Last year, our New York office moved to Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. This new location has breathtaking views and is a convenient base for an expanded team of Houthoff lawyers. As of 1 November 2020, Jessica den Dekker (Corporate M&A) and Matthew Brown (International Arbitration) joined partner Alexander Kaarls, resident counsel Bouke Boersma and office manager Jorge Jose. On January 1, 2021 Wieger Kop (Tax) also joined our New York office.
Bouke Boersma, Counsel at Houthoff, organises together with the New York State Bar Association the webinar Achmea Three Years on and Around the World on Wednesday 16 June 2021.
Three years after the Court of Justice of the European Union’s Achmea decision, which held that the arbitration agreement in the Netherlands-Slovakia bilateral investment treaty (BIT) was incompatible with EU law, the future of investment arbitration on the basis of intra-EU BITs and the Energy Charter Treaty is a subject of continuing debate.
The webinar will consider the latest developments following Achmea, its actual consequences for investor-state arbitration, its reception outside of the EU, and possible future developments in this area of law, including in the wake of Brexit, through a cross-Atlantic conversation between practitioners and arbitrators based in Europe and the United States.