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How to resolve the many issues left open by the Achmea CJEU decision? 

Join ICCA and the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL) for a Colloquium on the Impact of Achmea on Pending Arbitrations under the Energy Charter Treaty and Member States' BITs.

On Tuesday 26 June, ICCA and ACIL will host a full-day colloquium on the Impact of Achmea on Pending Arbitrations under Member States' BITs and the Energy Charter Treaty.
 
The colloquium, hosted in Amsterdam, will provide a high-level forum for the discussion and clarification of the questions arising from the Achmea decision. Moderator Professor Stephan Schill of ACIL explains the need for discussion of this landmark ruling: “Achmea is the most significant court ruling on investment arbitration ever. But it has left many questions open, creating wide-spread legal uncertainty for states, investors, and tribunals.” Colloquium speaker Professor Catherine Kessedjian (University Panthéon-Assas Paris II) explains that “by providing a collective brainstorming, the colloquium will help decipher what the Achmea decision really means for adjudicators.”
 
The colloquium’s other distinguished speakers are Professor George Bermann (Columbia Law School), Dr. Angelos Dimopoulos (Queen Mary University of London), Professor Jan Kleinheisterkamp (London School of Economics) and Professor Stefan Talmon (20 Essex Street, University of Bonn).
 
The event will be attended by prominent practitioners and academics in the field, including newly appointed ICCA President Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler. The roster of speakers will provide in-depth analysis of the European and international law issues raised by the Achmea ruling and seek to clarify the implications of the decision for arbitrators, counsel and parties. Discussion with the audience will be subject to the Chatham House rule, giving attendees an opportunity to speak freely and raise issues arising from their own practice.

Registration: The registration fee is €120 including lunch. To register for the colloquium, please click here.

Date: 26 June 2018
Time: 10:30 - 17:00
Venue: Faculty of Law, UvA, Room A.3.15, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam
Moderator: Prof. Stephan Schill, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Center for International Law
Confirmed speakers:
Prof. George Bermann (Columbia Law School)
Prof. Catherine Kessedjian (University Panthéon-Assas Paris II)
Prof. Jan Kleinheisterkamp (London School of Economics)
Prof. Stefan Talmon (20 Essex Street, University of Bonn)
Dr. Angelos Dimopoulos (Queen Mary University of London)