Seminars and Presentations

Serbian Energy Law Association

On Tuesday 4 December 2018, Graham Coop spoke at the Serbian Energy Law Association’s conference on “New developments in the Energy Law” from the perspective of international organisations (specifically the Energy Charter Secretariat, at which Graham was General Counsel between 2004 and 2011).  For more information, please click here.

British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

On Friday, 26 October 2018, Robert Volterra spoke at the Thirty First ITF Public Conference on “Human Rights in International Investment Law”

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Groningen Centre of Energy Law

On Thursday 12 December 2018, Graham Coop was the key note speaker at the Groningen Centre of Energy Law’s conference on “The Modernization of the Energy Charter Treaty”.  For more information, please click here

Volterra Fietta will host its fourth Energy Breakfast Seminar

On 18 October 2018, Volterra Fietta hosted its fourth Energy Breakfast Seminar entitled: “Europe’s energy needs:  will natural gas play its part?” Our distinguished guest speakers for this seminar were Mr Frederic Yeterian and Ms Danielle Stoves, chaired by Volterra Fietta partner Graham Coop with partner Robert Volterra as commentator.

British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

On Monday, 22 October 2018, Giorgio Francesco Mandelli spoke at an event, organised by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), on “Withdrawal from International Agreements: Issues and Challenges”.  For more information about the event, please click here

Volterra Fietta and King’s College London to co-host the London International Boundary Conference 2019

King’s College London (Department of Geography) and Volterra Fietta are co-hosting the fourth edition of The London International Boundary Conference (“LIBC”).  The LIBC will take place on 2 and 3 April 2019 at King’s College London. Further details, including a Call for Papers and how to apply for the 2019 LIBC Scholarship will be announced at the LIBC website.  Click here for more details.

ICC Canada International Arbitration Conference

On Thursday, 8 November 2018, Robert Volterra spoke on a panel titled “Investment Arbitration: Whither and Why” at the ICC Canada International Arbitration Conference in Ottawa, Canada. For more information about the event, please click here.

Serle Court & Volterra Fietta Seminar

On Wednesday, 26 September 2018, Graham Coop spoke on “Damages in International Arbitration:  Recent Events and Key Trends” at a seminar hosted by Volterra Fietta and Serle Court.  Lord Mance moderated the event, which also included presentations from Howard Rosen and Khawar Qureshi QC.

KNect365

On Wednesday 23 May 2018, Graham Coop spoke on the topic “Arbitration in Energy Partnerships” at the KNect365 conference on “Renewable Energy Law”.  For more information, please click here.

KNect365

On Thursday 5 July 2018, Robert Volterra spoke on the topic titled “Investment Treaties, State Aid and International Arbitration” at the KNect365 State Aid conference in Brussels, Belgium.  For more information on this event, please click here.

Vienna Investment Arbitration Debate

On 22 June 2018, Robert Volterra spoke at the 3rd Vienna Investment Arbitration Debate.   The event was held at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Vienna.

Center for Oceans Law & Policy of the University of Virginia

On 25 May 2018, Robert Volterra spoke on a panel on the topic “Looking to Future Cooperation” at the Forty-second Annual Conference of the Center for Oceans Law & Policy of the University of Virginia, co-organised with the National Institute for South China Sea Studies and the Chinese Society of International Law.  For more information, please click here.

Association for International Arbitration (AIA)

On Friday 1 June 2018, Robert Volterra spoke on a panel on the topic “Investment Court Model: A Practical Review” at an event, hosted by the Association for International Arbitration, titled “The Future of Investment Arbitration in Europe”.  The event was held at the Press Club Brussels Europe, 95 rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels.  For more information, please click here.

British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

On Tuesday 24 April 2018 Graham Coop spoke at an event, organised by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), on “Public International Law in the Courts of the United Kingdom”.  For more information, please click here.

Association for International Arbitration (AIA)

On Friday 1 June 2018, Graham Coop chaired a panel on “Brexit and the Energy Charter Treaty” at a conference organised by the Association for International Arbitration (AIA) on “The Future of Investment Arbitration in Europe”.  The event took place at the Conference Hall of Press Club Brussels Europe.  For more information please click the link.

Queen Mary University of London

On Thursday 8 March 2018, Giorgio Francesco Mandelli delivered the Fifth CIDR Arbitration Lecture at the School of International Arbitration of Queen Mary University of London, on “Denunciation of the ICSID Convention:  Past, Present and Future”

University of Cambridge

On Saturday 3 March 2018, Graham Coop spoke at the 5th annual Cambridge Arbitration Day, on the topic “Attractivity of arbitral seats: the competition between places of arbitration”.  For more information please click here.

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum

On 15 March 2018 Govert Coppens spoke on an ICC Young Arbitrators Forum panel on “Future Innovations: The Role of Arbitration in Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility” at Sciences Po in Paris.  For more information please click here.

London School of Economics

On Friday 2 March 2018 Govert Coppens spoke on “Investor-State and State-State Arbitration” at the LSESU International Arbitration Society and the LSE European Law Students’ Association “International Arbitration Academy and Competition”, held at the London School of Economics.  For more information please see the event flyer here.

BPP University Law School

On Tuesday 6 February 2018, Angela Ha chaired a panel organised by the BPP Human Rights Unit on “Business, Human Rights and Accountability” at BPP University Law School.

British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

On Tuesday 27 March 2018, Robert Volterra chaired a panel on “Peaceful Settlement” at a conference organised by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) on “The Use of Force in Relation to Sovereignty Disputes over Land Territory”.  For more information on this event, please click here.

AFIA (Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration) London Symposium

On Wednesday, 29 November 2017, Giorgio Francesco Mandelli spoke, as part of a panel, on “Arbitral practice and approaches to dispute resolution” at the AFIA (Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration) London Symposium.

University of Dundee

On Wednesday 1 November 2017, Graham Coop gave a lecture on “Dispute Resolution Mechanisms under the Energy Charter Treaty” at the University of Dundee Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy.

Colloque: Contentieux frontaliers en Afrique: Défis et réponses

On Thursday 9 November 2017, Robert Volterra spoke at a symposium, organised by PIL Advisory Group and the Institut Afrique Monde, with the support of the African Union Border Programme, on the subject of African boundary disputes. The symposium was held in Paris. For more information, please click here.

Investment Treaty Forum/Volterra Fietta

On Thursday, 23 November 2017, Giorgio Francesco Mandelli spoke on “The standard of review of national court decisions by investment tribunals” at a seminar hosted by the Investment Treaty Forum (BIICL) and Volterra Fietta.  Suzanne Spears chaired the event, which also included presentations from Sir Stanley Burnton and Khawar Qureshi QC.

University College London/Volterra Fietta

On Tuesday 3 October 2017, University College London and Volterra Fietta hosted a seminar on “Brexit and the Energy Charter Treaty”. The seminar covered a number of topics related to the Energy Charter Treaty that are likely to be affected by Brexit. For more information, please click here.

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

On Friday 6 October 2017, Maria Fogdestam-Agius spoke at the Colloquium on International Investment Law & the Law of Armed Conflict. She presented a paper titled “Protection of Investments in War-Torn States: A Practitioner Perspective on War Clauses in Bilateral Investment Treaties”. For more information, please click here.

University of East Anglia Law School

On Monday 3 July Govert Coppens participated in a workshop on “The Future of International Courts” at the University of East Anglia Law School. Govert spoke on “International investment disputes: End of the road or a new beginning?”.  For more information on the event, please click here.

Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS)

On Wednesday 7 June 2017, Graham Coop spoke at a CCLS forum event on “Current Trends in International Energy Arbitration”. For more information about the event, held at Queen Mary University of London, please see the event flyer.

BIICL

On 31 May 2017 Robert Volterra participated in an event, held at SOAS, University of London, on “Brexit, China and Other New Challenges to International Trade Law”. Robert participated in a round table discussion titled “From Multilateralism to Bilateralism? New Trends in International Trade Treaty Making”. For more information, see the event flyer.

Kuala Lumpur International ADR Week

The KLIAW 2017 took place from 15-17 May 2017. On 16 May Robert Volterra spoke on a panel focused on analysing the developments and trends in the global international arbitration market since 2016.

Young Arbitrators Forum

On 12 May 2017, Isabella Seif spoke at a Young Arbitrators Forum event held in Rome titled “The Law Applicable to International Investment Disputes”. Isabella spoke on the application of EU law by international investment tribunals. For more information on this event, please click here.

Cambridge Arbitration Day 2017

On Saturday, 18 March 2017, Giorgio Francesco Mandelli spoke at Cambridge Arbitration Day 2017 on “Defending Investment Arbitration:  A Lost Battle?” and, more specifically, on “Stronger Pre-Conditions To Arbitration – Recent Trends In Treaty Drafting”.

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University of Oxford

On 17 March 2017 Robert Volterra spoke at the ‘Negotiating Brexit’ conference at St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford.  The conference brought together leading academics, practitioners and policymakers who are involved in ‘Negotiating Brexit’.  For more information, please see the event flyer here.

Centre for Advanced Research in Dispute Settlement (CARDS)

On 1 March 2017, Giorgio Francesco Mandelli and Robert Kovacs delivered a training session on Investment Treaty Arbitration to a group of 25 students from the Centre for Advanced Research in Dispute Settlement (CARDS), which is an initiative of the D.S. National Law University, Vizag, India.

Queen Mary University of London

On 14 February 2017 Graham Coop presented a lecture to students at Queen Mary University of London on recent developments under the Energy Charter Treaty.

New Zealand Law Foundation 2017 International Dispute Resolution Fellow

Between 28 February and 2 March 2017 Robert Volterra participated in a series of events through the New Zealand Law Foundation:

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C5 Upstream Oil & Gas Legal Forum

Graham Coop spoke at C5’s Upstream Oil & Gas Legal forum on International Law and State Immunity – How to Get More than a Pyrrhic Victory. The forum was held in London on 24-25 January 2017 and Graham’s presentation took place on 25 January 2017. For more information, click here.