We are pleased to share with you the details of two upcoming EFILA events: the 7th Annual Lecture, taking place in Brussels on Thursday 28 October 2021 (5:00 PM – 7:30 PM CEST); and the 7th Annual Conference, taking place in Amsterdam on Friday 4 February 2022 (09:00 – 18:00 CET).

7th Annual Lecture

The 7th Annual Lecture will be delivered by Annette Magnusson on the topic “Energy Charter Treaty Arbitration and the Paris Agreement – friends or foes?”.

Tickets for the Annual Lecture can be purchased here.

7th Annual Conference

This year’s conference will focus on ‘Is the EU still an attractive investment destination?‘ and will involve three panels on the topics:

  • New directions in investment protection in the EU;
  • What options after the ISDS ban in the EU?
  • Making investments in the EU: non-EU perspectives.

The keynote speech for the Annual Conference will be delivered by Professor Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof (Director General of the LCIA).

Tickets for the Annual Conference can be purchased here.


EFILA is a Brussels-based organisation that aims to promote knowledge of all aspects of EU and international investment law, including arbitration. EFILA endeavours to facilitate a meaningful exchange of views on relevant and timely issues concerning the development of the European internal market, and to foster objective debate about the current system of investment arbitration.

EFILA’s Executive Board includes Andrew Cannon, an International Arbitration and Public International Law Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills UK.

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For more information, please contact Andrew Cannon, Partner, or your usual Herbert Smith Freehills contact.

Andrew Cannon
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