Investor - State Arbitration - Using International Law to Protect Investments Abroad
Investing abroad can be both an attractive and risky bet for British businesses and investors. A core way to mitigate the risks of foreign investments is to rely on investment treaty law, a system through which investors can achieve recourse from foreign governments in the event of a dispute.
Aimed at transactional lawyers and commercial litigators, this live broadcast session will take you through the fundamentals of investment treaties and Investor-State arbitration.
The session will include examples of the system's success together with its limitations - including the European Court of Justice decision in Slovak Republic v Achmea, which found that certain Investor-State arbitration provisions involving EU parties violated EU law.
The session will also show you how to structure foreign investments to obtain investment treaty protection. Equally, the session will discuss practical steps your clients should take to maximise their chances of success in an Investor-State arbitration.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
- The legal protections available to your clients under investment treaties
- Advising your clients on the possibility of Investor-State arbitration and its benefits
- How to evaluate your clients' need for protection
- The key steps of an Investor-State arbitration - from filing to enforcement of the award
- How to structure investments to obtain optimal protection
- Practical steps your clients can take to maximise their chances of success in an Investor-State arbitration
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.
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