2017 Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop:
Oceans and Space: New Frontiers in Investment Protection?

For many years, the Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop – jointly organized by Rainer Hofmann (Frankfurt), Stephan W. Schill (Amsterdam), and Christian J. Tams (Glasgow) – has been a forum for the discussion of foundational issues of international investment law.

With activities ranging from energy production at sea via deep seabed mining to space mining, spacefaring and space tourism, areas beyond territorial sovereignty increasingly attract foreign investment. These investments raise questions that go to the core of investment law, but have so far hardly been explored, such as: How are commercial activities on the oceans or in space protected against political risk? What law, if any, protects them, and how does it balance commercial interests against regulatory concerns? How can disputes be settled in an effective and balanced manner?

The 2017 Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop will offer a systematic analysis of these issues by inquiring into traditional sources of investment protection, and by addressing the interaction of the law of the sea, space law and international investment law. The Workshop will bring together academics and practitioners.

The Workshop programme is available.

Date: 10 and 11 March 2017
Venue: Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany Campus Westend, Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 4, Frankfurt

For edited collections that have grown out of earlier Frankfurt Investment Law Workshops see hereherehere and here.

To register please get in touch with Ms. Sabine Schimpf, Merton Centre for European Integration and International Economic Order, Email: S.Schimpf@jur.unifrankfurt.de, Tel.: + 49 (0) 69 798 34293, Fax: +49 (0) 69 798 34515, by 28 February 2017, by 28 February 2017.