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

Date: 18th October 2019

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Venue: Woburn House Conference Centre, 20-24 Tavistock Square, LONDON, WC1H 9HQ

Lunch sponsored by

Event Details

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.

Speakers include:

  • Juan Fernández-Armesto, Armesto & Asociados (keynote address)
  • Arif Ali, Dechert LLP
  • Antolín Fernández Antuña, Antuña & Partners
  • 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.
  • Philip Haberman, Haberman Ilett LLP and BIICL Board of Trustees
  • David Herlihy, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Prof Yarik Kryvoi, Investment Treaty Forum Director
  • Aron Skogman, Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB
  • Huawei Sun, Zhong Lun Law Firm

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

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Pricing & 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
  • Student: £185


  • Individual: £395
  • Concession: £305
  • Student: £305

Please note that Concession fees are applicable to academics, staff of government and NGOs.

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 7 CPD hours.


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

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