Twelfth Investment Treaty Forum Public Conference

Investment Treaties at 50: Host State Perspectives

Friday 15 May 2009 09:00 to 16:30


The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, 8 South Square, London, WC1R 5ET


Keynote speaker:
Judge Stephen M. Schwebel

Sir Franklin Berman QC
, Essex Court Chambers
Professor Sir Elihu Lauterpacht CBE QC, 20 Essex Street
Professor Maurice Mendelson QC, Blackstone Chambers

Alvaro C Galindo, Director, International Litigation and Arbitration Unit, Solicitor General Office, Republic of Ecuador
Norah Gallagher, Director Investment Treaty Forum, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Luis Gonzalez Garcia, Matrix Chambers (Former Deputy General Counsel for investment claims and treaty negotiations, Mexico)
Dan Jacobs, Senior BIT Negotiator, Bilateral Investment Treaty Program, US Department of State
Dr Marek Jezewski, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw; Advisor to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on BIT matters, Poland
Anna Joubin-Bret, Senior Legal Advisor, Policies and Capacity-building Branch Division on Investment and Enterprise UNCTAD, Geneva
Dr Lahra Liberti, Legal Adviser, Investment Division, OECD
Professor Vaughan Lowe QC, Essex Court Chambers, Chichele Professor of International Law and Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford
Loretta Malintoppi, Eversheds, Paris
Andrea J. Menaker, White & Case LLP, Washington, DC
Professor Wenhua Shan, Xi'an Jiaotong University and Oxford Brookes University
Radek Snabl, Director of the International Law Department, Ministry of Finance, Czech Republic
Margrete Stevens, Consultant, King & Spalding LLP, Washington DC
Matthew Weiniger, Herbert Smith LLP
José-Antonio Rivas, Director of Foreign Investment and Services, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism, Colombia

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