Investment Law and Policy

Executive Training on Investment Treaties and Arbitration for Government Officials

Date: July 30-August 9, 2018
Location: Columbia University

Webinar: Civil Society Submissions in Investor-State Arbitration

Date: February 6, 2018, 7:00am-8.30am EST/ 12:00pm-1.30pm GMT
Location: Webinar

Experts Examine Costs and Benefits of Investment Incentives

By Nathan Lobel
January 10, 2018

Governments continue to use incentives to attract and hold corporate investment. In Rethinking Investment Incentives: Trends and Policy Options edited by Ana Teresa Tavares-Lehmann, Perrine Toledano, Lise Johnson, and Lisa Sachs (Columbia University Press, July 2016), several distinguished experts question some of the core assumptions that lead to these deals. In doing so, they identify key issues for policymakers and propose best practices to help governments get the most bang for their buck.

Categories: Blog

Investor-State Dispute Settlement: What Are We Trying to Achieve? Does ISDS Get us There?

By Lise Johnson, Brooke Skartvedt Güven, and Jesse Coleman
December 11, 2017

In this blog post, the first part of a two-part series, Lise Johnson, Brooke Skartvedt Güven, and Jesse Coleman raise questions regarding the effectiveness of investor-state dispute settlement in achieving its stated objectives.

Categories: Blog

The Role of IPAs in Advancing Sustainable Development

CCSI and the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) have released The Role of IPAs in Advancing Sustainable Development, summarizing survey responses of IPAs regarding sustainable foreign direct investment (FDI). The survey results indicate that IPAs recognize both the crucial role of FDI in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the role of… read more

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights: Session on Realizing Access to Remedy – Implications of the International Investment Regime

Date: November 29, 2017, 10:00am-11.30am local (Geneva) time
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Are International Arbitrators Judges or Juries?

Date: October 31, 2017, 12:10-1pm
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 546

EU Judges Visit Columbia Law School

Date: October 30 – November 3, 2017
Location: Various

Green Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries

The message is by now clear: our global economy must be fundamentally reoriented and redeployed in order to achieve the SDGs and the commitments of the Paris Climate Agreement. This requires action by all stakeholders, including non-financial and financial firms, debt and equity investors, government policymakers, and consumers. In terms of the amount of money… read more

Investment Arbitration for Debt Disputes: Undermining Human Rights Compliance?

Date: October 26, 2017, 12:10-1:10pm
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105