Since 2010, the Leiden University and the VU Amsterdam in cooperation with partner institutions have organized an annual workshop to discuss conceptual issues and current trends in the area of international investment law. The proceedings are published in the “International Investment Law Series” by Nijhoff.

This year’s workshop – organized by Andreas R. Ziegler (University of Lausanne), Eric de Brabandere (Grotius Centre, Leiden University) and Tarcisio Gazzini (VU Amsterdam) – will take place on 18-19 September 2014 at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) in the context of the opening of the academic year of the LLM Programme on International and European Economic and Commercial Law, and it will explore the specific problems relating to foreign direct investment in services sector and thus the overlap of International Investment Law and Trade in Services.

Proposals for papers are particularly welcome in certain identified thematic areas but other relevant topics will also be considered. Deadline for the submission of proposals for presentations/chapters is 30 April 2014. More information is available at