Upcoming Seminars:
INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT TREATIES AND INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION
December 2-13, 2019

The use of investment treaties – including bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and free trade agreements (FTAs) - has exploded in recent years. Almost 3000 such treaties are in effect. Foreign investors have used BITs to initiate hundreds of international arbitration disputes against host governments with amounts ranging from a few million to several billion dollars in connection with foreign investments. This seminar teaches participants about international investment treaties and also how to prevent and resolve disputes arising from them. Additionally, it includes advanced instruction in how and when international arbitration proceedings are initiated against nations that violate international treaties.

   

Key Topics:

  • Minimum standards under customary international law
  • Background on the history of free trade and other agreements relating to investment
  • Substance of common investor protection clauses
  • Arbitration under various treaties, including ICSID, NAFTA, CAFTA, ECT and UNCITRAL
  • Role of the arbitral tribunal and conduct of proceedings
  • Recognition, enforcement and challenges to an arbitral award

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950
 

 

MULTILATERAL AND REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS
December 2-6, 2019

The seminar will cover the basic GATT and WTO rules, and examine the implications of the massive growth of Regional Trade Agreements. The course is designed to help governments and enterprises to take full advantage of the opportunities provided by multilateral and regional trade agreements, as well as to deal with their challenges. It will be taught by present and former senior government officials, leading academics and practitioners, and officials from multinational organizations.

   

Key Topics:

  • GATT and GATS provisions authorizing RTAs
  • The pros and cons of RTAs
  • The growth of "Megaregionals"
  • Dispute settlement in RTAs
  • Creation and operation of the WTO
  • WTO rules governing trade in goods, services and intellectual property
  • WTO dispute settlement

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950

 
 

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