Date: 14 November 2023
Time: 18.30 - 20.00 (Registration from 18.00)
Followed by a drinks reception
In the wake of the climate crisis, States are increasingly reconsidering whether their existing international commitments have struck the right balance between economic liberalisation and the sovereign right to regulate. This was nowhere more pronounced than in the European Union's announcement that it would be withdrawing from the Energy Charter Treaty, citing concerns about the impact of investor-State dispute settlement on transforming the energy sector. But who is to blame for this growing dissatisfaction? States themselves, who have negotiated treaties with inherent asymmetries? Or the tribunals, who have routinely rendered multi-million and billion dollar awards in favour of energy and gas conglomerates?
In this debate, both senior and junior professionals will consider whether States or tribunals are responsible for the failure to give sufficient weight to environmental concerns.
- Naomi Briercliffe, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
- Agata Daszko, Research Fellow, The University of Göttingen
- Professor Martins Paparinskis, UCL and the International Law Commission
- Belén María Ibañez, Associate, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Pricing and Registration
This event is free to attend but pre-registration is required here.