12th May 2017
Time: 09:00 to 17:00 (Registration from 08:30)
Venue: Brunei Gallery at SOAS, London WC1H 0XG
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Interaction between public law regulating economic crime and private investor-state dispute resolution has given rise to a significant theoretical and practical problems, which the Twenty Eighth ITF Public Conference will address. Leading arbitrators and practitioners drawn primarily from ITF members will discuss the challenges and risks related to allegations of economic crimes in international investment arbitration.
The panellists will discuss breach of substantive national and international law obligations, particularly related to corruption and tax evasion, as a bar to jurisdiction of investment tribunals. The conference will also address the effect of economic crimes on the merits of investor-state disputes, including issues of state attribution and responsibility and the effect of domestic proceedings.
In addition, a special panel will deal with evidentiary challenges of allegations of economic crimes in investor-state disputes and will touch upon issues such as burden of proof, evidentiary privileges and freedom of information.
- Jay Alexander, Baker Botts
- Arif Ali, Dechert
- Andrea Bjorklund, McGill University Faculty of Law
- George Burn, Vinson & Elkins
- Dr Jean Ho, National University of Singapore
- Yarik Kryvoi, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
- Lucinda Low, Steptoe & Johnson & American Society of International Law
- Wendy Miles QC, Debevoise & Plimpton
- Michael O'Kane, Peters & Peters Solicitors
- Cecily Rose, Leiden University
- Noah Rubins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
- Christer Söderlund, Morssing & Nycander
- Professor Surya Subedi, OBE, QC, University of Leeds
- Baiju Vasani, Jones Day
Background reading: Y. Kryvoi, 'Economic Crimes in International Investment Law', ICLQ (2018)
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- Individual - £210
- Full-time Academic - £150
- Full-time Student - £66
- Individual - £350
- Full-time Academic - £250
- Full-time Student - £110
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