This volume emanates from an expert workshop that was held at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, in early March 2019. A group of international humanitarian law and international investment law experts – many of whom have contributed to this volume – came together to discuss the interplay between international investment law and the legal regimes that apply in armed or ‘frozen’ conflicts and to disputed territories. Reports about the workshop have been published by Maximilian Bertamini (Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 2 June 2019) and by Valentin J Schatz ((2019) 2 jilpac 107).
Both the workshop and the work on this publication have been generously supported by Ruhr-University Bochum’s Research School plus, funded by Germany’s Excellence Initiative [dfg gsc 98/3]. We wish to express our sincerest thanks in this respect also to Dr Sarah Gemicioglu, who greatly contributed to the successful organisation of the workshop and beyond in her capacity as coordinator of rub Research School plus. Our gratitude further goes to Maximilian Bertamini, Benedikt Behlert, Theresa Bosl, Van Hoang, Tim Potthast, Robin Ramsahye, and Ella Schönleben, who ensured that the workshop in Bochum was the success that it became, and to Rouven Diekjobst for his editorial assistance during the preparation of this volume. Additionally, we are indebted to Dr Isabella Risini and Tim Rauschning, who contributed their expertise and significant time to help us peer-review the drafts of the contributions in this volume.
Finally, we wish to express our thanks to the editors of the Nijhoff International Investment Law Series for accepting this volume into the series, to Brill Nijhoff generally, and to Kelley Baylis for her support in particular.
Tobias Ackermann and Sebastian Wuschka
Berlin and Hamburg, June 2020