Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Call for Papers: Foreign Investment in the Services Sector

A call for papers has been issued for a conference on "Foreign Investment in the Services Sector," to take place September 18-19, 2014 at the University of Lausanne. Here's the call:

Call for Papers: Foreign Investment in the Services Sector

A workshop - organized by Andreas R. Ziegler and Michael Hahn (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.

Topics for Papers

Proposals for papers are particularly welcome in the following thematic areas but other relevant topics will also be considered:

- Investment law and public services;

- Interaction between investment and services chapters in RTAs;

- Investment law and competition issues in services;

- Investment law and network industries;

- Problems of investment liberalization and protection in specific services sectors like telecommunications, financial services, utilities distribution, infrastructure projects, and security or professional services.


Deadline for the submission of proposals for presentations/chapters is 30 April 2014 and these should be submitted to Ms. Jorun Baumgartner ( The selected participants will be notified by 31 May 2014.