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Young ITF Launch Debate: Amicus briefs and ISDS legitimacy crisis (In Person Participation)

Date: Thursday, 5 May 2022

Time: 18.00 - 19.30 (registration from 17.30)
Followed by a reception

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

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Event Details

On 5 May 2022, Young ITF will host its launch event.

The main aim of the Young ITF is to provide young professionals around the world with opportunities to develop their careers and interest in international economic law.

To further this objective, the Young ITF has an ambitious plan to introduce a new format of events. The idea is to organise quarterly debates where two teams would debate a topic relevant to international economic law. Importantly, each of the two teams would be composed of one arbitration thought leader and one junior arbitration practitioner.

This event will host our first-ever debate tackling the proposition:

"This House believes that greater use of Amicus briefs will address the legitimacy crisis that ISDS is facing"

The debate will be held in the hybrid format (online and in person) at BIICL and is subject to the Chatham House Rules.

Join the conversation @BIICL #YoungITF #ITFlaw #ISDS
  

Speakers

  • Professor Maxi Scherer, Special Counsel, WilmerHale & Professor of Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • Rebecca Zard, Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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  • Dr Martins Paparinskis, Reader in Public International Law, UCL
  • Patricia Snell, Associate, Covington & Burling
      

 
Pricing and Registration

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Programme

  
17:30 - 18:00     Registration

18:00 - 18:05    Welcome address Professor Yarik Kryvoi, Director, BIICL Investment Treaty Forum

18:05 - 18:10     Introduction to Young ITF Aleksander Kalisz, Member, Young ITF Steering Committee, Research Associate, King's College London

18:10 - 19:40     Debate: This House believes that greater use of Amicus Briefs will address the legitimacy crisis of ISDS (Chatham House Rule)

  • Professor Maxi Scherer, Special Counsel, WilmerHale, Professor of Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • Dr Martins Paparinskis, Reader in Public International Law, University College London
  • Rebecca Zard, Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Patricia Snell, Associate, Covington & Burling
  • Karolina Latasz, Member, Young ITF Steering Committee, Associate, Allen & Overy (moderator)

 
19:40 - 20:00    Drinks reception

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.

Contact

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Event Recording

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