We are pleased to share with you the details of the upcoming 8th EFILA Annual Lecture, taking place in Brussels on Thursday 13 October 2022 (from 15:00 CEST).

This year’s EFILA Annual Lecture will focus on ‘ESG Investment Strategy’ and will consist of two parts.

After a welcome address by Professor Nikos Lavranos (the Secretary-General of EFILA), the lecture will begin with Jillian Kirn of Climate Change Counsel giving a general overview on ESG, thus providing the framework for ESG discussion.

Laurent Lhopitallier of Sanofi will then explain how ESG investments work in practice by presenting Sanofi’s ESG investment strategy as a case study.

A panel discussion with Q&A will follow thereafter.

Tickets for the Annual Lecture 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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