regularly organizes various events. These are used as a platform for legal discussions and suggestions.


Santander Roundtable Discussions

Santander Roundtable Discussions

Current developments in International Economic Law
IILCC-Investment Law Lectures

IILCC-Investment Law Lectures

Lecture series on current issues of international investment law
Krickenbecker Circle

Krickenbecker Circle

Conference of academics and practitioners of international investment law
Praxis im Hörsaal

Praxis im Hörsaal

Lectures in university courses to create a closer practical reference