Spain, Barcelona

International Investment Law

when 25 July 2016 - 29 July 2016
duration 1 week
credits 2 ECTS
fee EUR 400

This course addresses the historical development of international investment law, focusing particularly on the origins, policy objectives and evolution of the law governing foreign investments. It focuses in detail on the scope of application of international investment treaties, including BITs, FTAs, and other multilateral regimes such as the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT).

The course also tackles the principle of non-discrimination on the grounds of nationality, which is enshrined in many international investment treaties (e.g., BITs, FTAs, and the ECT). A particular focus will be placed on the obligation to grant national treatment (NT) and most-favoured-nation (MFN) treatment.

In addition, the course addresses the rules on expropriatory measures and examines interpretations of the principle of fair and equitable treatment (FET) found in international investment treaties (e.g., BITs, FTAs, and the ECT) as well as the minimum standard of treatment (MST) in customary law. The course will help students to understand stabilization clauses and to interpret ideas such as international law on state responsibility in international treaty arbitration, and the use of remedies and compensation measures.

This course is the second part in a series of three complementary courses, which provide students with a greater understanding of international economic relations in an increasingly globalized world, focusing specifically on international investment law.

Course leader

Ramon Torrent Macau. University Professor of Public Economics, Political Economy and Spanish Economy . Universitat de Barcelona

Target group

International Students and Professionals interested in the topic

Course aim

This course addresses the historical development of international investment law, focusing particularly on the origins, policy objectives and evolution of the law governing foreign investments. It focuses in detail on the scope of application of international investment treaties, including BITs, FTAs, and other multilateral regimes such as the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT).

The course also tackles the principle of non-discrimination on the grounds of nationality, which is enshrined in many international investment treaties (e.g., BITs, FTAs, and the ECT). A particular focus will be placed on the obligation to grant national treatment (NT) and most-favoured-nation (MFN) treatment.

Credits info

2 ECTS
20 hours

Fee info

EUR 400: Vat included
Registration can be completed online or in person.
Registration opens on 9 February and closes seven days before a course starts.
The registration office opening hours are Monday-Friday 10 am-2 pm and 4 pm-8 pm at the Jeroni Granell building (Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 582).
EUR 360: Early bird registration discount
*We offer reduced prices for University of Barcelona Students, Special Partners (even fee waiver), International Networks where the University of Barcelona belongs, and early bird registration discount.

Scholarships

The University of Barcelona has agreements with other Universities to waive fees of these courses, please ask your institution.