A minha entrevista com Fátima Cid para o programa “Falar Direito”, da Rádio Macau, à margem da conferência ‘The European Union’s Common Commercial Policy After Lisbon’, que teve lugar no dia 10 de Maio na Fundação Rui Cunha, pode ser acedida aqui (a partir do minuto 25:50).
This Thursday and Friday the Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong will be hosting the ‘Asia FDI Forum III – China-European Union Investment Relationships: Towards a New Leadership in Global Investment Governance?’. On Friday I will be presenting a paper titled ‘The Potential Role of Sustainability Impact Assessment in the EU-China BIT Negotiations.’ You can access the full programme here.
A few months ago, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) invited the public to make suggestions for amendments to its Arbitration Rules. The ICSID Secretariat has now published these comments, including my suggestions on an amendment of the rules on amicus curiae intervention. My contribution – titled ‘Myopic Amici? The Participation of Non-disputing Parties in ICSID Arbitration’ – will also be published soon in the North Carolina Journal of International Law.
On 10 May I will be at the Rui Cunha Foundation with Catharine Titi (French National Centre for Scientific Research and University of Burgundy, France) discussing the European Union’s Common Commercial Policy after Lisbon. Dr. José Sales Marques will be moderating the debate.
Here is a synopsis:
Until December 2009, the conclusion of international trade and investment agreements was a competence of the Member States of the European Union (EU). However, with the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, this competence passed from the Member States to the EU, entailing a new balance of powers between the European Commission, the European Parliament, and national parliaments. The EU’s new competence has been raising significant debate among scholars and civil society, with some accusing the EU’s policymaking process of lacking transparency. The speakers will provide an overview of the EU’s investment policy, analyse the controversy surrounding international treaties such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and discuss its potential impact on agreements currently under negotiation such as the EU-China Bilateral Investment Treaty.