Investment Law and Policy

Executive Training on Investment Arbitration for Government Officials

Date: July 31-August 10, 2017
Location: Columbia University

Asia FDI Forum III: China-European Union Investment Relationships: Towards a New Leadership in Global Investment Governance?

Date: May 11-12, 2017 Location: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Graduate Law Centre Two global economic powers: the European Union (EU) and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) started negotiating in 2014 what could be the largest Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) ever concluded. A BIT between the PRC and the EU will cover the investment activity… read more

Public Consultation on a Multilateral Reform of Investment Dispute Settlement

In March 2017 CCSI made a submission to the European Commission (EC) in response to its “Public consultation on a multilateral reform of investment dispute settlement.” CCSI’s submission consisted of a response to the form questionnaire created by the EC and a supplementary “Position Paper” to explain in greater depth CCSI’s views on the EC’s proposed… read more

Infrastructure Investment as a Policy Tool to Reduce Inequality

Date: March 7, 2017, 1:00-2:00pm Location: Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, Room 405 IAB Among the biggest challenges facing US policy makers are rising inequality and the urgent need to maintain and upgrade dilapidated infrastructure on a national scale. While governments often increase public spending on infrastructure to stimulate growth during economic… read more

Columbia Arbitration Day 2017

Date: March 3, 2017, 8:30am – 7:00pm Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall CCSI co-sponsored with the Columbia International Arbitration Association (CIAA) the eighth annual Columbia Arbitration Day (CAD). CAD is one of the leading international arbitration conferences in New York, bringing together scholars, practitioners, and students from across the world for an annual discussion… read more

Developments in International Investment Agreements

Date: February 27, 2017, 9:30am – 1:00pm, Lunch to follow Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Case Lounge, 7th floor Governments around the world are facing complex and pressing issues related to attracting and governing sustainable foreign direct investment, including, in particular, with respect to the use and scope of international investment agreements (IIAs)…. read more

Trade, Investment, and Climate Change Under the Trump Administration: What Lies Ahead?

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107 View video of the event here. Donald Trump came to office promising sweeping changes to the US’s traditional trade and investment policies. Such shifts on trade and investment could offer an opportunity to align these policies with action on climate… read more

Q&A with Emmanuel Gaillard & Yas Banifatemi

Date: February 2, 2017 6:30pm – 7:30pm Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107 CCSI and the Columbia International Arbitration Association (CIAA) co-hosted a Q&A with Emmanuel Gaillard and Yas Banifatemi, two of the leading authorities on international commercial and investment arbitration. Emmanuel Gaillard is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law… read more

Cuba’s New Foreign Investment Law: What Does the Future Hold?

Date: January 30, 2017 12:15-1:15pm Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 807 The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) and Columbia Law School Latino/a Law Students Association (CLS LaLSA) co-sponsored a talk by Rafael Cox Alomar from the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law. The talk included an… read more

Submission on the Draft General Comment on “State Obligations Under the ICESCR in the Context of Business Activities”

In January 2017 CCSI made a submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, regarding its draft General Comment on “State obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Context of Business Activities.” CCSI’s submission focused on: (1) host and home states’ obligations as they relate to international… read more