Amsterdam Center for International Law

Oceans and Space: New Frontiers in Investment Protection?

Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop 2017

10Mar2017 11Mar2017

Workshop

This workshop will address the interaction of the law of the sea, space law and international investment law. It will bring together academics and practitioners and provide them with a forum for open and frank exchanges.

About the workshop

With activities ranging from energy production at sea, via deep seabed mining, to space mining, spacefaring and space tourism, areas beyond territorial sovereignty are increasingly commercialized and attract foreign investment. This raises so far little explored questions at the heart of investment law. How are commercial activities on the oceans or in space protected against political risk? What law, if any, protects them, and how does it balance commercial interests against regulatory concerns, including the environmental protection, national security, and the common heritage of mankind? How can disputes be settled in an effective and balanced manner?

The 2017 Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop will offer a systematic analysis of these issues by inquiring into traditional sources of investment protection, such as investment treaties, contractual arrangements, and domestic laws, and by addressing the interaction of the law of the sea, space law and international investment law. The Workshop will bring together academics and practitioners and provide them with a forum for open and frank exchanges.

The Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop

For many years, the Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop – jointly organized by Rainer Hofmann (Frankfurt), Stephan W. Schill (Amsterdam), and Christian J. Tams (Glasgow) – has been a forum for the discussion of foundational issues of international investment law. The Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop 2017 is co-organized by the ACIL.

Participation & registration

If you are interested in attending, please contact Sabine Schimpf, Merton Centre for European Integration and International Economic Order, University of Frankfurt, by email: S.Schimpf@jur.uni-frankfurt.de by 28 February 2017.

Location

Goethe University, Campus Westend, Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 4, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Published by  ACIL