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Thirty Second ITF Public Conference: State Responsibility in Investment Law

Date: 10th May 2019

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Venue: BMA House, Tavistock Square, LONDON, WC1H 9JP

Event Details

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 to discuss 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 and the cumulative effect of a series of acts.

The speakers will draw on practical examples from their practice as well as hypothetical scenarios related to Brexit, the Arab Spring, sanctions, military hostilities and other situations.

This conference is a part of the London International Disputes Week #LIDW19.


  • Prof Christoph Schreuer, (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
  • Kate Corby, Baker McKenzie
  • Lord Goldsmith QC, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Dr Anthony Sinclair, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
  • David Pawlak, David A. Pawlak LLC
  • Théobald Naud, DLA Piper
  • Suzanne Spears, Allen & Overy
  • Sylvia Tonova, Jones Day
  • Chanaka Wickremasinghe, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

View the Conference brochure with the programme and the bios of speakers

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

Join in the conversation @BIICL #ITFLaw

Pricing and Registration



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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