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Thirty Second ITF Public Conference: State Responsibility in Investment Law

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10th May 2019

Time: 09:00-17:00 (Registration from 08:30)

Venue: BMA House, Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury,
London WC1H 9JP

The event will bring together arbitrators, leading practitioners and academics working in the area of international investment law.

The conference will cover a range of issues related to State responsibility, including:

  • circumstances precluding wrongfulness
  • force majeure
  • distress and necessity
  • fundamental change of circumstances
  • attribution for the conduct of different branches of government, State entities, provinces and municipalities
  • contributory fault
  • responsibility for continuous and composite acts
  • cumulative effect of a series of acts.

Confirmed speakers include

  • Prof Vaughan Lowe QC, Essex Court Chambers & University of Oxford (keynote address)
  • Charles Claypoole, Latham & Watkins
  • Dr Stuart Dutson, Simmons & Simmons
  • Greg Falkof, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Prof Matthew Happold, University of Luxembourg
  • Loretta Malintoppi, 39 Essex Chambers
  • Edward Poulton, Baker McKenzie
  • Prof Christoph Schreuer,
  • Anthony Sinclair, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
  • Belinda Paiseley, Reed Smith
  • David Pawlak, David A. Pawlak LLC
  • Kate Cervantes-Knox, DLA Piper
  • Suzanne Spears, Allen & Overy
  • Sylvia Tonova, Jones Day
  • Chanaka Wickremasinghe, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Additional speakers will be announced later.

Conference convened by Prof Yarik Kryvoi, Senior Research Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum. This conference is a part of the London International Disputes Week. #LIDW19

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Pricing and Registration

Free to attend for members of the Investment Treaty Forum. ITF Members wishing to attend should register by emailing the Events team.

For all other attendees the following fees apply:

BIICL Members

  • Individual: £235
  • Concession: £185


  • Individual: £395
  • Concession: £305

Concession fees are applicable to academics, students, staff of government and NGO's.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team.

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 6 CPD hours.

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