Athens – International Investment Law

 ELSA Athens is organising a Summer ELSA Law School at Alba Graduate Business School. The event will take place from 24 to 31 July 2022. The students will be hosted by ELSA Athens and will participate in a varied academic and social programme.

Our focus lies on deepening the legal knowledge of the participants. However, ELSA Athens will also offer cultural and social activities, such as visits to the city of Athens, visits to historic monuments and museums, as well as evening events and a taste of the Athenian night life . The Summer Law School will allow young lawyers to increase the size of their social network and evolve in an international environment while also expanding their mental horizons.

In view of the significant progress and changes made in the field of international investment law, ELSA Athens will provide students from all over the world the opportunity to learn from a group of experts from academia and legal practice. Our aim is for participants to gain a comprehensive understanding of international investment law and to be able to locate and compare the various approaches taken by investment arbitral tribunals while attaining  a general overview of the subject matter of International Investment Law.

Participation fees
ELSA member favoured country - 315€
ELSA member non-favoured country - 350€
ELSA Alumni - 400€
Member of a partner organisation - 400€
Non-member - 400€
Extra fees
Gala-Ball - 50€
Two-way airport transfer - 30€
SELS T-Shirt - 7€
Athens, Greece.
Evripides Hotel, Athens
Number of participants
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Academic Partner
Athens Public International Law Center (Athens PIL)
Complexity of Academic Programme
Academic Programme

Topics include, inter alia:

– International Investment Law and Consent to International Investment Arbitration.
– Investment Arbitration under the ICSID Arbitration Rules.
– Investment Arbitration under “Non-ICSID” Arbitration Rules.
– Jurisdiction Ratione Personae: Defining Foreign “Investors”.
– Jurisdiction Ratione Materiae: Defining Foreign “Investments”
– Attribution in International Investment Law.
– National Treatment and MFN in International Investment Law.
– Expropriation in International Investment Law.
– Fair and Equitable Treatment & Full Protection and Security in International Investment Law.
– Umbrella Clauses in International Investment Law.
– Compensation and Damages in International Investment Law.
– Challenges to and Enforcement of Investment Treaty Arbitration Awards.
– International Investment Law and Sovereign Immunity.
– International Investment Law and Sovereign Debt.
– International Investment Law and Political Risk.
– International Investment Law and the International Responsibility of the European Union
– Extension of Arbitration Agreements Contained in Investment Contracts with States or State Entities
– International Investment Law and Sovereign Debt.
– Powers and Duties of Investment Arbitrators.
– International Investment Law and EU Law.
– International Investment Law and Poverty.
– The Investment Court System, the Multilateral Investment Court and the Challenges Ahead

Covid-19 Requirements
This Summer ELSA Law School is only accessible to:
  • Fully vaccinated with booster participants
  • Participants recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months.

  • You will need to hold one of those proofs in order to participate in this Summer ELSA Law School.
    Apply here