International Investment Law & State Capitalism

The Athens Public International Law Center (Athens PIL) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Law is hosting a Colloquium on ‘International Investment Law & State Capitalism’ which will take place on 15 and 16 October 2020 in Athens, Greece.

The Colloquium on ‘International Investment Law & State Capitalism’ is jointly organized by Athens PIL; the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) at Tilburg University (the Netherlands); and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) College of Law (Qatar). The Colloquium is convened by Panos Delimatsis (Tilburg Law School), Georgios

Dimitropoulos (HBKU College of Law), and Anastasios Gourgourinis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Law; Athens PIL).

The organizers of the Colloquium invite scholars working in the relevant fields to submit abstracts of a conceptual, theoretical and empirical nature on the following, broadly defined areas:

  • The Foundations of International Economic Order in the Age of State Capitalism
  • Sovereign Investors in the Age of State Capitalism
  • Inward and Outward Sovereign Investments in the Age of State Capitalism
  • Arbitrating Sovereign Investment Disputes in the Age of State Capitalism: procedural issues
  • Arbitrating Sovereign Investment Disputes in the Age of State Capitalism: merits issues

Senior and junior academics and practitioners with a legal, economic or other social science background (including PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers) are invited to participate to the call for papers of the Colloquium on ‘International Investment Law & State Capitalism’ .

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of original papers which are neither published nor accepted for publication when the Colloquium takes place, by 15 March 2020. 

Abstracts must not exceed 800 words, must be anonymous and not identify the name or affiliation of the author(s) in the abstract, the title, or the name of the document, and must be submitted to the following email addresses:;; and

In addition to the abstract, each submission should contain, as a separate file, a short (one-page) author’s CV, including the author’s name and affiliation and contact details and a list of relevant publications.

Papers will be selected based on submitted abstracts, subject to double-blind peer review. Only one abstract per author will be considered.

Authors of selected abstracts for the Colloquium will be notified by 15 April 2020. Following this, they must submit a draft paper (6,000-8,000 words) words by 15 August 2020. The draft papers will be distributed to the other participants in advance to facilitate an in-depth discussion during the Colloquium.

After the Colloquium, submission of final papers (up to 12,000 words) by authors is due by 15 November 2020. Final papers will be considered for publication, subject to further peer review, either as an edited volume with a reputable publisher or as a special edition of a law journal.


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