Investment Law and Policy

Executive Training on Investment Treaties and 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

Submission Regarding Amendments to the ICSID Arbitration Rules

In March 2017, CCSI submitted comments to the ICSID Secretariat regarding proposed revisions to ICSID’s arbitration rules. CCSI’s submission provided illustrative suggestions for amendments regarding the following issues: recognizing and safeguarding of the rights and interests of non-parties; improving transparency of the dispute resolution process; promoting transparency of ownership over investments; preventing actual and apparent… read more

The Settlement of Investment Disputes: A Discussion of Democratic Accountability and the Public Interest

In this briefing note, CCSI considers the threats to principles of good governance, including government accountability, respect for the rule of law, transparency, and respect for citizens’ rights and interests under domestic law and international human rights norms, that are posed by the settlement of treaty-based investor-state disputes. The authors also consider the exacerbated threats… read more

The New Frontiers of Sovereign Investment

Edited by Malan Rietveld and Perrine Toledano (Columbia University Press, May 2017). Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) can be effective tools for national resources revenue management. These state-owned investments, funded by commodity exports, foreign exchange reserves, or other national assets, are adaptable to the challenges posed by financial shocks and have been successfully employed in an increasing… 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

Columbia Arbitration Day 2017

Date: March 3, 2017, 8:30am – 7:00pm
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall

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

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