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6th Conference of the Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law (PEPA/SIEL) 2017

Tilburg, the Netherlands, 20-21 April 2017
Organized by PEPA/SIEL in collaboration with the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) of Tilburg University

SIEL’s Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network (PEPA/SIEL) is, among other things, interested in fostering collaboration and mentoring opportunities for emerging academics and professionals in International Economic Law (IEL). PEPA/SIEL fulfills these goals through various activities such as organizing conferences at which emerging IEL academics and professionals can present and discuss their research in a supportive and welcoming environment.

We are pleased to announce that the sixth conference will take place on 20-21 April 2017 at de Harmonie, Tilburg, the Netherlands.

Printable Program

This conference offers graduate students (students enrolled in Master or PhD programs) and early professionals/academics (generally within five years of graduating) studying or working in the field of IEL an opportunity to present and discuss their research. It also provides a critical platform where participants can test their ideas about broader issues relating to IEL. One or more senior practitioners and academics will comment on each paper after its presentation, followed by a general discussion.

Papers have been selected based on a double blind review conducted by a senior practitioner or academic and a conference organizer. Abstracts will be made available online via the SIEL website (www.sielnet.org).

General practical information about participating and attending the Conference

The registration fee covers conference materials and coffee breaks of both days.

Cancellation of participation must be made in writing to pepa2017conference@gmail.com. The deadline for cancellation is 25 March 2017. The registration fee minus an administrative fee of 10 GBP and any incurring bank fees will be refunded if the cancellation is done before or on the given date. Later cancellation will not be refunded.

A limited number of conference fee waivers is available for applicants facing financial hardship. Applicants for such a waiver are kindly invited to add a short letter of no more than 3 paragraphs to their conference application, stating the reason for their waiver request.

Please understand that we will not be able to provide any travel or other financial assistance to conference participants.

Subject to space availability, registration of participants not presenting a paper will be accepted. The regular fee will be applied. Please contact pepa2017conference@gmail.com.

Should you have any question regarding application or participation, please feel free to contact pepa2017conference@gmail.com.

 

Conference Co-Chairs: Anna Marhold, Panos Delimatsis, Freya Baetens and José Caiado

Thursday April 20
08:30 - 09:00 Registration and coffee
09:00 - 09:15 [Mozart Room] Welcome and opening remarks: Dr. Anna Marhold (Tilburg University)
09:15 - 10:30 [Mozart Room] Session I – Investment Arbitration & Legitimacy Issues [Bach Room] Session II – Energy Governance & IEL
Chair: Brano Hock (Tilburg University) Chair: Anna Butenko (Tilburg University)
Viviane Kube (European University Institute) VTomás Restrepo (Hamburg University)
Katrine Tvede (University of Amsterdam) Natasha Georgiou (University of Reading)
Cees Verburg (University of Groningen)
Discussants: Discussants:
Hege Elisabeth Kjos (University of Amsterdam) Eric De Brabandere (Leiden University)
Morag Goodwin (Tilburg University) Anna Marhold (Tilburg University)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:15 [Mozart Room] Session III – Intellectual Property Issues in IEL [Bach Room] Session IV – Contemporary Issues in Investment Law
Chair: Inge Graef (Tilburg University) Chair: Nik Rajkovic (Tilburg University)
Martina Anzini (Marche Politechnic University) Esmé Shirlow (King’s College London)
Vivian Rocha & Alebe Linhares (University of Sao Paolo) Wei Yin (Durham University)
Titilayo Adebola (University of Warwick) Daniela Gomez-Altamirano (Leiden University)
Jens Hillebrand-Pohl (University of Maastricht)
Discussants: Discussants:
Susan Isiko Strba (University of Witwatersrand) Eric De Brabandere (Leiden University)
Panos Delimatsis (Tilburg University) Hege Elisabeth Kjos (University of Amsterdam)
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:30 [Mozart Room] Session V – Soft Law Mechanisms in IEL [Bach Room] Session VI – Law & Economics: Spillover Effects of IEL
Chair: Anna Marhold (Tilburg University) Chair: Agnieszka Janczuk-Gorywoda (Tilburg University)
Manuel Miranda Sanchez (Graduate Institute, Geneva) Christopher Boyd (University of Glasgow)
Ngan Vu (Bocconi University) Zouheir El-Sahli (Aix-Marseille University)
Stela Rubinova (Graduate Institute, Geneva)
Discussants: Discussants:
Lorand Bartels (Cambridge University) Panos Delimatsis (Tilburg University)
Giovanni Gruni (Leiden University) Mislav Mataija (European Commission, Legal Service)
14:30 - 15:15 [Mozart Room] Welcome & Introduction to TILEC: Professor Panos Delimatsis (Tilburg University)
Keynote Speech (Law): Professor Joel Trachtman (Tufts University – The Fletcher School)
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 - 17:00 [Mozart Room] Session VII – International Standardization [Bach Room] Session VIII – History & Institutions of IEL
Chair: Paul Verbruggen (Tilburg University) Chair: Morag Goodwin (Tilburg University)
Awilo Ochieng (Codex) Ru Ding (Georgetown University)
Dominique Sinopoli & Kai Purnhagen (Wageningen University) Rafael Sakr (London School of Economics)
Olia Kanevskaia (Tilburg University) Heather Bray (University of Amsterdam)
Discussants: Discussants:
Giovanni Gruni (Leiden University) Lorand Bartels (Cambridge University)
Suresh Nanwani (Australian National University/ former Asian Development Bank) Giovanna Adinolfi (University of Milan)
17:00 - 18:00 [Mozart Room] Expert Roundtable: The Future of Trade and Investment in the Brexit and Trump Era
Joel Trachtman; Meredith Crowley; Lorand Bartels; Panos Delimatsis (Moderator: Anna Marhold)
18:00 - 19:00 Drinks reception: Launch of International Economic Law Volume (sponsored by Springer Publishers)
Brigitte Reschke (Spinger), Giovanna Adinolfi, Freya Baetens, Jose Caiado
19:00 - 21:00 Buffet Conference Dinner at De Harmonie


List of Papers: Thursday April 20
Session I – Investment Arbitration & Legitimacy Issues
Viviane Kube (European University Institute Europeanisation of the international investment regime: A chance for emancipation of the most affected?
Katrine Tvede (University of Amsterdam) Reframing Legitimacy Concerns in Arbitration through a Focus on Norm Production
Session II – Energy Governance & IEL
Tomás Restrepo (Hamburg University) Modification of the Renewable Energy Support Schemes under the Energy Charter Treaty
Natasha Georgiou (University of Reading) The Energy Charter Treaty: Multilateral Energy Governance in a Fragmented Trading Regime
Cees Verburg (University of Groningen) Consistent or Inconsistent – How to Enhance Legal Certainty under the Energy Charter Treaty
Session III – Intellectual Property Issues in IEL
Martina Anzini (Marche Politechnic University) The Reverse Payment Patent Settlements under Antitrust Review in the European Union: Striking a Balance Between the Protection of Competition and the Right to Settle Patent Disputes.
Vivian Rocha & Alebe Linhares (University of Sao Paolo) Repackaging Intellectual Property Protection in International Investment Law: Lessons from the Philip Morris v. Uruguay Case
Titilayo Adebola (University of Warwick) Towards the Construction of a Plant Variety Protection System in Nigeria: A TWAIL Project
Session IV – Contemporary Issues in Investment Law
Esmé Shirlow (King’s College London Conflict, Comity or Control? Accounting for Domestic Decision-Making in the International Adjudication of Investment Claims
Wei Yin (Durham University) The Role of Government-Controlled Investors under International Investment Law: Insights from Chinese State Capital Investment
Daniela Gomez-Altamirano (Leiden University) The dual approach to national treatment in international economic law: a quantitative & qualitative analysis of the use of WTO jurisprudence in investor-State arbitration
Jens Hillebrand-Pohl (University of Maastricht) Openness in International Investment Law: Too Much of a Good Thing?
Session V – Soft Law Mechanisms in IEL
Manuel Miranda Sanchez (Graduate Institute, Geneva) Advancing Economic Development through Soft Law: What can the WTO learn from the World Bank?
Kim-Ngan Vu (Bocconi University) The capacity of soft law in ‘influencing’ regulation and institutional arrangement of states: The case of macro-prudential regulation under Basel III
Session VI – Law & Economics: Spillover Effects of IEL
Christopher Boyd (University of Glasgow) Mobile Capital, Migrant Labour: a bottom-up account of the interaction of IEL and globalised un (der) employment
Zouheir El-Sahli (Aix-Marseille University) The internal and external effects of offshoring on job insecurity
Stela Rubinova (Graduate Institute, Geneva) The Impact of New Regionalism on Global Value Chains Participation
Session VII – International Standardization
Awilo Ochieng (Codex) Codex standards - Protecting consumers against unsafe food and misleading and deceptive practices in the food trade
Dominique Sinopoli & Kai Purnhagen (Wageningen University) When life gives you lemons: The dispute on the correct interpretation of data on citrus black spot disease between the European Union and South Africa
Olia Kanevskaia (Tilburg University) Disciplining Standard-Setting: Which Approach to Choose (if any)?
Session VIII – History & Institutions of IEL
Ru Ding (Georgetown University) Balancing Varieties of Market Economies in International Economic Institutions: Regulating State-Owned Enterprises in the WTO as a Case Study
Rafael Sakr (London School of Economics) The Field of International Economic Law: 
Background Histories of the Postwar Struggle for International Law of World Economy
Heather Bray (University of Amsterdam) The US-Mexican General Claims Commission: A Functional Analysis
Friday April 21
08:30 - 09:00 Coffee & continued registration
09:00 - 10:15 [Mozart Room] Session IX – Preferentialism in IEL: CETA [Bach Room] Session X – Sovereign Debt Restructuring
Chair: Panos Delimatsis (Tilburg University) Chair: Jose Caiado (University of Hamburg)
Ohio Omiuinu (De Montfort University) Alexandre Belle (University of Glasgow)
Benjamin Jones (University of Victoria) Vassilis Paliouras (Queen Mary University, London)
Alejandro Gonzalez Arreaza (University of Leuven) Federica Violi (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Venetia Argyropoulou (Tilburg University)
Discussants: Discussants:
Charlotte Sieber-Gasser (University of Lucerne) Giovanna Adinolfi (University of Milan)
James Mathis (University of Amsterdam) Suresh Nanwani (Australian National University / former Asian Development Bank)
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 - 12:00 [Mozart Room] Session XI – ISDS: Procedural Aspects [Bach Room] Session XII – Transnational Private Orders in IEL
Chair: Moritz Baumgärtel (Tilburg University) Chair: Phillip Paiement (Tilburg University)
Klara Polackova Van der Ploeg (the Graduate Institute, Geneva) Kinnari Bhatt (University of Greenwich)
Argyrios Papaefthymiou (Athens University of Economics and Business) Gomstian & Hock (University of Leeds & Tilburg University)
Elise Ruggeri Abonnat (University of Geneva)
Discussants: Discussants:
Freya Baetens (University of Oslo) Mislav Mataija (European Commission, Legal Service)
Barbara Warwas (The Hague University) Jose Caiado (University of Hamburg)
12:00 - 13:00 [Mozart Room] Keynote Speech (Economics): Dr Meredith Crowley (Cambridge University)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch (Announcement of the Edward Elgar Publishers Prize for the Best Paper presented at the SIEL PEPA 2017 conference in Tilburg)
14:00 - 15:15 [Mozart Room] Session XIII – Procedural Aspects of WTO Dispute Settlement [Bach Room] Session XIV – Digitalization & IEL
Chair: Zlatina Georgieva (Tilburg University) Chair: Olia Kanevskaia (Tilburg University)
Shilpa Samplonius (University of Groningen) Martina Ferracane (Hamburg University)
Viktoriia Lapa (Bocconi University) Ines Willemyns (University of Leuven)
Discussants: Discussants:
Graham Cook (WTO, Legal Affairs Division) Charlotte Sieber-Gasser (University of Lucerne)
Gracia Marin Duran (University of Edinburgh) Jan Bohanes (Advisory Centre for WTO Law)
15:15 - 16:30 [Mozart Room] Session XV – Renewable Energy Policies & IEL [Bach Room] Session XVI – Antidumping
Chair: Anna Marhold (Tilburg University) Chair: Jan Bohanes (Advisory Centre for WTO Law)
Meng Fang (Chinese University of Hong Kong) Florentine Sneij (McGuireWoods LLP)
Benedikt Pirker (University of Fribourg) Andrei Suse (University of Leuven)
Anna Butenko (University of Amsterdam & Tilburg University)
Discussants: Discussants:
Freya Baetens (University of Oslo) Graham Cook (WTO, Legal Affairs Division)
Gracia Marin Duran (Edinburg University) James Mathis (University of Amsterdam)
16:30 - 17:00 [Mozart Room] Closing Remarks: Professor Freya Baetens (University of Oslo & SIEL Board)


List of Papers April 21
Session IX– Preferentialism in IEL: CETA
Ohio Omiuinu (De Montfort University) The Evolving Role of Sub-National Actors in International Economic Regulations: A Case Study of the CANADA-EU CETA
Benjamin Jones (University of Victoria) CETA and Legitimate Expectations: A Solution to Expansive Interpretations of FET?
Alejandro Gonzalez Arreaza (University of Leuven) Water Resources and CETA: a blueprint for developing a discipline for international trade in natural resources
Session X – Sovereign Debt Restructuring
Alexandre Belle (University of Glasgow) How vulture fund litigation changed the law on sovereign debt
Vassilis Paliouras (Queen Mary University, London) The Right to Restructure Sovereign Debt
Federica Violi (Erasmus University Rotterdam) The dark side of sovereign debt restructuring: the legacy of Mamatas et autres v. Grèce
Venetia Argyropoulou (Tilburg University) Convergence and divergence between international investments law and human rights law, in the context of the Greek sovereign debt restructuring
Session XI – ISDS: Procedural Aspects
Klara Polackova Van der Ploeg (the Graduate Institute, Geneva) Premature Claims in Investor-State Arbitration
Argyrios Papaefthymiou (Athens University of Economics and Business) The Effect of ISDS Mechanisms on Investor Confidence: Empirical Evidence from the Transpacific Partnership’s Tobacco Negotiations
Elise Ruggeri Abonnat (University of Geneva) Counterclaim in International Investment Disputes: A Tribunals’ best enemy?
Session XII– Transnational Private Orders in IEL
Kinnari Bhatt (University of Greenwich) Transnational Law, Indigenous Actors and Land Rights. Studies in Domestic, International, Informal and Mixed Norms: Mongolia.
Gomstian & Hock (University of Leeds & Tilburg University) Civil Society Reversed: Public Orders as Guardians of Successful Transnational Private Orders
Session XIII– Procedural Aspects of WTO Dispute Settlement
Alexandr Svetlicinii (University of Macau) Defending Trade Multilateralism: The BRICS Countries in the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Mechanism
Shilpa Samplonius (University of Groningen) Who complies? The outcomes of the trade dispute at the WTO in light of economic status of the participants
Viktoriia Lapa (Bocconi University) National Margin of Appreciation as a Standard of Review for Economic Sanctions: In Search of the Golden Fleece?
Session IV– Digitalization & IEL
Martina Ferracane (Hamburg University) Do Data Policies Impact the Productivity Performance of Firms?
Ines Willemyns (University of Leuven) A study of the regulatory barriers to trade in digital services: multilateral problems and plurilateral solutions?
Session XV– Renewable Energy Policies & IEL
Meng Fang (Chinese University of Hong Kong) Renewable energy subsides and WTO rules: time to enlarge the ‘green space’?
Benedikt Pirker (University of Fribourg) When Renewable Energy Sources Clash – Safeguarding the Security of Supply under the Rules of EU Energy Law
Anna Butenko (University of Amsterdam & Tilburg University) Sharing Energy: Dealing with Regulatory Disconnect in Dutch Energy Law
Session XVI– Antidumping
Florentine Sneij (McGuireWoods LLP) The Wide Discretion of European Union Institutions under Articles 2(3) and 2(5) of the Basic Anti-Dumping Regulation and Participation Rights of Interested Parties
Andrei Suse (University of Leuven) The Review of the EU’s Basic Anti-Dumping Regulation in View of the Expiry of Section 15(a)(ii) of China’s Protocol of Accession to the WTO

Venue

De Hamonie TILEC

The conference will take place at De Harmonie

De Harmonie

Stationsstraat 26

5038 ED Tilburg

info@wijnstraservices.nl

Route description:

Arrival in the Netherlands at Schiphol Airport

For travel information and to plan your journey: https://m.9292.nl/en or http://www.ns.nl/en

How to get from Centraal station Tilburg to the Venue: ‘De Harmonie’

‘De Harmonie’  is at 400 meters walking distance from ‘NS Tilburg Centraal station’. 

Plattegrond De Harmonie TILEC

Walking directions:

When you exit the train station, cross the street and continue on Stationsstraat.

You will find ‘De Harmonie’ after 250m. (+/- 3 minutes)

For guests arriving by car
A small (free) parking is available behind the building ( +/- 20 parking places)

Parking garage Knegtel is at walking distance of the venue.

Gasthuisring 60, 5041 DT Tilburg, click here for route descriptions

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When: 20 April 2017 00:00

End date: 21 April 2017 00:00