Announcements and Events: Seminar on Foreign Investment in Africa, Investment Law Workshop

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1. Expert seminar on Foreign Investment in Africa  – 10/11 October 2013

Professor Makane Mbengue (University of Geneva), Dr. Eric De Brabandere (Grotius Centre, Leiden University) and Dr. Tarcisio Gazzini (VU University Amsterdam) organize the 3rd Expert Seminar on Contemporary Perspectives on International Investment Law on 10 and 11 October 2013. The topic of this year’s seminar is ‘Foreign investment in Africa: Gaining Development Momentum’. Speakers include Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Gareth Austin, Jean-Louis Arcand, Elisabeth Tuerk,Mathabo Le Roux, Carin Smaller, Illy Ousséni, Francesco Seatzu, Kong Ngangjoh Hodu, Andreas Ziegler, Makane Mbengue, Tarcisio Gazzini and Eric De Brabandere. The Expert Seminar will take place at the University of Geneva Faculty of Law, 40 Bd. du Pont d’Arve, Room 3050. Attendance is free, but prior registration is necessary (via mail Makane.Mbengue [at] unige [dot] ch).

2. Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop 2014: International Investment Law and the Global Financial Architecture

The Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop is a forum for discussing fundamental problems of international investment law. (See here for the most recent conference volume.) The next workshop will be held 14-15 March 2014. It will focus on the relationship between investment law and the global financial architecture. The organisers invite proposals for original contributions on these or related topics. The call for papers is here.

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