27th Helsinki Summer Seminar on “International Investment Law: Between Public and Private?” 18–29 August 2014

International investment law has over the last two decades or so become highly visible, and investment arbitration has become intensely used. For all the benefits this may generate, it is increasingly becoming clear that relying on investment protection may come to affect the public sector and the distribution of common goods. The Helsinki Summer Seminar aims to offer a forum for discussing a variety of salient political issues, including the effects of investment on development, the ever-important energy sector, and the possible conclusion of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (University of Geneva)
Veijo Heiskanen (Lalive, Geneva)
Kate Miles (Cambridge)
Anthea Roberts (LSE/Columbia Law School)
Kim Talus (University of Eastern Finland)
René Urueña (Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota)
Michael Waibel (Cambridge)