Annual Conference

2022 CELIS Forum on Investment Screening (CFIS 22)

The Emerging Law of Investment Control in Europe:
Screening, Sanctions and Subsidies

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01-03 June 2022

On-site and Online Event Uppsala University (Sweden)

About the 2022 CELIS Forum on Investment Screening (CFIS 22)

3 Days | 9 Keynotes | 60 Talks | 100+ confirmed speakers

Background

The CELIS Forum on Investment Screening (CFIS) is the flagship event of the CELIS Institute, to be held in its 4th edition this year.

CFIS 22 is Europe's first and foremost forum to discuss questions on investment screening and security. It serves to enhance the Institute’s analytical capacity and facilitate the shaping of common approaches. A marketplace of ideas, CFIS 22 brings together EU officials, national experts, diplomats, academics, business leaders, think tankers, and representatives of civil society and the media from across Europe and beyond.

The CFIS 22 aims to debate European investment screening on national security grounds from a strategic perspective. It also discusses the preliminary findings of the CELIS Institute's new major research project on the theme “The Emerging Law of Investment Control in Europe: Screening, Sanctions and Subsidies”.

 

  • The new research project analyses how decision-makers go about the tasks of assessing risks and threats to national security that may be posed by FDI and then balancing those risks and threats against economic interests of parties concerned and society at large. 
  • By outlining an interdisciplinary perspective on a common methodology for security threat assessment in the context of investment screening, the research project examines the legal, national security, and political economy narratives underpinning decisions to control FDI.
  • The enquiry is informed by three broad trends: a) the “(geo)politicization” of economic legislation; b) the more extensive use of “counter-protectionist” measures directed against neo-mercantilist trade and investment practices; and c) the increasing use of economic sanctions as a policy tool. 
  • Building on the recent-published 850-page CELIS research report of European FDI screening legislation, our new and updated study will be the most comprehensive analysis yet undertaken on this subject matter.
  • The research findings are expected to influence the European debate in this field.

Why should you attend CFIS 22?

  • Engage in dialogue with key policy makers and leading experts from government, business, private legal practice, and academia.
  • Hear about the latest thinking on investment screening and economic security relevant to overcome current challenges
  • Best practices, expectations, challenges in investment screening process of EU Member States and EU Commission involvement
  • Understanding security risks and methods or risk mitigation
  • Thinking investment control 360 degrees - inter-linkage with sanctions, export control, and state aid
  • Developments to follow in the a fast-changing geoeconomic landscape.

CFIS 22 Agenda at a Glance

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Clarion Hotel Gillet Uppsala ▪ Top Floor 

EARLY ARRIVALS

 

19:00 – 21:00 CEST Informal drinks reception 

University Main Building (Universitetshuset) ▪ Hall IX

Dress Code: Business Attire

 

FORUM OPENING & EXPERT SESSIONS

 

08:30 – 09:00 CEST

Registration and Opening Reception

   

09:00 – 09:20 CEST

Conveners’ Opening Remarks 

 

by Steffen Hindelang (Uppsala University) and J. Hillebrand Pohl (Maastricht University)

 

09:20 – 09:30 CEST

Welcome by the Dean of the Faculty of Law of Uppsala University
by Anna Singer (Uppsala University)

 

 

09:30 – 10:30 CEST

Opening Plenary Debate on the Emerging Investment Control in Europe: Screening, Sanctions and Subsidies
chaired by Steffen Hindelang (Uppsala University) and J. Hillebrand Pohl (Maastricht University) and featuring Carolina Dackö (Mannheimer Swartling), Christoph Herrmann (University of Passau), John E. Smith (Morrison & Foerster), Jaap van Etten (Datenna), and Andrzej Szumański (PKN Orlen), and Naboth van den Broek (Akin Gump).

 

 

10:30 – 11:00 CEST

Networking Break

 

 

11:00 – 12:15 CEST

Foreign Investment Screening: The Linkage Between Responsible Investing and Democratic Resilience
chaired by Kim Holmes (CIPE) and featuring Laura Black (CFIUS), Sofia Bournou (Business Europe), Jonas Parello-Plesner (Alliance of Democracies), and Ruslan Stefanov (Center for the Study of Democracy)

 

 

12:15 – 13:15 CEST

Lunch

 

 

12:45 – 13:15 CEST

Book Launch: The International Law of Economic Warfare (Springer) by Teoman M. Hagemeyer-Witzleb

 

 

13:15 – 14:30 CEST

Parallel Expert Sessions

Parallel Session A: Investment Screening and the Role of different measures to Mitigate National Security Concerns chaired by Leonard von Rummel (BLOMSTEIN) and featuring Damien Levie (European Commission), Clémence Largé (Ministère de l’Economie) and Angelika Milger (BMWK)

Parallel Session B: Toward Regulatory Convergence with EU Investment Screening: The Case of the Western Balkans chaired by Eric Hontz (CIPE) and featuring Ivana Gardasevic (RCC), Dario Jovanovic (CCI), Zoran Nechev (Institute for Democracy), and Dragan Tilev (Government of North Macedonia) (NB: different location: Fakultetsrummet ▪ Trädgårdsgatan 1)

 

 

14:45 – 15:30 CEST

Hidden Defence Investors from China: The Future of Screening Mechanisms in Europe featuring Jaap van Etten, Julia Kern, and Gareth Heywood (Datenna)

 

 

15:30 – 16:00 CEST

Networking and Refreshment Break

 

FORUM OPENING KEYNOTE EVENT

 

16:00 – 16:15 CEST

Introduction to the Keynote Event
by Tobias Pierlings (CIBA)

 

 

16:15 – 16:45 CEST

Opening Keynote Address
Speaker:           Denis Redonnet (European Commission)

 

 

16:45 – 18:15 CEST

High-level Roundtable on Investments and National Security Strategy
Panelists:        Léa Berthiau-Jézéquel (CJEU)
                         Laura Black (CFIUS),
                         Daniel Fiott (EUISS)
                         Maria Chiara Malaguti (UNIDROIT)
                         Peter Muchlinski (SOAS)
                        Tobias Pierlings (CIBA)
                        Denis Redonnet (European Commission)


Moderator:    Jonathan Hackenbroich (ECFR)

 

 

18:30 – 19:30 CEST

Drinks Reception, courtesy of Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis”, Skopje Uppsala Castle

 

 

19:30 CEST

CFIS Speakers’ Dinner (by special invitation) Uppsala Castle 

Gamla Torget ▪ Brusewitz Hall

Dress Code: Business Attire

 

09:00 – 10:30 CEST

Session I: The Rise of Sovereign-Driven Investment

 

 
 

Themes: (1) the changing course of foreign direct investments; (2) sovereign wealth funds; (3) state-owned enterprises; and (4) publicly subsidized private foreign acquisitions and investments

Chairs:              Steffen Hindelang (Uppsala University) and
                        J. Hillebrand Pohl (Maastricht University) 

Investment Screening: Evolving Policies for a World in Change

  • Changing patterns of FDI flows and changing attitudes towards foreign investment
  • Special concerns generated by sovereign-driven investment
  • A new role for state capitalism and the new dimension of investment law

Speaker:       Joachim Pohl (OECD)

The Changing Landscape of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Implications for Investment Screening

  • Defining sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), their aims, characteristics, and renewed role in the field of investment
  • Transparency about structure, governance and investment strategies
  • Potential national security risks arising from SWFs and the development of national and international responses

Speaker:        Adam Dixon (Maastricht University)

State-Owned Enterprises and Investment Control

  • Defining State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and their increasing role in international investments
  • Geoeconomic challenges posed by SOEs and possible responses
  • SOE investments: sovereign-subsidized vs. adversarial investments

Speaker:        Alexandr Svetlicinii (University of Macau)

Fair Play? The Politics of Evaluating Foreign Subsidies in the European Union

  • Direct and indirect foreign acquisition subsidies
  • Subsidised participation in foreign public procurement
  • Means of subsidization: transfer of funds or liabilities; in-kind subsidies; tax incentives; regulatory incentives

Speakers:       Sophie Meunier (Princeton University) and
                      Robert Basedow (LSE)

The Quest for Autonomy and the Rise of Corporate Geoeconomics

  • Re-emergence of geoeconomics and the challenge to economic interdependence
  • “Balancing dependence”: government’s strategies in the pursuit of autonomy
  • How companies are reacting to this changing landscape

Speaker:       Henrique Choer Moraes (CIBA)

 

10:30 – 11:00 CEST

Networking and Refreshment Break

 

 

11:00 – 12:30 CEST

Session II: National Security as a Limit to Sovereign-Driven Investment

 

 
 

Themes: (1) sovereignty, strategic autonomy, and national security; (2) delimiting the concept of national security; (3) the multidimensional scope of national security; (4) protection of critical resources and strategic assets; and (5) creating assessment methodologies for national security threats

Chairs:             Caitríona Heinl (Azure Forum) and
                        J. Hillebrand Pohl (Maastricht University)

Delimiting the Concept of National Security

  • National essential security interests
  • The elusive and variable notion of national security
  • The search for a normative yardstick

Speaker:       Alejandra Torres Camprubí (Foley Hoag LLP) 

Cybersecurity Investments in Critical Sectors

  • How operators in critical sectors invest their cybersecurity budgets
  • How has the NIS Directive influenced this investment?
  • What is the cost of cybersecurity incidents?

Speaker:       Athanasios Drougkas (ENISA)

Protection of Critical Resources and Strategic Assets

  • Critical infrastructures and technologies
  • Critical inputs, supplies, and resources
  • Data and media

Speaker:       Alessandro Lazari (F24 AG)

Creating Assessment Methodologies for National Security Threats

  • Goals, aims, and possible models of threat assessment
  • Key principles: criticality, plausibility, competitiveness
  • Risk assessment of investors: tracing the origin, attribution to States, changes in the origin

Speaker:       John Lash (Darkhorse Global)

Inward FDI Regulation in the UK: Closing the “Open Door”?

  • Historical origins and development of current UK FDI policy
  • The regulatory framework of the National Security and Investment Act 2021
  • Wider regulatory and policy implications of the 2021 Act

Speaker:       Peter Muchlinski (SOAS)

 

12:30 – 14:00 CEST

Luncheon

  

 

14:00 – 15:30 CEST

Session III: Economic and Other Public Order Justifications for Restricting Sovereign-Driven Investment

 

 
 

Themes: (1) geoeconomic competition and its policy implications on sovereign-driven investment; (2) balance of payments-related restrictions on the freedom of investment; (3) investment subsidies and distortion of competition; (4) enforcement of investor obligations; and (5) economic security

Chairs:             Sarah Bauerle Danzman (Indiana University) and
                        J. Hillebrand Pohl (Maastricht University)

Protection or Protectionism? Why China’s “socialist” market economy justifies EU investment screening measures

  • Profit maximization and sovereign-driven investment
  • State capitalism, neo-mercantilism and the state as an economic actor
  • Public-private enterprise, competition, and commingling of public and private interests

Speaker:       Naoise McDonagh (University of Adelaide)

Balance of Payments-Related Restrictions on the Freedom of Investment

  • Exchange controls and exchange-reserve management
  • Inbound capital controls and hot-money flows
  • Capital-account liberalization post-Washington Consensus

Speaker:       Claus Zimmermann (Noerr)

The EU Regulation on Foreign Subsidies: What, Why, and How?

  • Subsidies as barriers to protect domestic industries
  • Subsidies to gain unfair advantage in international trade
  • The Draft EU Regulation on Foreign Subsidies in an overview

Speaker:       Lena Hornkohl (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg)

Investor Obligations Through the Prism of the EU Foreign Investment Screening Framework

  • Enforcement of civil law obligations
  • Criminal law enforcement: anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing, anti-corruption and other economic crime, tax evasion
  • Enforcement of insolvency laws

Speaker:       Yulia Levashova (Nyenrode Business University)

The Concept of Economic Security and its Implications for Foreign Investment Control

  • Geoeconomics, economic policy autonomy, and safeguarding strategic economic sustainability and resilience
  • Countering economic espionage and unauthorised technology transfer, and the avoidance of vulnerabilities and dependencies

Speaker:      Francesca Ghiretti (Mercator Institute for China Studies)

 

15:30 – 16:00 CEST

Networking and Refreshment Break

 

 

16:00 – 17:30 CEST

Session IV: Foreign Investment Control and International Law

 

 
 

Themes: (1) the international legal framework for foreign investment control; (2) economic sanctions as foreign investment control; (3) regulating sovereign-driven investments in international trade and investment agreements; and (4) common principles for an integrated system for foreign investment control

Chairs:             Dominik Eisenhut (Airbus) and
                        Joanna Warchoł (European Parliament)

The International Legal Framework for Foreign Investment Control

  • Absence of comprehensive regulation or any institutional structure
  • The WTO and Article XXI GATT as the model for national security provisions
  • Interpreting Non-Precluded Measures (NPM) clauses in international investment agreements

Speaker:         Pascale Accaoui Lorfing (CREDIMI)

Economic Sanctions as an Instrument of Foreign Investment Control

  • The rising importance and types of investment-related economic sanctions
  • The relationship between economic sanctions and investment screening mechanisms
  • The limits of applying economic sanctions for investment control

Speaker:       Tamás Szabados (Eötvös Loránd University)

Regulating Sovereign-Driven Investments in International Trade and Investment Agreements

  • Market access measures, limits on equity, and maintenance of state monopolies
  • Compulsory registration and screening systems on national security grounds
  • Checks and balances

Speaker:       Georgios Dimitropoulos (Hamad Bin Khalifa University)

Screening Systems to Evaluate FDI: Searching for Common Principles or (Just) a Toolbox?

  • Transparency, predictability, accountability and due process
  • Non-discrimination: national and most-favoured-nations treatment
  • Proportionality, legitimate expectations, and other relevant principles

Speaker:       Carlos Esplugues Mota (University of Valencia)

 

18:00 – 19:30 CEST

Drinks Reception, courtesy of BLOMSTEIN Orangery in the Lineaus Garden

 

 

19:30 CEST

 

CFIS Reception & Banquet Orangery in the Lineaus Garden

 

University Main Building (Universitetshuset) ▪ Hall IV

Dress Code: Smart Casual

 

09:00 – 10:30 CEST

Session V: Scope of Foreign Investment Controls

 

 
 

Themes: (1) the definition and scope of investment: direct vs. foreign, IMF Balance of Payments Manual, OECD Benchmark Definitions, international investment agreement (IIA) definitions, EU free movement of capital; (2) definition and scope of investor: domestic vs. foreign, IIA definitions; (3) investment screening thresholds: the case for or against, types, calibration; and (4) notification and disclosure requirements: ex ante vs. ex post, due diligence, ongoing notifications

Chairs:             Naboth van den Broek (Akin Gump) and                        
                       Carolina Dackö (Mannheimer Swartling)
 

Foreign Direct Investment and Security: What is Actually the Problem?

  • How can FDI impact state security?
  • Framework for analyzing state security interests in FDI
  • Complexity and trade-offs in the FDI – security relationship

Speaker:       Wolf Zwartkruis (Leiden University)

Raising Security Considerations Before International Courts and Tribunals

  • How do international courts and tribunals approach security concerns?
  • Does the state enjoy discretion in raising security exceptions?
  • To what degree does the approach converge or diverge across international legal regimes?

Speaker:       Hannes Lenk (Aarhus University)

National Security and Essential Security Interests in CJEU Jurisprudence

  • What does the national security clause in EU law mean?
  • What is its content, what role does it play, what is the extent of MS discretion when applying this clause?
  • What are conditions for its application?

Speaker:       Marek Jaśkowski (UKSW)

Investments Subject to Screening

  • FDI vs. portfolio investment, contractual rights as investments
  • The investment concept in international agreements and domestic law; new approaches to defining investments
  • Territorial nexus, corporate restructuring, and jurisdictional overlap

Speaker:       Yarik Kryvoi (Investment Treaty Forum)

Nature of the Investor: Foreignness, Transparency and Foreign State Control

  • Domestic vs. foreign investors; the “foreignness” of investors
  • Transparency and state control
  • Chinese investments and “Yellow Peril” discourse

Speaker:       Jochem de Kok (Allen & Overy and University of Amsterdam)

 

10:30 – 11:00 CEST

Networking and Refreshment Break

 

 

11:00 – 12:30 CEST

Session VI: Administrative Procedure for Investment Screening

 

 
 

Themes: (1) screening authorities: governance, powers, staff, procedures, and internal review; (2) sector-specific procedures: defence, dual use, financial, media, transport, energy, and telecommunications sectors; (3) national coordination: general, sector-specific, inter-authority, sanctions; and (4) international coordination: multilateral cooperation, creating workable multilevel coordination

Chairs:             Damien Levie (European Commission) and
                        Bärbel Sachs (Noerr)

Screening Authorities

  • Governments as decision-makers and the use of separate agencies, with considerations about independence and (political) accountability
  • Powers generally available to screening authorities and considerations about margin of discretion and (lack of) transparency in FDI/national security matters
  • Process: confidentiality and lack of publicity; parallel reviews

Speaker:       Jacques Bourgeois and Alessandra Moroni (Sidley) 

Sector-Specific Screening Procedures

  • Defence, security and dual use sectors
  • Critical infrastructure: telecommunications and transport sectors
  • Other sectors: energy and water, financial services, and media

Speaker:       Christoph Arhold and Henning Berger (White & Case)

National Coordination of Domestic Screening Procedures

  • Coordination of cross-sectoral and sector-specific procedures
  • Lead authorities and their coordination of national authorities in screening procedures
  • Coordination of investment-screening procedures with sanctions and other ad hoc investment control

Speaker:       Sabrina Robert-Cuendet (Le Mans University)

International Coordination of National Screening Procedures

  • Multilateral coordination and cooperation in foreign investment control
  • The EU investment-screening coordination mechanisms
  • Creating workable multilevel coordination: states, authorities, procedures

Speaker:       Fabien Gehl (European Commission)

 

12:30 – 13:30 CEST

Luncheon

 

 

13:30 – 15:00 CEST

Session VII: Treatment of Foreign Investors and Targeted Investments Undergoing Screening

 

 
 

Themes: (1) standards of treatment in national law: proportionality, legitimate expectations, non-discrimination, due process; (2) standards of treatment in international law: national treatment, most-favoured-nations treatment, fair and equitable treatment; and (3) mitigation arrangements: functions, structure, legal basis, procedure, disputes, monitoring

Chairs:             Gerd Morgenthaler (University of Siegen) and
                       Prabhash Ranjan (Jindal Global University)

Economic perspectives when screening FDI

  • Role of economic FDI impact analysis
  • Need for further research on effects of ownership and infrastructure in economic FDI analysis
  • Closer look at the economic benefits of inward FDI in the host country

Speaker:       Jonas Hallberg and Patrik Tingvall (Kommerskollegium / National                         Board of Trade Sweden)

Key changes in FDI screening in 2022: the case of the Netherlands

  • Existing sector-specific screening mechanisms 
  • New draft of a general investment screening act 
  • Exciting developments at the EU level

Speaker:       Pim Jansen (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Standards of Treatment in International Law

  • Non-discrimination standards
  • Fair and equitable treatment
  • Specific standards, including market access

Speaker:       Csaba Rusznak (Sovereign Arbitration Advisors)

Mitigation Arrangements

  • Function, legal basis, and relation to investor rights
  • Procedure and negotiation; monitoring of mitigation arrangements
  • Adjudicating claims arising out of mitigation arrangements

Speaker:       Tatiana O. Sullivan (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP)

 

15:00 – 15:30 CEST

Networking and Refreshment Break

  

 

15:30 – 17:00 CEST

Session VIII: Review of Investment Screening Decisions

 

 
 

Themes: (1) non-adjudicative national administrative remedies: internal review, negotiation, mediation, other means; (2) adjudicative remedies at the national level: justiciability and scope of review, standard of review; and (3) investor-state arbitration and other international legal remedies: arbitrability and scope of review, ECHR and other investor-state remedies, interstate remedies

Chairs:             Robyn Briese (Australian Government Solicitor) and
                        Christoph Herrmann (University of Passau)
 

Non-Adjudicatory National Administrative Remedies

  • Internal administrative review and complaints mechanisms
  • Negotiation and administrative agreements
  • Other non-adjudicative dispute resolution

Speaker:       James M. Brower (Morrison & Foerster)

Determining the Role of Investment Screening in International Investment Law

  • Investment screening in the pre- and post-establishment phase of investment protection
  • Investment protection standards for the screening procedure 
  • Treaty-based safeguards for the state

Speaker:       Kilian Wagner (University of Vienna)

Investor-State Arbitration and Arbitral Deference to Host-State Judicial Autonomy in National Security Matters

  • National security and arbitration: arbitrability, enforceability, and the consent to arbitration in matters of national security
  • ICSID and non-ICSID jurisdictional prerequisites
  • Non-precluded measures clauses and other devices of arbitral deference

Speaker:       Jens Hillebrand Pohl (Maastricht University)

Sovereign Investors as ICSID Claimants: a Historical Assessment

  • ICSID Convention drafting documents 
  • Jurisdiction ratione personae 
  • Case analysis and jurisprudence constante  

Speaker:       Dini Sejko (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

 

FORUM CLOSING KEYNOTE EVENT

 

17:00 – 17:30 CEST

Closing Keynote Address
Speaker:       Damien Levie (European Commission)

 

 
17:30 – 18:00 CEST
Conveners’ Closing Remarks
by Steffen Hindelang (Uppsala University) and J. Hillebrand Pohl (Maastricht University)
 
 
19:00 CEST Dinner (by invitation) Restaurant Granhof

FAREWELL

10:00 – 11:30 CEST

Farewell Brunch (optional)

 

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CFIS Conveners

Steffen Hindelang

Steffen Hindelang

Director
CELIS Institute

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J. Hillebrand Pohl

 Director
CELIS Institute

CFIS Speakers and Delegates

[Confirmed delegates in the forseen order of appearance]

CFIS High-Level Panelists and Honorary Invitees

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Denis Redonnet

Deputy Director-General, DG Trade 
Chief Trade Enforcement Officer
European Commission
Brussels

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Léa Berthiau Jézéquel

Référendaire
Court of Justice of the European Union
Luxembourg

 

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Maria Chiara Malaguti

Professor, Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore
President of UNIDROIT
Rome

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Laura Black

Director, Policy and International Relations
Office of Investment Security (CFIUS)
Washington, D.C

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Damien Levie

Head of Unit, Technology, Security &
Investment Screening, DG Trade

European Commission
Brussels 

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Peter Muchlinski

Emeritus Professor in International Commercial Law
School of Oriental and African Studies
University of London

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Daniel Fiott

Senior Fellow, Security and Defence Editor
EU Institute for Security Studies
Brussels

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Andrzej Szumański

Professor, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
Vice-Chairman, PKN ORLEN
Kraków

CFIS Key Delegates

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Anna Singer

Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law
Uppsala University
 Uppsala

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Carolina Dackö

Partner
Mannheimer Swartling
Gothenburg

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Christoph Herrmann

Professor
University of Passau
Passau

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John E. Smith

Partner and Co-Head National Security
Morrison & Foerster
 Washington, D.C.

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Jaap van Etten

CEO and Co-Founder
Datenna
Eindhoven

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Naboth van den Broek

Partner
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
London | Geneva | Washington, D.C.

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Kim R. Holmes

Vice Chairman
CIPE
 Washington, D.C.

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Sofia Bournou

Senior Adviser
BusinessEurope
 Brussels

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Jonas Parello-Plesner

Executive Director
Alliance of Democracies Foundation
 Copenhagen

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Ruslan Stefanov

Program Director and Chief Economist
Center for the Study of Democracy
 Sofia

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Teoman Hagemeyer-Witzleb

Judge
Berlin Administrative Court
Berlin

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Leonard von Rummel

Senior Associate
Blomstein
Berlin

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Clémence Largé

Deputy Head of Unit
French Treasury
Paris

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Angelika Milger

Policy Officer
German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Berlin

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Eric Hontz

Director Center for Accountable Investment
CIPE
Washington, D.C.

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Ivana Gardasevic

Senior Expert on Competitiveness
Regional Cooperation Council
Sarajevo

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Dario Jovanovic

Project Manager
CCI
Sarajevo

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Zoran Nechev

Head of the Center for EU integration
Institute for Democracy Societas Civilis Skopje - IDSCS
Skopje

Dragan Tilev

Dragan Tilev

State Counselor at the Secretariat for European Affairs
Government of the Republic of North Macedonia
Brussels

Julia Kern

Julia Kern

China Analyst 
Datenna
Leiden

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Gareth Heywood

Government Relations 
Datenna
Eindhoven

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Tobias Pierlings

CIBA

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Jonathan Hackenbroich

Policy Fellow for Economic Statecraft 
European Council on Foreign Relations
Brussels

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Roland Stein

Partner
Blomstein
Berlin

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Jeffrey Lightfoot

Program Director, Europe
CIPE
Washington, D.C.

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Joachim Pohl

Head, International Investment Governance Team, OECD Investment Division
Paris

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Adam Dixon

Associate Professor
Maastricht University
Maastricht

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Alexandr Svetlicinii

Associate Professor
University of Macau
Macau SAR

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Sophie Meunier

Senior Research Scholar
Princeton University
Princeton

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Robert Basedow

Assistant Professor
London School of Economics
London

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Henrique Choer Moraes

CIBA

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Caitríona Heinl

Executive Director
Azure Forum
Dublin

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Alejandra Torres Camprubí

Associate
Foley Hoag LLP
Paris

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Athanasios Drougkas

Cybersecurity Expert
European Union Agency for Cybersecurity
Athens
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Alessandro Lazari

Senior Key Account Manager
F24 AG
Munich

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John Lash

Founder
Darkhorse Global
Pittsburgh

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Sarah Bauerle Danzmann

Assistant Professor
Indiana University Bloomington
Bloomington

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Naoise McDonagh

University Lecturer
University of Adelaide
Adelaide

Claus Zimmermann

Claus Zimmermann

Associated Partner
Noerr LLP
Brussels

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Lena Hornkohl

Senior Research Fellow
Max Planck Institute Luxembourg
Luxembourg

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Yulia Levashova

Assistant Professor
Nyenrode Business University
Breukelen

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Francesca Ghiretti

EU-China Analyst
Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)
Berlin

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Dominik Eisenhut

Senior Legal Counsel
Airbus Defence
Munich

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Joanna Warchol

Legal and Political Adviser
European Parliament
Brussels/Strasbourg

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Pascale Accaoui Lorfing

Associated Member, CREDIMI, University of Burgundy /
Lecturer, ESCP Business School Paris
Dijon/Paris

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Tamás Szabados

Associate Professor
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest

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Georgios Dimitropoulos

Associate Professor of Law
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Qatar

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Carlos Esplugues Mota

Professor
University of Valencia
Valencia

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Wolf Zwartkruis

PhD Candidate
University of Leiden
Leiden

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Hannes Lenk

Assistant Professor
Aarhus University
Aarhus

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Marek Jaśkowski

Assistant Professor
Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University
Warsaw

Yarik Kryvoi

Yarik Kryvoi

Director
BIICL Investment Treaty Forum
London

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Jochem de Kok

Associate, Allen & Overy
PhD Candidate, University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam

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Bärbel Sachs

Partner
Noerr
Berlin

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Jacques Bourgeois

Senior Advisor, Sidley Austin
Honorary Professor, College of Europe
Brussels
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Alessandra Morroni

Associate
Sidley Austin
Brussels
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Henning Berger

Partner
White & Case
Berlin

Christoph Arhold

Christoph Arhold

Counsel
White & Case
Berlin/Brussels

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Sabrina Robert-Cuendet

Professor
Université du Maine – Le Mans
Le Mans

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Fabien Gehl

Deputy Head of Unit
European Commission
 Brussels

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Gerd Morgenthaler

Professor
University of Siegen
 Siegen

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Prabhash Ranjan

Professor and Vice Dean (Continuing Education), Jindal Global Law School, O P Jindal Global University, Delhi
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Jonas Hallberg

Trade Policy Advisor
Kommerskollegium
Stockholm

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Patrik Gustavsson Tingvall

Chief Economist
Kommerskollegium
Stockholm

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Pim Jansen

Associate Professor
Erasmus School of Law Rotterdam
Rotterdam

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Csaba M. Rusznak

President
Sovereign Arbitration Advisors
Washington, D.C.

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Tatiana O. Sullivan

Associate
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Washington, D.C.

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Robyn Briese

Senior General Counsel
Australian Government Solicitor
Canberra
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James M. Brower

Of Counsel
Morrison & Foerster
Washington, D.C.
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Kilian Wagner

Research Assistant
University of Vienna
Vienna

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Dini Sejko

Research Associate
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

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Phil Baumann

Senior Academic Assistant
University of Lucerne
Lucerne

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Patricia Bendlin Spür

Associate
Bird & Bird
Munich

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Cheng Bian

Academic Researcher
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam

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Pantelis Christofides

Partner
L Papaphilippou & Co
Nicosia

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Thijs De Cuyper

PhD Researcher/Teaching Assistant
KU Leuven
Leuven

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Nefeli Douma

Legal Adviser
HM Treasury
London

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Maria Fanou

Research Fellow
Queen Mary University London
London

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Rinat Gareev

Case Counsel
Russian Arbitration Center
Moscow

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Wessel Geursen

Senior Legal Adviser
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Amsterdam

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Argha Kumar Jena

Research Assistant
Prof. Dr. Steffen Hindelang
Berlin

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Maria Kalinowska

Associate
LegalKraft
Warsaw

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Rahmi Kopar

Visiting Fellow
Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law and Policy Dundee

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Bálint Kovács

Junior Lecturer
Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania / Cluj-Napoca

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Regina Kröll

Attorney
Binder Groesswang Attorneys
Vienna

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Linda Lorenzon

Junior Associate
LCA Studio Legale
Milan

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Jaanus Mägi

Attorney & Manager
Magnusson Law
Tallinn

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Gaurav Majumdar

Researcher
Uppsala University
Uppsala

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Charles Ho Wang Mak

PhD Candidate/Teaching Assistant
University of Glasgow
Glasgow

Claudia Manrique

Claudia Gladys Manrique Carpio

Research Associate
University of Barcelona
Barcelona

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Faruque Mohammad

Chief Judicial Magistrate
Bangladesch
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Csongor István Nagy

Professor
University of Szeged
Szeged

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Agnieszka Nosowicz

Associate
Gide Loyrette Nouel
Brussels

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Thomas Papadopoulos

Assistant Professor
University of Cyprus
Nicosia

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Hussain Raja

Jurist
University of Copenhagen

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Federico Riganti

Research Associate
University of Turin
Turin

Andrea Sacco Ginevri

Andrea Sacco Ginevri

Partner
Legance
Rome

Safar Safarli

Safar Safarli

Legal Trainee
DER Legal
Stockholm

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Ondřej Svoboda

Research Fellow
Charles University
Prague

Eish Taneja

Eish Taneja

Professor of Law
Lal Baldur Institute of Management
New Delhi

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Suzana Tavares

Judge
Portuguese Supreme Administrative Court
Lisbon

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Anton Tugushev

Lawyer
Russia
Moscow

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Rebecca Vikjær-Andresen

Attorney
Poul Schmidt Kammeradvokaten
Copenhagen

Marta Nunes Vincente

Marta Nunes Vincente

Assistant Professor
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Porto

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Tania Voon

Professor
University of Melbourne
Melbourne

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Volker Weiss

Office Managing Partner
Schoenherr
Brussels

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Elvis Zerva

Legal & Regulatory Expert
Albania Investment Council
Tirana

2022 CFIS Registration via Eventbrite

ON-SITE Participation Tickets (Prices plus VAT and Fees)

Includes participation in all sessions, lunch, drinks receptions, dinner receptions, etc.
For profit organisations: Law firms, business, etc. - non-profit organisations can book "Academia", subject to verification

ON-SITE Business (no CELIS Fellow) - all days

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995,00 €

Local, regional, federal government, international organisations, European Union and other regional integration organisations

ON-SITE Government (no CELIS Fellow) - all days

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895,00 €

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ON-SITE Academia (no CELIS Fellow) - all days

995,00 €

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895,00 €

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495,00 €

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385,00 €

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295,00 €

ONLINE Government (CELIS Fellow) - all days

185,00 €

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295,00 €

ONLINE Academia (CELIS Fellow) - all days

185,00 €

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Venue - Uppsala University (Sweden)

Welcome to Uppsala University (Sweden)! Quality, knowledge and creativity since 1477.

CFIS 2022 takes place at Uppsala University. It can be reached in 20 mins by train from Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

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