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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.

Wintersemester 2023/2024

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 Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julian Scheu will take place online (via Zoom) on the following dates from 10 am - 5 pm: Friday, 20.10.23; Saturday 21.10.23; Friday, 27.10.23; Saturday, 28.10.23. The dial-up data is announced via Ilias or per e-mail. For those who are not enrolled at the University of Cologne, registration is possible via iilcc-info(at)uni-koeln.de. The exam will take place on 27.07.2023.

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 Dr. Lars Markert will take place online (via Zoom) on the following dates from 10 am - 5 pm: Friday, 24.11.23; Saturday 25.11.23; Friday, 01.12.23; Saturday, 02.12.23. The dial-up data is announced via Ilias or per e-mail. For those who are not enrolled at the University of Cologne, registration is possible via iilcc-info(at)uni-koeln.de. The exam will take place on 27.07.2023.

The Advanced Course on ICSID Arbitration (Francisco Abriani) provides a detailed and practical insight on procedural aspects of investment arbitrations conducted under the ICSID rules. The Course will be taught in English. The course complements the courses on International Investment Law I and II and is aimed at students with previous exposure to international arbitration, doctoral candidates and interested practitioners.

Limited places are available to students and young practitioners not enrolled at the University of Cologne. Participation is free of charge and requires registration via iilcc-info(at)uni-koeln.de.

Please note that the application for the ICSID course should include a curriculum vitae as well as information on previous knowledge of arbitration law. The next Advanced Course on ICSID Arbitration will take place in the winter semster 2023/2024 (12-13. January and 19-20. January 2024). 

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.)“.