International Conference

A Common European Law on Investment Screening

Foreign Investment in Times of Change

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07 March 2019 — 08 March 2019
Gothenburg University | Sweden

2 Days | 2 Keynotes | 28 Talks

Daimler, the harbour terminal in Zeebrugge, or Saxo Bank are only three recent examples of controversially discussed company takeovers in Europe. The “elephant in the room” is China and its “Belt and Road Initiative” and other state-backed investment strategies. The political will in Europe is growing to more actively control investments flowing into the EU. The current regulatory initiatives raise several fundamental, constitutional and regulatory issues. Surprisingly, they have not been addressed in any depth so far.

This international research conference shall take stock of the current rather fragmented regulatory approaches and produce the very first, interdisciplinary grounded, comprehensive appraisal of a future “Common European Law on Investment Screening” (CELIS). Due to the conference’s comprehensive approach, it is expected to influence the broader debate on the EU’s upcoming regulation of this matter.

The research conference is addressed to participants from academia as well as to representatives from government, business, and civil society.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Gothenburg!

Steffen Hindelang (SDU) and Andreas Moberg (GU)

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Steffen Hindelang

University of Southern Denmark
Professor (wsr)
Odense

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Andreas Moberg

Gothenburg University
Associate Professor
Gothenburg

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Age Bakker

State Councillor in Extraordinary Service Dutch State Council
The Hague

Stephan Wernicke

Stephan Wernicke

Association of German
Chambers of Commerce
Head of Legal, Berlin

Thomas Papadopoulos

Thomas Papadopoulos

Lecturer
University of Cyprus
Nicosia

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Sylvia Baule

Deputy Head of Unit
European Commission
Brussels

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Philipp Stompfe

Attorney
Alexander & Partner
Berlin

Vargiu

Paolo Vargiu

Lecturer
University of Leicester
Leicester

Pawlowski

Szymon Pawlowski

Senior Lecturer
Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University
Warsaw

Marek

Marek Jezewski

Partner
Kochanski Zieba and Partners
Warsaw 

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Jonas Hallberg

Trade Policy Advisor
Kommerskollegium
Stockholm

Jukka Snell

Jukka Snell

Professor
University of Turku
Turku

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Henning Berger

Partner
White and case
Berlin

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Dominik Eisenhut

Senior legal counsel
Airbus Defence
Munich

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Henning Jessen

Associate Professor
World Maritime University 
Malmö 

Bent Ole Gram Mortensen

Bent Ole Gram Mortensen

University of Southern Denmark
Professor
Odense

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Michael Fehling

Professor
Bucerius Law School
Hamburg

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Vladimir Talanov

Advocate
Egorov Puginsky Afanisiev & Partn.
Moscow

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Greta Lichtenbaum

Partner
O'Melveny & Myers LLP  
Washington D.C. 

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Qingxiu Bu

Professor
McGill University
Montreal

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Tomoko Ishikawa

Associate Professor
University of Nagoya
Nagoya

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Stefan Korte

Professor
Technical University Chemnitz
Chemnitz

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Jörg Philipp Terhechte

Professor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Leuphana University Lüneburg
Lüneburg

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Bugge Thorbjørn Daniel

Associate Professor
University of Southern Denmark  
Odense 

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Per Cramér

Dean & Professor
University of Gothenburg
Gothenburg

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Martin Nettesheim

Professor
University of Tübingen
Tübingen

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Barbara Kaech

Generel Counsel
Nord Stream 2  
Zug 

Krunke

Helle Krunke

Professor
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen

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Joanna Warchol

Policy Advisor
European Parliament  
Brussels

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Mavluda Sattorova

Senior Lecturer
University of Liverpool 
Liverpool

Carolina

Carolina Dackö

Partner
Mannheimer Swartling
Stockholm

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Teoman Hagemeyer

                 Ph.D Student and                              Social Welfare Judge                   Berlin   

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, 06 March 2019

19:30 - 22:30

Gothenburg Offices of Mannheimer Swartling AB, Östra Hamngatan 16, 411 09 Gothenburg, Sweden

Get-Together of organisers, speakers, commentators, and chairs, and registered participants

From Gothia Towers Hotel take Tram line 5 towards “Länsmansgorden” from “Korsvägen” (in front of the Hotel) until “Lilla Bommen” (7 mins). As you get off, the Gothenburg Offices of Mannheimer Swartling are just in front of you.

Thursday, 07 March 2019

09:00 - 09:45

Conference Centre Wallenberg

Note: From Gothia Towers Hotel take Tram line 6 (towards “Varmfrontsgatan”, line 8 (“Frölunda torg”), or line 13 (towards “Sahlgrenska huvudentr”) from “Korsvägen” (in front of the Hotel) until “Medicinaregatan” (15 mins). As you get off, follow Medicinaregatan to No. 20.

Registration and Coffee

09:45 - 10:00

Conference Centre Wallenberg, Room Europe

Andreas Moberg, University of Gothenburg, Assoc. Professor, Gothenburg

Steffen Hindelang, University of Southern Denmark, Professor (wsr), Odense

10:00 - 10:30

Conference Centre Wallenberg, Room Europe

 Age Bakker, Dutch State Council, State Councillor in Extraordinary Service, The Hague

10:30 - 11:00

Conference Centre Wallenberg, Room Europe

Business Perspective (30’)

Stephan Wernicke, Association of German Chambers of Commerce, Head of Legal, Berlin

11:00 - 12:00

Conference Centre Wallenberg, Room Europe

General Discussion

12:00 - 12:00

Conference Centre Wallenberg

Light lunch

13:00 - 15:00

Conference Centre Wallenberg, Room Europe

 Chair: Sylvia Baule, European Commission, Deputy Head of Unit, Brussels

Opening remarks by the Chair (5’)

Country Report on Western EU Countries (esp. Germany, France, The Netherlands, Ireland, Luxembourg) (20’)

Philipp Stompfe, Attorney, Alexander & Partner, Berlin.

Country Report on Southern EU Countries (esp. Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece) (20’)

Paolo Vargiu, Lecturer, University of Leicester, Leicester

Country Report on Central and Eastern European and Baltic EU Countries (esp. Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Croatia, Baltic States) (20’)

 Szymon Pawłowski, Senior Lecturer, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw

 Marek Jeżewski, Partner, Kochański Zięba and Partners, Warsaw

Country Report on Northern EU Countries (20’)

Jonas Hallberg, Kommerskollegium, Trade Policy Advisor, Stockholm

General discussion (30’)

Concluding Remarks by the Chair (5’)

15:00 - 15:30

Conference Centre Wallenberg

Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:30

Conference Centre Wallenberg, Room Europe

Jukka Snell Chair: Jukka Snell, University of Turku, Professor, Turku

Opening remarks by the Chair (5’)

Banking and Insurance Sector (15’)

Henning Berger, White and Case, Partner, Berlin

Defence, Military, Dual-use Sector (15’)

 Dominik Eisenhut, Airbus Defence, Senior Legal Counsel, Munich

Transport Sector (15’)

 Henning Jessen, World Maritime University, Associate Professor, Malmö

Energy and Water Sector (15’)

Bent Ole Gram Mortensen, University of Southern Denmark, Professor, Odense

Telecommunications and IT Infrastructure Sector (15’)

Michael Fehling, Bucerius Law School, Professor, Hamburg

General Discussion (35’)

Concluding Remarks by the Chair (5’)

17:30 - 17:50

Conference Centre Wallenberg

Short Break; Coffee

17:50 - 19:00

Conference Centre Wallenberg, Room Europe

Chair: Vladimir Talanov, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Advocate, Moscow

Opening remarks by the Chair (5’)

Country Report for Northern America (esp. US and Canada) (20’)

 Greta Lichtenbaum, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Partner, Washington, D.C.

Country Report for Asia (esp. China and Japan) and Australia (20’)

 Qingxiu Bu, McGill University, Professor, Montreal

General Discussions (20’)

Concluding Remarks by the Chair (5’)

19:00

End of 1. Conference Day - Bus transfer to Gothia Towers (around 19:05)

20:30 - open end

Restaurant Upper House, Mässans gata 24, 412 51 Gothenburg, Sweden 

Speakers’ Dinner (Special invitation event)

Friday, 08 March 2019

09:00 - 09:30

Conference Centre Wallenberg

Note: From Gothia Towers Hotel take Tram line 6 (towards “Varmfrontsgatan”, line 8 (“Frölunda torg”), or line 13 (towards “Sahlgrenska huvudentr”) from “Korsvägen” (in front of the Hotel) until “Medicinaregatan” (15 mins). As you get off, follow Medicinaregatan to No. 20.

Arrival of participants; coffee is served.

09:30 - 11:00

Conference Centre Wallenberg, Room Europe

 Chair: Tomoko Ishikawa, University of Nagoya, Assoc. Professor, Nagoya

Opening remarks by the Chair (5’)

In search for an EU Competence to Establish an Investment Screening Mechanism and Restricting Effects Flowing from Fundamental Freedoms, Fundamental Rights, and other EU Primary Law

 Stefan Korte, Technical University Chemnitz, Professor, Chemnitz (35’)

 Comment: Bugge Thorbjørn Daniel, University of Southern Denmark, Associate Professor, Odense (15’)

General Discussions (30’)

Concluding Remarks by the Chair (5’)

11:00 - 11:30

Conference Centre Wallenberg

Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00

Conference Centre Wallenberg, Room Europe

Chair: Per Cramér, University of Gothenburg, Dean and Professor, Gothenburg

Opening remarks by the Chair (5’)

Screening for What Threat – Preserving “Public Order and Security”, Securing Reciprocity in International Trade, Supporting Certain Social, Environmental, or Industrial Policies?

 Martin Nettesheim, University of Tübingen, Professor, Tübingen (30’)

 Comment: Barbara Kaech, Nord Stream 2, General Counsel, Zug (10’)

 Comment: Helle Krunke, University of Copenhagen, Professor, Copenhagen (10’)

General Discussion (30’)

Concluding Remarks by the Chair (5’)

 13:00 - 14:30

Conference Centre Wallenberg

Lunch break

14:30 - 16:30

Conference Centre Wallenberg, Room Europe

 Chair: Joanna Warchol, European Parliament; Policy Advisor; Brussels

Opening remarks by the Chair (5’)

What is a Third Country Investment? (15’)

Mavluda Sattorova, University of Liverpool, Senior Lecturer, Liverpool

An EU Investment Screening Mechanism and Access to Legal Redress (15’)

 Teoman Hagemeyer, Free University Berlin, Ph.D. Student and Social Welfare Court Berlin, Judge, Berlin

Policy Coherence (1) – What Role for EU Competition Law? (15’)

Jörg Philipp Terhechte, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Professor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Lüneburg

Policy Coherence (2) – What Role for EU Company Law? (15’)

Thomas Papadopoulos, Lecturer, University of Cyprus, Nicosia

How can EU business concerns be addressed in an EU screening mechanism? (15’)

Carolina Dackö, Mannheimer Swartling, Partner, Stockholm

General Discussion (35’)

Concluding Remarks by the Chair (5’)

17:00 - 17:30

Conference Centre Wallenberg

Coffee

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