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Executive programme 2023 : the settlement of international investment disputes

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This course covers how foreign investors may pursue legal protection of their investments by relying on international dispute settlement mechanisms.

Over the past twenty years, global flows of foreign direct investment have increased at an astounding annual growth rate of over 25 percent. Multinational corporations and their overseas investment activities have become an immensely important, but often contentious, aspect of globalization.

In order to ensure the attraction of foreign direct investment and capital flows, a large network of investment treaties and customary international law obligations has been developed for the legal protection of international investments. Investment treaties also provide an additional layer of protection by empowering foreign investors to bring investment claims against a host State for breaches of international law.

As an introduction to the subject, this course offers a foundational treatment of international investment law and investment treaty dispute settlement. It deals with both substantive and procedural aspects of international investment law, investment arbitration, and conciliation, exploring its theoretical underpinnings and practical implications. As investment treaty arbitration is a different creature from international commercial arbitration, this course will teach lawyers and students the basic blocks of how to conduct an investment arbitration, providing a grounding on the practical and substantive aspects, issues of law, and procedure.

Tuesday 28th March 2023 to Thursday 30th March 2023
From 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

More information and application contact buci.chan(@)u-paris2.fr

 

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