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Please note the current information on the lecture schedule at the University of Cologne. 

 

Courses on International Investment Law

The courses on international investment law represent a special offer of the University of Cologne to students, doctoral candidates and legal practitioners interested in international investment law and investor-state dispute settlement. The curriculum consists of three courses and offers a comprehensive academic education with a strong focus on practical aspects.

Summersemester 2021

International investment law I – Course on Investment Protection Standards (in German)


The students learn about the legal and historical foundations on which the system of international investment protection is based. The course inter alia focuses on the involved actors, the definition of investment and the scope of different standards of protection such as expropriation, non-discrimination or fair and equitable treatment.

The lecture taught by Dr. Markus Perkams will take place online (via Zoom) on the following dates from 10 am - 5 pm: Friday, 16.04.21; Saturday 17.04.21; Friday, 23.04.20; Saturday, 24.04.21. The dial-up data is announced via Ilias. For those who are not enrolled at the University of Cologne, registration is possible via iilcc-info(at)uni-koeln.de.

International investment law II – Course on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (in German)

The course gives an insight into 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. In addition to the legal foundations of international arbitration, the participants study the particularities of investment arbitration, including the ongoing reforms of the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism.

The lecture taught by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julian Scheu will take place online (via Zoom) on the following dates from 10 am - 5 pm: Friday, 11.06.21; Saturday 12.06.21; Friday, 18.06.21; Saturday, 19.06.21. The dial-up data is announced via Ilias. For those who are not enrolled at the University of Cologne, registration is possible via iilcc-info(at)uni-koeln.de.

Study credits

Exams taken in international investment law I and II 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.)“.