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SAVE THE DATE: Counterclaims in Investor-State Arbitration

6th November 2019

Time: 18:00-19:30 (registration from 17:30)
Followed by a drinks reception

Venue: DLA Piper, 160 Aldersgate Street, Barbican,
London EC1A 4HT

As the system of investor-state disputes is criticised by some as biased in favour of investors. One aspect of this bias is that many investment treaties only place obligations on the host State to promote and protect foreign investment. The treaties normally do not seek to regulate the conduct of investors. As such, counterclaims from States have been rare and usually only arise in the context of some other specific investment agreement or national law.

The panel will consider the circumstances in which States may advance counterclaims and look at recent developments which will make counterclaims increasingly likely. The discussion will analyse the new breed of investment treaties and, in particular, the inclusion of new provisions which place obligations on investors, notably in respect of social and environmental impact.

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Event convened by Prof Yarik Kryvoi, Senior Research Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum.

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This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.

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