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Thirty Third ITF Public Conference: Valuation of Damages in International Investment Law

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18th October 2019

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

Venue: Woburn House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ

The conference will address challenges of valuation of damages in international investment law. The speakers will include a mix of law firm partners, independent arbitrators, academics and valuation experts.

Topics covered include:

  • What makes valuation in investor-State disputes different from commercial arbitration (involvement of sovereigns, country risk premiums, expropriation compensation and claims for less than full value, the social impact)
  • Proving damages (reasonably proven and speculative losses, the burden of proof, "best evidence", the impact of hindsight information)
  • Quantification of damages (differences between "full reparation," "full compensation" and "fair market value", other valuation standards, valuation methods used in recent awards)
  • The effect of contributory negligence
  • Moral damages and other issues.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Juan Fernández-Armesto, Armesto & Asociados (keynote address)
  • Arif Ali, Dechert LLP
  • Christina Beharry, Foley Hoag LLP
  • Ronnie Barnes, Cornerstone Research
  • Christophe Bondy, Cooley LLP
  • Jeffery Commission, Burford Capital LLC
  • Diane Desierto, University of Notre Dame
  • Marcos D. Garcia Dominguez, University of Chicago
  • John Elisson, FTI Consulting Inc.
  • David Herlihy, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Aron Skogman, Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB

More details to be announced shortly.

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

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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 NGOs.

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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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