Intra-EU BITs and Intra-EU Disputes
EU Member States have concluded approximately 1.400 IIAs with third
(i.e. non-EU) countries and 190 IIAs with other EU Member States
(Intra-EU BITs). These Intra-EU BITs have been the basis for investment
disputes in multiple investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) cases that
are very controversial. Of roughly 140 cases instituted against EU
Member States more than three quarters are Intra-EU disputes. While
Intra-EU ISDS seems to become an attractive means of dispute resolution,
the EU Commission is asking EU Member States to terminate their
Intra-EU BITs arguing that they would not be in conformity with their EU
This conference seeks to address the EU, domestic and public international law issues raised in this context.
The event will take place on 7 March 2016 in Vienna, Austria.