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Dr Edoardo Stoppioni has been awarded third place in the Concours national d’agrégation de droit public, the French National Competitive Examination in Public Law.

In France, the "concours national d'agrégation" regulates the appointment of fully tenured professors for the legal, political, economic and management disciplines. This examination, opened every two years to candidates with a PhD, is extremely competitive. The jury members of the 2020 edition in public law have selected only 18 candidates out of 169 applicants. Successful candidates (or "agrégés") choose the university where they are appointed based on their rank.
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Former Research Fellow Michael De Boeck awarded with Doctoral degree from Ghent University and the University of Luxembourg

We are extremely happy that another member of the International Max Planck Research School for Successful Dispute Resolution (IMPRS-SDR) Michael De Boeck has been awarded a Doctoral degree from Ghent University and University of Luxembourg (joint Ph.D).
Michael's thesis on "The compatibility of investor-state dispute settlement provisions in Bilateral Investment Treaties and the Energy Charter Treaty with EU Law" examines the relationship between ISDS provisions in bilateral...


Research Fellow Stavroula Angoura awarded with Doctoral degree from the University of Luxembourg

We are delighted to announce that our Research Fellow and member of International Max Planck Research School for Successful Dispute Resolution (IMPRS-SDR) Stavroula Angoura has been awarded a Doctoral degree by the Université du Luxembourg.
On 13 July 2020, Stavroula defended successfully her PhD dissertation on “The impartiality and independence of arbitrators in international commercial arbitration”.
Her thesis investigates whether a common international public policy core exists with regard...


Now available online: Webinar "Draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Low-Hanging Fruit or Unreachable Goal?" (July 2, 2020)

Watch it on the MPI Luxembourg Youtube channel: https://lnkd.in/etGfz9a A draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) was recently published by the Secretariats of ICSID and UNCITRAL, at the request of States negotiating in UNCITRAL's Working Group III. A Code of Conduct has the potential to address many of the criticisms faced by ISDS and could be an important tool to reform the ISDS system. This webinar, moderated by Prof. Ruiz Fabri, gathered experts and...


Research Fellow Javier Garcia Olmedo awarded with Doctoral degree from the University of Luxembourg

We are thrilled to announce that Javier Garcia Olmedo, Research Fellow of the International Max Planck Research School for Successful Dispute Resolution (IMPRS-SDR), has been awarded the Doctoral degree by the University of Luxembourg. On 3 July 2020, Javier Garcia Olmedo successfully defended his doctoral dissertation titled “The (mis)use of nationality in international investment law: an analysis of remedies against nationality planning”. The Jury gathered Prof. Dr Herwig Hofmann (President, U...