This online conference will address limits of state regulatory powers under international law. The speakers will include a mix of law firm partners, independent arbitrators, academics and valuation experts. The topics covered will include the most recent developments in investor-state dispute resolution, new trends in investment treaty making, force majeure, hardship and the right to regulate as well as the impact of Brexit and COVID-19 on investors. We will also discuss differences between various regions and the practical ways how new international investment agreements can better balance protection of investors and interests of States.
10 September 2020 (13.30 - 17.00 BST)
13:30 - 13:40
Prof Yarik Kryvoi, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London
13:40 - 14:30
Keynote: Sylvie Tabet, Trade Law Bureau, Government of Canada, Ottawa
14:30 - 14:40 - refreshment break
14:40 - 16:00
Panel 1. Managing conflicting interests of states and investors: scoping the issues
Chair: Prof Robert Volterra, Volterra Fietta, London
• Dr Inga Martinkute, Vilnius University, Vilnius
• Roland Ziadé, Linklaters, Paris
• Louise Woods, Vinson & Elkins, London
16:00 - 16:10 - refreshment break
16:10 - 17:30
Panel 2. The right to regulate as interpreted in recent investor-state and commercial awards
Chair: Jessica Gladstone, Clifford Chance, London
• Manish Aggarwal, Three Crowns, London
• Thayananthan Baskaran, Baskaran, Kuala Lumpur
• Can Yeginsu, 4 New Square, London
11 September 2020 (13.30 - 16.30 BST)
13:30 - 14:50
Panel 3. New trends in bilateral and multilateral investment agreements: strengthening the state at the expense of the investor?
Chair: Diana Rosert, UNCTAD, Geneva
• David Gaukrodger, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris
• Robert Hunter, Osborne Clarke, Cologne
• Prof. Jansen Calamita, National University of Singapore, Singapore
14:50 - 15:00 - refreshment break
15:00 - 16:20
Panel 4. Force majeure, hardship and the right to regulate
Chair: Dr Aniruddha Rajput, International Law Commission and Withers, London
• Alan Bonfiglio Rios, Government of Mexico, Mexico
• Chloe Carswell, Reed Smith, London
• Ike Ehiribe, 7 Stones Chambers, London
16:20 - 16:30
Concluding remarks: José Manuel Gutiérrez Delgado, Government of Spain, Madrid
How will the online format work?
- full programme online including comfort breaks - you will also get a recording of all presentations and slides to refer back to
- plenty of time for information-rich discussion involving key policymakers, practitioners and academics
- conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies and the list of participants with affiliations
- speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Zoom online conference platform
- opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers (both written and oral)
- networking opportunities - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact
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This event offers the equivalent of 6 CPD hours.
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