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Investment Treaty Forum Special Conference: To Be or Not to Be for ISDS in TTIP? Vilnius, Lithuania

19th March 2015

Time: 14:00

Venue: Conference hall (1st floor), Scholarly Communication and Information Center of Vilnius University Library, SaulÄ—tekio ave. 5, Vilnius, Lithuania

This meeting will bring together a wide range of stakeholders to discuss the fate of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in the draft EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. This meeting will provide a platform for the first regional debate in the Baltic States about the status of existing bilateral investment treaties between the United States and individual EU member states and what ISDS in TTIP means for the region and the EU. The TTIP negotiations have inspired an EU-wide public debate about the future of ISDS in Europe's emerging investment treaty policy. Following the European Commission's recent consultation on TTIP, the Commission has turned to Member States for advice, asking whether to further reform or to abandon ISDS. This meeting will provide an opportunity for high-level discussion and debate of these issues.

Participants

Speakers

  • Raimondas Ališauskas - Advisor of the Department of Trade Policy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, lecturer at Law Faculty of Mykolas Riomeris University.
  • Janet Shannon - U.S. Department of State
  • Galina Zukova - White & Case
  • N. Jansen Calamita - Director, Investment Treaty Forum, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • Inga Martinkute - LAWIN
  • Christina Schuetz - Clifford Chance
  • Gaetan Verhoosel - Three Crowns LLP
  • Robert Volterra - Volterra Fietta LLP

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This event is accredited with 4 CPD points.

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This is an Investment Treaty Forum event and attendance is by invitation only.

For more information, contact Jansen Calamita, Director, Investment Treaty Forum.

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