2016 IIEL Annual Report

IIEL is pleased to release its 2016 Annual Report.  Thank you to the many students, faculty, alumni, colleagues and friends who made these past several months so enjoyable and interesting.  We look forward to working with you in the future, and extend our very best wishes from campus for a productive summer.

Over 100 Paper & Panel Proposals Received re: Fall 2016 ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group Biennial Meeting

IIEL is pleased to co-sponsor the 2016 Biennial Meeting of ASIL’s International Economic Law Interest Group.  We look forward to welcoming participants to Georgetown Law from September 30-October 1 for a conference on “Making International Economic Law Work: Integrating Disciplines and Broadening Policy Choices.”  This theme fully reflects IIEL’s cross-disciplinary ethos.  We hope that you […]

16th Annual WTO Conference – June 10th & 11th, Geneva

On June 10-11, 2016, IIEL hosted the 16th Annual WTO Conference in Geneva, a “can’t miss” event addressing cutting-edge international economic law developments of interest to academics and practitioners alike. Originally established in 2000 through a partnership between the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and Georgetown Law’s Institute of International Economic Law […]

Georgetown Law ELSA Moot Court Team Advances to Quarterfinals – Global Round – Geneva, June 2016

Congratulations to Georgetown Law’s ELSA Moot Court team for advancing to the Quarterfinal Round of the 2016 European Law Students Association (ELSA) global moot court competition held in Geneva the first week of June, 2016!  The competition began with ninety (90) teams, and Georgetown’s cadre achieved the honor of being the highest-placing U.S. team. Coaches […]

Inaugural JIEL John Jackson Prize

IIEL is delighted to congratulate Gregory Shaffer, Robert Wolfe and Vinhcent Le, winners of the inaugural John Jackson Prize with their article “Can Informal Law Discipline Subsidies?” Gregory Shaffer is Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law; Robert Wolfe is Professor at Queen’s University School of Policy Studies; Vinhcent Le is […]

Celebrating the Life of Professor John H. Jackson

Memorial Service and Reception in honor of University Professor John H. Jackson. On Friday, 29 April 2016, colleagues and friends joined the Georgetown Law community to celebrate the life and legacy of University Professor John H. Jackson, who died on November 7, 2015, at the age of 83. The founding Faculty Director of the Institute […]

DebtCon1 – The First Annual Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research & Management Conference

DebtCon1 and IIEL’s own Anna Gelpern mentioned in April 26 and April 27, 2016 Financial Times podcasts on sovereign bankruptcy.  April 26 Podcast: “When a country goes bankrupt…[i]n the first episode of a four part series on sovereign bankruptcy, the FT’s Robin Wigglesworth looks at how and when countries fall into distress, and examines whether Italy’s […]

Systemic Risk in the Global Economy

IIEL and Georgetown Law’s Securities & Financial Law Organization recently co-hosted a discussion of Systemic Risk in the Global Economy, followed by an informal reception for participants, sponsored by Skadden. Systemic Risk in the Global Economy Co-sponsored with the Securities & Financial Law Organization (SFLO) Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Gewirz Building, 12th floor, 120 F […]

40th Anniversary of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

On April 25th, IIEL and Georgetown Law’s Center for Transnational Business and the Law celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA). Judge Dianne Wood was the keynote speaker, and we honored Monroe Leigh, who as State Department Legal Adviser had a lead role in FSIA enactment. This one-day conference assessed U.S. […]

Taxation and European Union State Aid Law: The European Commission’s Investigation Into Whether Certain Tax Rulings Constitute State Aid

Karl Soukup, Director, Directorate General Competition, European Commission Robert Stack, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Tax Affairs (Tax Policy), Washington Itai Grinberg, Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Taxation of Intellectual Property in a Global Economy

Georgetown Law’s Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) and the International Tax Policy Forum (ITPF) were pleased to host March 11th’s high-profile conference examining the taxation of intellectual property in a global economy. Featuring Keynote Remarks by Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers The United States now lags behind its global competitors […]

IIEL Faculty Director & Professor Chris Brummer Nominated to U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

The White House announced that President Barack Obama has nominated Georgetown Law Professor Chris Brummer to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. “We are thrilled that Chris has been honored by this nomination as commissioner,” said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor. “He is a brilliant thinker, an inspiring teacher and a dedicated public servant. […]

John D. Greenwald Memorial Endowment

Georgetown Law has received a $300,000 gift from the firm Cassidy Levy Kent in memory of the firm’s partner John D. Greenwald, who passed away last year. The John D. Greenwald Memorial Endowment will support student writing awards and annual events and lectures on international trade law. The John D. Greenwald Memorial Endowed Fund will […]

2016 International Trade Update

IIEL was pleased to be a 2016 co-sponsor of Georgetown Law’s well-known International Trade Update (ITU). This annual event offers the largest opportunity for international trade practitioners and commentators to discuss developments in international trade law, as well as their impact for lawyers, judges, diplomats and regulators. Speakers routinely include many of the most high […]

Law in a Globalized World

The Embassy of Switzerland and Georgetown Law cordially invite you to attend the first event in a series of programs addressing, “Law in a Globalized World.”  The inaugural program will explo