The Hague Academy of International Law

2018 Session

The 2018 External Programme will take place in Singapore from 23 to 30 November 2018. The programme is exclusively open to nationals from ASEAN member states.

Interested applicants from ASEAN countries other than Singapore (i.e. Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam) are eligible to apply as of May 1st via the website of the Academy HERE

Interested Singaporean applicants should contact Ms. Eileen Lim, Deputy Manager, Developing International Law Expertise Secretariat, at the Attorney-General's Chambers. She may be reached at eileen_lim@agc.gov.sg.

 

Topic of the 43rd session: CONTEMPORARY QUESTIONS OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW

Language: English.

 

Programme:

Official Opening: Friday, November 23rd at 6:30 pm

1. Speech on behalf of AGC:

T.B.D.

2. Speeches on behalf of the Academy:

Dr. Bernard Bot  (Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands President of the Council of Administration of the Academy)

Prof. Jean-Marc Thouvenin (Secretary-General of the Academy)

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Weekend (24 & 25 November): Conferences and Group Integration Activities

Saturday 24 November:

1.       Singapore’s Role in International Law: Daphne Hong (Director-General, AGC International Affairs Division)

2.       Mega-Regional Trade Agreements – The Way Forward?: Danielle Yeow (Deputy Director-General, AGC International Affairs Division)

 

Sunday 25 November:

1.       An Overview of Singapore’s Economic Policy: Ng Bee Kim (Director-General for Trade, MTI)

2.       Trade War? : Prof. Danny Quah (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy)

 

Monday 26 November 2018 – Friday 30 November 2018: Seminar-Courses and Lectures

 

Monday 26 November:
Seminar-Courses:

09:00 – 09:50                Articulation Between International Trade Law and Other International Law Rules (Investment Law, Tax Law, Monetary and Financial Law, Environmental Law)

Prof. Diane Desierto (ASEAN Law & Integration Center (ALIC), Hawaii, USA)

10:00 – 10:50                The Articulation Between Global, Regional and Local International Trade Rules

Prof. Freya Baetens (University of Oslo, and Leiden University)

11:10 – 12:00                Non-Trade and Non-Investment Concerns in International Economic Dispute Settlement

Prof. Nico Schrijver (Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies Faculty of Law, Leiden)

14:00 – 14:50                Regulating the Transnational Activity of Business Entities: Actors and Processes

Prof. Pietro Franzina (Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy)

15:00 – 15:50                Litigating International Investment Disputes

Loretta Malintoppi (Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers)

 

Panel Discussion:
16.10– 17.00                 Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reforms

Jansen Calamita (CIL), Locknie Hsu (SMU),

Ong Chin Heng (Senior State Counsel, AGC International Affairs Division)

 

Tuesday 27 November:
Seminar-Courses:

09:00 – 09:50                Articulation Between International Trade Law and Other International Law Rules (Investment Law, Tax Law, Monetary and Financial Law, Environmental Law)

Prof. Diane Desierto (ASEAN Law & Integration Center (ALIC), Hawaii, USA)

10:00 – 10:50                The Articulation Between Global, Regional and Local International Trade Rules

Prof. Freya Baetens (University of Oslo, and Leiden University)

11:10 – 12:00                Non-Trade and Non-Investment Concerns in International Economic Dispute Settlement

Prof. Nico Schrijver (Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies Faculty of Law, Leiden)

14:00 – 14:50                Regulating the Transnational Activity of Business Entities: Actors and Processes

Prof. Pietro Franzina (Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy)

15:00 – 15:50                Litigating International Investment Disputes

Loretta Malintoppi (Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers)

 

Lecture:
16.15 – 17.15                 New Developments in Investment Arbitration

Ben Juratowitch (Head of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Paris)

 

Wednesday 28 November:
Seminar-Courses:

09:00 – 09:50                Articulation Between International Trade Law and Other International Law Rules (Investment Law, Tax Law, Monetary and Financial Law, Environmental Law)

Prof. Diane Desierto (ASEAN Law & Integration Center (ALIC), Hawaii, USA)

10:00 – 10:50                The Articulation Between Global, Regional and Local International Trade Rules

Prof. Freya Baetens (University of Oslo, and Leiden University)

11:10 – 12:00                Non-Trade and Non-Investment Concerns in International Economic Dispute Settlement

Prof. Nico Schrijver (Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies Faculty of Law, Leiden)

14:00 – 14:50                Regulating the Transnational Activity of Business Entities: Actors and Processes

Prof. Pietro Franzina (Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy)

15:00 – 15:50                Litigating International Investment Disputes

Loretta Malintoppi (Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers)

 

Lecture:
16:10 – 17:00                ASEAN Economic Integration

Ong Keng Yong (Deputy Chairman, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies)

 

Thursday 29 November:
Seminar-Courses:

09:00 – 09:50                Articulation Between International Trade Law and Other International Law Rules (Investment Law, Tax Law, Monetary and Financial Law, Environmental Law)

Prof. Diane Desierto (ASEAN Law & Integration Center (ALIC), Hawaii, USA)

10:00 – 10:50                The Articulation Between Global, Regional and Local International Trade Rules

Prof. Freya Baetens (University of Oslo, and Leiden University)

11:10 – 12:00                Non-Trade and Non-Investment Concerns in International Economic Dispute Settlement

Prof. Nico Schrijver (Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies Faculty of Law, Leiden)

14:00 – 14:50                Regulating the Transnational Activity of Business Entities: Actors and Processes

Prof. Pietro Franzina (Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy)

15:00 – 15:50                Litigating International Investment Disputes

Loretta Malintoppi (Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers)

 

Lecture:
16.10 – 17.00                An Overview of Singapore’s Foreign Policy – ASEAN and International Law

                                         Ambassador Tommy Koh (MFA)

 

Friday 30 November:
Seminar-Courses:

09:00 – 09:50                Articulation Between International Trade Law and Other International Law Rules (Investment Law, Tax Law, Monetary and Financial Law, Environmental Law)

Prof. Diane Desierto (ASEAN Law & Integration Center (ALIC), Hawaii, USA)

10:00 – 10:50                The Articulation Between Global, Regional and Local International Trade Rules

Prof. Freya Baetens (University of Oslo, and Leiden University)

11:10 – 12:00                Non-Trade and Non-Investment Concerns in International Economic Dispute Settlement

Prof. Nico Schrijver (Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies Faculty of Law, Leiden)

14:00 – 14:50                Regulating the Transnational Activity of Business Entities: Actors and Processes

Prof. Pietro Franzina (Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy)

15:00 – 15:50                Litigating International Investment Disputes

Loretta Malintoppi (Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers)

 

Panel Discussion:
16.10 – 17.00                 Enforcement of Arbitral Awards and Settlement Agreements Natalie Morris-Sharma (Director for International Legal Group, MinLaw), Lucy Reed (Director, CIL),

Koh Swee Yen (Partner, Wong Partnership)

 

17.10                                Closing ceremony and conferment of Certificates:
Prof. Jean-Marc Thouvenin (Secretary-General of The Hague Academy of International Law)

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