UYA2018

International Investment and Trade Agreements: Recent Developments and Problems

25 October 2018

TOBB Plaza, Istanbul, Turkey

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International Investment and Trade Agreements: Recent Developments and Problems

Dear Participants,

We are very pleased to announce that an international conference on ‘International Investment and Trade Agreements: Recent Developments and Problems’ is going to be held in Istanbul, Turkey in October 25, 2018, by the University of Marmara, Faculty of Law, Department of Private International Law and Economic Development Foundation (İKV). We are looking forward to welcoming our colleagues from all around to world to participate in this international meeting. 

The main goal of the conference is to discuss the recent developments 
in the field of international investment and trade law. In this regard, we are looking forward to receiving the papers of our colleagues from all around the world in relation to international investment and trade agreements. The papers sent for the presentation will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee, formed by the Organizing Committee and the contributors of selected papers will be contacted back.

We kindly request from researchers who would like to give a presentation to send their abstracts to us via 
ikvinvestment2018@gmail.com e-mail address.

We will be proud of being with you in the conference in Istanbul, a fascinating historical city.   

Best regards,  
 
Conference Chairs 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çiğdem NAS
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa ERKAN

Conference Poster

Program

09.00-09.30 Opening Speeches

Mr. Ayhan Zeytinoğlu
 (IKV Chairman, Turkey)
Prof. Dr. Erol Özvar (
Rector, Marmara University, Turkey)

09.30-11.00 First Session: 
Recent Developments Regarding World Trade Order

Moderator
Prof. Dr. Haluk Kabaalioğlu (IKV Vice-Chairman, Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law)

1. 
Prof. Dr. Andrew D Mitchell (University of Melbourne, Australia) - Due Process & Reasonableness in International Trade & Investment Law
2. Prof. Dr. Csongor Istvan Nagy (
University of Szeged, Hungary) - Pride and prejudice: Is protectionism still an option in world trade?
3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Erkan
 (Marmara University, Turkey) - How Most Favoured Nation (MFN) Clauses in Treaties Affect Host Country: Turkey as a Case Study 
4
Mr. Mazharul Islam (South Asian University, India) - Legitimacy and Rationale: The Withdrawal of GSP Scheme

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00 Second Session: Regional Developments Regarding World Trade and Investment

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Sanem Baykal
 (Ankara University, Turkey)

1. Prof. Dr. Yao-Ming Hsu
 (National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan) - China’s “One Belt One Road” Initiative and China International Commercial Court
2. Mr. George Madoda
 (HSBC Bank, South Africa) - Sub-Saharan African countries investment measures and a recent contribution to their economic development
3. Dr. Fatih Serbest (Sabahattin Zaim University, Turkey) - Investment Treaty of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference as a Multilateral Investment Protection Agreement: A Little Known but Promising Instrument
4. Ms. Ayşegül Ketenci (
Yıldız Technical University, Turkey) - Current Impact of Russia’s Membership to the World Trade Organization

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.30 Third Session: 
Recent Developments Regarding Investment Law

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Günseli Öztekin Gelgel (
Istanbul University, Turkey)

1. Prof. Dr. Yusuf Çalışkan (
Ibn Haldun University, Turkey& Att. Ahmet Dülger (Istanbul Bar, Turkey) - Time for the Appeal Tribunal in Investment Arbitration: Lessons from WTO
2. Dr. Hande Ünsal
 (Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey) - Reform In Investment Treaty Regime: A Myth Or Reality?
3. Dr. Berk Demirkol (
Galatasaray University, Turkey) - Holding the State Responsible Directly for the Breach of the New York Convention in Investment Treaty Arbitration
4. Dr. Esra Yıldız Üstün
 (Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Turkey) - In-House Solution For Non-Compliance Of ICSID Awards

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break

16.00-17.30 Fourth Session: Sectoral Trends & Trade Wars

Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Nas (IKV Secretary General)

1. Dr. Özlem Canbeldek Akın
 (Near East University, Northern Cyprus) - An Analysis of Trump Tariffs In The Context of Steel Sector
2. Mr. Erman Ereke (International Transporters Association, Turkey) - Impact of Transit Barriers on Road Transport Sector
3. Res. Asst. Ali Önal
 (Anadolu University, Turkey) - The Role of the World Trade Organization In The New Generation Trade Wars And The Evaluation Of The International Private Law Competition Rules
4. Res. Asst. Kazım Çınar (
Marmara University, Turkey) - The Principle of National Treatment in International Trade and Investment Law and Recent Developments

17.30 - 17.45 - Closing Remark: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Erkan (Marmara University)

Organizing Committee

  • Res. Asst. Kazım ÇINAR

    Faculty of Law, University of Marmara, Türkiye

  • Assoc. Prof. Mustafa ERKAN

    Faculty of Law, University of Marmara, Türkiye

  • Res. Asst. Seçil ETLİOĞLU

    Faculty of Law, University of Marmara, Türkiye

  • Dr. H. Akif KARACA

    Faculty of Law, University of Marmara, Türkiye

  • Assoc. Prof. Çiğdem NAS

    Economic Development Foundation (İKV), Türkiye

  • Prof. Dr. Sibel ÖZEL

    Faculty of Law, University of Marmara, Türkiye

  • Res. Asst. Ayşenur ÖZTÜRK

    Faculty of Law, University of Marmara, Türkiye

  • Assoc. Prof. Hatice Selin PÜRSELİM ARNİNG

    Faculty of Law, University of Marmara, Türkiye

  • Res. Asst. Elif Selen BATIGÜN

    Faculty of Law, University of Marmara, Türkiye

  • Res. Asst. Can YÖNEY

    Faculty of Law, University of Marmara, Türkiye

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  • Bozkurt ARAN

    The Economy Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV), Türkiye

  • Assoc. Prof. Pınar ARTIRAN

    Faculty of Law, Istanbul Bilgi University, Türkiye

  • Prof. Dr. Sanem BAYKAL

    Faculty of Law, Ankara University, Türkiye

  • Assoc. Prof. Mustafa ERKAN

    Faculty of Law, University of Marmara, Türkiye

  • Prof. Dr. Yaoming HSU

    College of Law, National Cheng-Chi University, Tayvan

  • Prof. Dr. Haluk KABAALİOĞLU

    Economic Development Foundation (İKV), Türkiye

  • Prof. Dr. Andrea LISTA

    School of Law, University of Exeter (Chair in Commercial Law), Birleşik Krallık

  • Prof. Dr. (Munir) A F M MANIRUZZAMAN

    Portsmouth Law School, University of Portsmouth (Chair in International and Business Law), Birleşik Krallık

  • Prof. Dr. Andrew MITCHELL

    Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Avustralya

  • Assoc. Prof. Çiğdem NAS

    Economic Development Foundation (İKV), Türkiye

  • Prof. Dr. Sibel ÖZEL

    Faculty of Law, University of Marmara, Türkiye

  • Dr. Mavluda SATTOROVA

    School of Law, University of Liverpool, Birleşik Krallık

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When and where will the conference take place?

    The conference will take place on October 25, 2018 at TOBB Plaza Conference Hall. The full address for the venue is as follows: Esentepe Mahallesi, Harman Sokağı No:8, 34394 Şişli/Istanbul, Turkey. For the Google Maps link of the venue, please see: https://goo.gl/maps/BCLXiCbfNb62

  • How can I register for the conference?

    You can register for the conference by filling out the form available under the "Register" section on this page. The said link can also accessed via the following link: http://etkinlik.marmara.edu.tr/uluslararasiyatirim#register.

  • Do I have to pay to attend?

    No, the conference is free of charge.

  • In which language the conference will take place?

    The conference will take place in both English and Turkish languages. A simultaneous translation service will also be provided.

  • When is the deadline for the submission of papers?

    The deadline for the submission of papers was 15 September 2018. Thus the said deadline has passed. We would like to everyone who sent us abstracts for their interest.

  • From whom consists of the Scientific Committee?

    The Scientific Committee consists of Prof. Dr. Yaoming Hsu (National Cheng-Chi University), Prof. Dr. Andrea Lista (University of Exeter), Prof. Dr. (Munir) A F M Maniruzzaman (University of Portsmouth), Prof. Dr. Andrew Mitchell (University of Melbourne), Dr. Mavluda Sattorova (University of Liverpool), Prof. Dr. Sanem Baykal (Ankara University), Prof. Dr. Haluk Kabaalioğlu (Economic Development Foundation), Prof. Dr. Sibel Özel (University of Marmara), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pınar Artıran (Istanbul Bilgi University), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Erkan (University of Marmara) , Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Nas (Economic Development Foundation) and Bozkurt Aran (The Economy Policy Research Foundation of Turkey).

  • From whom consists of the Organizing Committee?

    The Organizing Committee consists of Prof. Dr. Sibel Özel, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Erkan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Nas, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hatice Selin Pürselim Arning, Dr. H. Akif Karaca, Res. Asst. Kazım Çınar, Res. Asst. Can Yöney, Res. Asst. Ayşenur Öztürk, Res. Asst. Elif Selen Batıgün and Res. Asst. Seçil Etlioğlu.

  • How can I contact you?

    You can contact us via our e-mail address ikvinvestment2018@gmail.com.

Contact

TOBB Plaza, Esentepe Mahallesi, Harman Sokağı No: 8, 34394 Levent, Şişli/İstanbul.

Contact : Mustafa ERKAN