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Thirty Sixth ITF Public Conference: Time Limits in International Investment Law (in person)

Date: 22 October 2021

Time: 09.00 - 17.30 (UK Time)

Venue: Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB

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Event Details

On 22 October 2021, the Investment Treaty Forum brings together senior practitioners, arbitrators, academics and other experts to discuss time limits in international investment law. The topics will include retroactive application of law, application of treaties before entry into force (including provisional application), continuous breaches, the applicability of commercial law statutes of limitation in ISDS, sunset clauses in international investment agreements, and the consequences of mutually agreed termination of treaties.

Download the conference brochure with bios of speakers

See also: Kryvoi, Y. and Matos, S., 2021. Non-Retroactivity as a General Principle of Law. Utrecht Law Review, 17(1), pp.46-58 

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09:00 - 09:10
Opening remarks
Prof Yarik Kryvoi, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London

09:10 - 10:00
Keynote address: Prof Kaj Hobér, Uppsala University and 3 Verulam Buildings, Sweden
Time limits in international investment law

10:00 - 11:30
Panel 1: Jurisdiction ratione temporis of investment tribunals

  • Chair: Prof Nicolas Angelet, UniversitĂ© Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels
  • Graham Coop, Volterra Fietta, Brussels - Application of treaties before their entry into force including provisional application
  • Katia Finkel, Baker McKenzie, London - Jurisdiction ratione temporis and corporate restructuring
  • Alexander Slade, Vinson & Elkins, London - Duration of ISDS proceedings: reform proposals and practical tips

11:30 - 11:45 - Networking break

11:45 - 13:15
Panel 2: Time limits and substantive protections

  • Chair: Ishita Pant, Energy Charter Treaty Secretariat, Brussels
  • Christophe Bondy, Steptoe & Johnson, London - Jurisdiction Ratione Temporis and Substantive Protection Ratione Temporis
  • Cameron Forsaith, Eversheds, London - Application of treaties to existing and pre-existing disputes
  • Danielle Morris, WilmerHale, Washington, DC - The effect of withdrawal from ICSID on ratione temporis jurisdiction of tribunals

13:15 - 14:00 - Lunch break

14:00 - 15:30
Panel 3: Retroactivity, sunset clauses and treaty termination

  • Chair: Norah Gallagher, Queen Mary University of London
  • Joachim Pohl, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris - Temporal validity of investment treaties
  • Nick Gallus, LK Law, Adelaide - The non-retroactivity presumption and retroactive application of law
  • Nick Lawn, Van Bael & Bellis, London - Consequences of mutually agreed termination of treaties, including on sunset clauses

15:30 - 15:45 - Networking break

15:45 - 17:15
Panel 4: Time limits and quantum

  • Chair: Sabine Konrad, Morgan Lewis, Frankfurt am Main
  • Thayananthan Baskaran, Baskaran, Kuala Lumpur - Time value of money
  • Ina Popova, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York - Date for establishing market price
  • Roula Harfouche, HKA, London - Pre-award interest and the date of damages assessment

17:15 - 17:30
Closing remarks
Vaughan Lowe QC, Essex Court Chambers, University of Oxford, Oxford

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 7 CPD hours.


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