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The dark side of investment agreements
 
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Movements around the world have put the spotlight on bailouts and tax evasion that have enriched the 1% at the expense of the 99% but this is only part of the picture. This popular video animation exposes how international investment agreements are also at the heart of an international economic system that is enriching a small corporate elite at the public expense. This video shows how: •corporate lawsuits against governments have risen by almost 1200% since 1990 •Argentina's legal bill for fighting corporate lawsuits has come to US$ 912 million, equivalent to the annual average salary of 140,000 teachers or 75,000 public hospital doctors • corporate lawyers, based mainly in the UK and US, are earning around $800 dollars an hour encouraging corporations to sue governments
What is BILATERAL INVESTMENT TREATY? What does BILATERAL INVESTMENT TREATY mean?
 
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What is BILATERAL INVESTMENT TREATY? What does BILATERAL INVESTMENT TREATY mean? BILATERAL INVESTMENT TREATY meaning - BILATERAL INVESTMENT TREATY definition - BILATERAL INVESTMENT TREATY explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. A bilateral investment treaty (BIT) is an agreement establishing the terms and conditions for private investment by nationals and companies of one state in another state. This type of investment is called foreign direct investment (FDI). BITs are established through trade pacts. A nineteenth-century forerunner of the BIT is the friendship, commerce, and navigation treaty (FCN). Most BITs grant investments made by an investor of one Contracting State in the territory of the other a number of guarantees, which typically include fair and equitable treatment, protection from expropriation, free transfer of means and full protection and security. The distinctive feature of many BITs is that they allow for an alternative dispute resolution mechanism, whereby an investor whose rights under the BIT have been violated could have recourse to international arbitration, often under the auspices of the ICSID (International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes), rather than suing the host State in its own courts. This process is called investor-state dispute settlement. The world's first BIT was signed on November 25, 1959 between Pakistan and Germany. There are currently more than 2500 BITs in force, involving most countries in the world. Influential capital exporting states usually negotiate BITs on the basis of their own "model" texts (such as the Indian or U.S. model BIT). NGOs have spoken against the use of BITs, stating that they are mostly designed to protect the foreign investors and do not take into account obligations and standards to protect the environment, labour rights, social provisions or natural resources. Moreover, when such clauses are agreed upon the formulation is legally very open-ended and unpredictable.
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Recalibrating International Investment Law
 
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Keynote address from the "Reforming International Investment Law: Opportunities, Challenges, Paradigms" conference at Boston College Law School. Speakers Chair: Prof. Sebastian Lopez Escarcena, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Keynote Speaker: Eric de Brabandere, "Recalibrating international investment law - The Communicating Vessels of Investment Protection and Investor Obligations"
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International Investment Agreement Reform: Phase II
 
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Listen to Ms. Tuerk talk about trends in the International Investment Agreement (IIA) universe and options for reform. This video was recorded for CCSI's 3rd Annual Executive Training Program on Investment Treaties and Arbitration for Government Official, 2017.
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International Trade Law and International Investment Law
 
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International trade law and international investment law are largely contained in separate but overlapping legal regimes, but both share the general objectives of providing security and predictability to economic agents and increasing world prosperity by reducing barriers to international flows of goods, services, and investment. This panel will consider whether the international trade and investment law dichotomy appears increasingly anachronistic, or whether each regime is maturing according to complementary principles. Is there a need for greater coherence?
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The Law of Investment Treaties
 
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BOOK REVIEW THE LAW OF INVESTMENT TREATIES Second Edition By Jeswald W Salacuse OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS The Oxford International Law library ISBN: 978 0 19870 397 6 www.oup.com FOR INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS SPECIALISING IN A NEW BRANCH OF INTERNATIONAL LAW An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers Now here’s a relatively new and fast expanding area of the law – and here’s a book that will be of special interest to international lawyers, particularly those who deal with investment treaties, or are contemplating doing so. As a result of the relatively recent increase in such treaties and arbitral decisions, ‘the law of investment treaties’ has come to be recognized as a new branch of international law: The author, Jeswald A. Salacuse, Professor of Law at Tufts University in Massachusetts – and Diplomacy at Tufts University -- mentions that approximately 3,300 investment treaties have been created since the end of World War II, with new agreements emerging almost monthly from diplomatic negotiations -- clearly a phenomenon resulting from increasing globalization and the consequent globalization of business. Published by the Oxford University Press as part of the Oxford International Law Library, the new second edition of this highly regarded work examines every conceivable aspect of investment treaties. Fundamentally, however, the investment treaty does two things. First, it grants special protective rights to foreign investors. Secondly, it allows investors to enforce those rights, usually by international arbitration. The main motivation behind the investment treaty is that investors and their home countries wish to protect themselves from political risk. The author also makes the point that the applicable investment law is founded on treaties. This means that the distinct features of the investment treaty differentiate it from ‘the customary international law of investment.’ Investment treaties have been transformative in that, as is discussed in this book, they have emerged as the fundamental tool by which two countries will create a treaty which sets down rules governing investments by their respective nationals in each other’s countries. NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement is an example. In the words of the author, the book aims to ‘examine investment treaties of all varieties in a comprehensive and integrated fashion.’ It therefore embarks on a close examination and analysis of the law of international investment treaties, specifically in relation to their origins, structure, content, and effect, as well as their impact on international investors and investments, and on governments that are parties to them. The numerous topics examined range from general standards of treatment of foreign investments, to monetary transfers; protection against expropriation; dispossession and compensation for losses; the various forms of dispute settlement -- and of course, much more, including a new chapter on the consequences of treaty violations and the determination of damages in investor-state disputes. With its extensive footnoting, detailed table of contents, index, tables of cases and conventions, treaties and agreements, this book excels as a valuable source of reference for researchers, academics, government officials, arbitrators and diplomats, as well as international lawyers. In fact, anyone even remotely involved in this area of law should acquire a copy. The publication date is cited as at 2015.
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International Investment Arbitration - Online short course
 
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Get to grips with procedural issues in investor-state arbitration when disputes occur in international investment agreements. Learn from highly-qualified lawyers at a top UK law school, and experts practising in the fast-moving and topical field of international arbitration. Take advantage of growing career opportunities for lawyers working in private practice, corporate sector or government organisations anywhere in the world – with all the advantages of distance learning wherever you are located. Find out more: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/online/short-courses/international-investment-arbitration.php
International Investment Law - Online short course
 
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Get to grips with the theoretical principles of international investment law – and the challenges it presents in practice. Learn from experienced international lawyers at a top 10 UK law school and specialists practising in the field of international trade law. Capitalise on growing career opportunities for lawyers working in private practice, corporate sector or government organisation anywhere in the world – with all the advantages of distance learning wherever you are located. Find out more: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/online/short-courses/international-investment-law.php
What global trade deals are really about (hint: it's not trade) | Haley Edwards | TEDxMidAtlantic
 
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TPP, NAFTA, GAAT, WTO -- the concepts that govern our global economy and international trade are confusing to say the least, but affect us all. And why is there so much conflict around trade deals, which became a focal point during the 2016 US Presidential election? Haley Edwards breaks down the history of trade and explains how the idea of global trade has transformed in the past decades. Haley Edwards is an author and correspondent at TIME. Her book, Shadow Courts: The Tribunals That Rule Global Trade came out in 2016. Previously, she was an editor at the Washington Monthly and a foreign correspondent in the Middle East and the former Soviety Union, where she reported for the Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and other publications. She studied philosophy at Yale University and journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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International arbitration
 
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International arbitration is a leading method for resolving disputes arising from international commercial agreements and other international relationships. As with arbitration generally, international arbitration is a creation of contract: the parties' decision to submit disputes to binding resolution by one or more arbitrators selected by or on behalf of the parties and applying adjudicatory procedures, usually by including a provision for the arbitration of future disputes in their contract. The practice of international arbitration has developed to allow parties from different legal and cultural backgrounds to resolve their disputes, generally without the formalities of their respective legal systems. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Investor-State Dispute Settlement: A Reality Check
 
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Today, the legitimacy of treaty-based investment protection is being challenged. Investment agreements and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) are being challenged from a broad range of disparate groups. Further, governments which once led the development of investment protection now seem to worry more about their own "defensive" interests. Keynote Address: Susan D. Franck Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University Introduction: Grant D. Aldonas Senior Adviser, CSIS Panel discussion to follow. https://csis.org/event/investor-state-dispute-settlement-reality-check
The Common Law of International Trade and the Future of the WTO
 
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In this lecture, Thomas Cottier addresses the current role of the World Trade Organization (WTO), its relationship to preferential trade agreements, in particular the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the emerging Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the United States and European Union, which all rely upon WTO disciplines. Cottier, who is emeritus professor at the University of Bern and former managing director of the World Trade Institute, looks at the WTO and these agreements forming a system of common law of international trade and draws conclusions for the future architecture of dispute settlement and for a future agenda of negotiations at the WTO, focussing on regulatory issues in different sectors and combining goods, services, intellectual property, competition and investment rules.
International Investment Agreements and the Financial Crisis
 
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Sarah Anderson, director of the global economy project at the Institute for Policy Studies, talks about IPS's work on international investment agreements and why they deserve a lot more attention in the midst of the global financial crisis.
Campbell McLachlan discusses International Investment Arbitration
 
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Author Campbell MacLachlan of "International Investment Arbitration: Substantive Principles", discusses the field and the long-awaited second edition of this widely-referenced work on the substantive law principles of investment treaty arbitration. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2eMg8Xz © Oxford University Press
Substantive Rights of investors under International Investment Agreements
 
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In our fourth instalment, Director Jackwell Feris briefly highlights the Substantive Rights that investors of qualifying investments are entitled to rely on under International Investment Agreements (and in some instance foreign investment laws).
Panel 1, International Dispute Resolution: The Elegance of International Law Conference
 
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A Conference in Commemoration of David D. Caron '83 September 15, 2018 Berkeley, CA Moderator: Prof. Saira Mohamed, Berkeley Law. Theme Overview: Goldilocks and International Dispute Settlement Judge Joan E. Donoghue, International Court of Justice. ISDS Reform and the Proposal to Establish an International Investment Court Lee M. Caplan, Partner, Arent Fox LLP. The Singapore Convention on the Enforcement of Agreements Achieved through International Mediation: A New Way Forward? Christina G. Hioureas, Chair, United Nations Practice Group, Foley Hoag LLP. Autonomy Meets the Rules of the Road: The UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules Prof. John R. Crook, George Washington University Law School. For more information, visit https://www.law.berkeley.edu/research/the-miller-institute-for-global-challenges-and-law/david-caron/caron-symposium-program/
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Mavluda Sattorova - Impact of Investment Treaty Law on Host-State Behaviour
 
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In this concise video, Dr. Sattorova presents findings from her research, which are set forth in her new book, "The Impact of Investment Treaty Law on Host States." The book can be purchased at this link: https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/the-impact-of-investment-treaty-law-on-host-states-9781849465854/
Facilitating Investment for Sustainable Development
 
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Private investment is crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Developing countries, in particular, need to be able to better identify and facilitate the kind of investment that will contribute to their sustainable development. This session will look at practical examples of investment facilitation for sustainable development, as well as the broader mechanisms through which it can be achieved. It will focus on potential tools to measure the quality as opposed to the quantity of investment. Panelists: - Marten van den Berg, Director General for Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the Netherlands - Ana Novik, Head of the Investment Division, OECD - Howard Mann, Associate and Senior International Law Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) - Bostjan Skalar, Chief Executive Officer, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) - Elizabeth Tuerk, Chief, International Investment Agreements Section, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD - Chiedu Osakwe, Director General and Chief Negotiator, Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN)
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SEMINAR - International Contracts
 
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IISD Webinars on Investment Law and Policy:  UNCITRAL Process on ISDS Reform
 
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Officials from developing country governments and regional organizations need to access information on developments in international investment law and policy to negotiate better treaties and contracts and to prepare for and manage investment disputes. This is why IISD is hosting a webinar series on investment law and policy for negotiators and officials involved in investment disputes. The first webinar in the series, UNCITRAL Process on ISDS Reform: What to expect at the upcoming working group meeting in New York, took place Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 15:00 CEST. Learn more about this webinar: http://bit.ly/2KfsNNB
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2017/07/17 Luke Nottage: Investment Treaty Arbitration Claims over Tobacco Packaging Regulation
 
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Investment Treaty Arbitration Claims over Tobacco Packaging Regulation: Running out of Puff? In 2015 an arbitral tribunal unanimously rejected the claim brought by Philip Morris Asia against Australia under its investment treaty with Hong Kong, regarding plain packaging legislation, on the jurisdictional ground that forum-shopping constituted an abuse of right under customary international law. This lecture examines this outcome from the perspective of four commonly-raised concerns about the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) procedure: delays, costs, transparency and "regulatory chill". It then compares the 2016 award on the merits finding against Philip Morris in a (much smaller) claim under the Uruguay-Switzerland treaty. That tribunal (including Australia's pre-eminent international lawyer) held that the (less invasive) tobacco advertising regulations did not result in a denial of justice or violation of fair and equitable treatment (by majority), nor indirect expropriation (recognising that bona fide public health measures are an essential manifestation of a state's "police powers" under customary international law). Finally, the lecture considers some of the implications of this (curiously little-reported) decision for regional treaty practice, including the ongoing (ASEAN+6) Regional Comprehensive Partnership negotiations as well as the exclusion of tobacco control measures from ISDS under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (signed on 4 February 2016) and the Singapore-Australia FTA (as amended on 13 October 2016). Professor Nottage is Professor of Comparative and Transnational Business Law at the University of Sydney Law School. His interests are in arbitration, consumer law and corporate governance. He focuses on particular on Japan and the Asia-Pacific. He is a Co-Director of the Australian Network for Japanese Law (ANJeL) and an Associate Director of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at Sydney University.
Bilateral investment treaty
 
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Investor Protection in TTIP: fading democracy or new generation?
 
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Speaker: Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp Respondent: Professor Martti Koskenniemi Chair: Shawn Donnan Recorded on 12 February 2015 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House. The Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have recently become a major political stumbling stone. What can be learned from the resistance in terms of legal compatibility with EU law and domestic law – and of political acceptability? Jan Kleinheisterkamp is Associate Professor at LSE Law and teaches International Arbitration, Contracts, and Investment Treaty Law. Much of his recent research has focused on the interaction between investment treaty law and EU law and influenced the work of the European Parliament on this subject. Martti Koskenniemi is Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki and Centennial Professor at LSE. Shawn Donnan (@sdonnan) is World Trade Editor at the Financial Times. LSE Law (@lselaw) is an integral part of the School's mission, plays a major role in policy debates & in the education of lawyers and law teachers from around the world. LSE Works is a series of public lectures, that will showcase some of the latest research by LSE's academic departments and research centres. In each session, LSE academics will present key research findings, demonstrating where appropriate the implications of their studies for public policy. A list of all the LSE Works lectures can be viewed at LSE Works.
Webinar: Developing and negotiating based on a model investment treaty
 
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The third session of IISD’s Webinar Series on Investment Law and Policy highlights the backdrop of these recent developments in model investment treaties. Expert presenters from government and academia provided insights on the policy and practical implications of developing a model and then taking it to the negotiating table. The webinar also provided an opportunity for participants to discuss and share views on the utility of a model agreement, the challenges it poses, and other critical issues of particular interest to developing country investment negotiators and policy-makers.
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Bonnitcha: A Solution in search of a problem
 
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Jonathan Bonnitcha discusses key issues and conclusions from his new book, Substantive Protection under Investment Treaties: a Legal and Economic Analysis (Cambridge University Press 2014). To learn more, other recommended readings on this topic include: Emma Aisbett, Larry Karp and Carol McAusland, ‘Compensation for Regulatory Taking in International Investment Agreements: Implications of National Treatment and Rights to Invest’ (2010) 1 Journal of Globalization and Development 1 Jonathan Bonnitcha and Emma Aisbett, ‘An Economic Analysis of the Substantive Protections Provided by Investment Treaties’ in Sauvant K (ed), Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2011–2012 (Oxford University Press 2013) Joseph Stiglitz, ‘Regulating Multinational Corporations: Towards Principles of Cross-Border Legal Frameworks in a Globalized World Balancing Rights with Responsibilities’ (2008) 23 American University International Law Review 451
International Law and the Trump Administration: The Future of International Agreements [2-1-2017]
 
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President Donald Trump’s executive orders to date, as well as reports of intended policy changes, raise questions about the continuity of U.S. commitments to various treaties and international agreements now in place, including the Iran nuclear agreement (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the North Atlantic (NATO) Treaty, and the Paris Agreement on global climate change, and, more broadly, about what role the United States will play over the next four years in advancing and maintaining the international legal architecture that successive administrations put in place. This live online briefing—the first of a series on international law and the Trump Administration—will feature leading experts in the law of treaties and will examine such issues as the status of treaties and other international agreements under both international and U.S. domestic law; the obligation of nations to comply with the agreements into which they have entered; and the procedures under which they are permitted to withdraw from such agreements or repudiate their obligations under them.
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The Financial Crisis and the Role of International Investment agreements
 
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Sarah Anderson, director of the global economy project at the Institute for Policy Studies, talks about IPS's work on international investment agreements and why they deserve a lot more attention in the midst of the global financial crisis.
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International Trade Panel Undermines National Systems of the Rule of Law
 
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Chakravarthi Raghavan: The International Convention on Settlement on Investment Disputes has become a mechanism that reinforces multinational corporate property rights over a countries ability to create public policy in its people interest
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The Achmea-Decision of the CJEU (Luther Dispute Resolution Lecture)
 
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►►► In his Keynote, Prof. BURKHARD HESS addresses and assesses the different legal arguments supporting both sides of the dispute and elaborate on the consequences of the Achmea-decision for the future of intra EU BIT. ◄◄◄ ☛ Find the respective article by Prof. Hess here: http://ssrn.com/abstract=3152972 ☚ ++++++ Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Burkhard Hess, Executive Director of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law holds the first Luther Dispute Resolution Lecture on Intra EU Bilateral Investment Treaties after the Achmea-Decision of the European Court of Justice. ++++++ 19 March 2018, 18.30 Uhr Moot Court, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg ++++++ Contents 0:12 General Welcome | Prof. Dr. Karsten Thorn, Director of the Center on international Dispute Resolution, Bucerius Law School 1:26 Opening Remarks | Dr. Richard Happ, Partner at Luther 7:46 Luther Dispute Resolution Lecture | Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Burkhard Hess, Executive Director of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law ++++++ Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) between Member States of the European Union have been and still are a common phenomenon with a controversial legal background. On 6 March 2018, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) will decide the currently pending Achmea-Case (C‑284/16). Thereby the CJEU will take a position on whether or not such intra EU BITs are in conformity with EU law. Whereas the EU Commission deems them to be in violation of the EU treaties Advocate General Wathelet has taken the opposite view. In his Keynote, Prof. Hess will address and assess the different legal arguments supporting both sides of the dispute and elaborate on the consequences of the Achmea-decision for the future of intra EU BITs. ++++++ The Center for International Dispute Resolution (CIDR) at Bucerius Law School is intended to provide an institutional framework and a forum to explore, discuss and develop issues arising in connection with the resolution of disputes having an international/transnational element. The founders and directors of the CIDR, Prof. Stefan Kröll and Prof. Karsten Thorn, are well known experts in the field of dispute resolution and frequent speakers at national and international conferences. The CIDR shall sharpen the profile of Bucerius Law School in the field of international dispute resolution and enhance its national and international visibility as one of the leading teaching and research institutions. It pools the existing resources at Bucerius and aims at intensifying the exchange between academia and practice in international dispute resolution. The CIDR shall become a nationally and internationally recognized competence center and a forum to explore, discuss and develop issues arising in connection with the resolution of disputes having an international/transnational element, involved also in the education of the next generation of dispute resolution lawyers. At the same time CIDR will investigate how international dispute resolution can be taught best at universities. In this regard, the CIDR shall further develop the current course program for the Bucerius Certificate in International Dispute Resolution. In addition, the CIDR shall promote junior researchers by identifying potential subjects for doctoral theses, connecting with potential contact persons to the point of co-supervision, offering advanced education courses and assisting publications.
What is MULTILATERAL TREATY? What does MULTILATERAL TREATY mean? MULTILATERAL TREATY meaning
 
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What is MULTILATERAL TREATY? What does MULTILATERAL TREATY mean? MULTILATERAL TREATY meaning - MULTILATERAL TREATY definition - MULTILATERAL TREATY explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UuCPh7GrXznZi0Hz2YQnQ A multilateral treaty is a treaty to which three or more sovereign states are parties. Each party owes the same obligations to all other parties, except to the extent that they have stated reservations. Examples of multilateral treaties include the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Geneva Conventions, and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. A bilateral treaty is a treaty between two states. A bilateral treaty may become a multilateral treaty when additional new parties succeed or accede to it. A plurilateral treaty is a special type of multilateral treaty. A plurilateral treaty is a treaty between a limited number of states with a particular interest in the subject of the treaty. The primary difference between a plurilateral treaty and other multilateral treaties is that the availability of reservations is more limited under a plurilateral treaty. Due to the limited nature of a plurilateral treaty, the full cooperation of the parties to the treaty is required in order for the object of the treaty to be met. As a result, reservations to plurilateral treaties are not allowed without the consent of all other parties to the treaty. This principle is codified in international law by article 20(2) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties: When it appears from the limited number of the negotiating states and the object and purpose of a treaty that the application of the treaty in its entirety between all the parties is an essential condition of the consent of each one to be bound by the treaty, a reservation requires acceptance by all the parties. An example of a plurilateral treaty is the Antarctic Treaty, signed on 1 December 1959.
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International Investment Dispute Settlement
 
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A panel discussion on Developments in International Investment Dispute Settlement - EU and Israeli Perspectives הכנס נערך ע״י ביה״ס למשפטים של המרכז האקדמי כרמל, בשיתוף IASEI - The Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration, and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Speakers: Dr. Freya Baetens, Leiden University https://youtu.be/_n26NxOqK8w Prof. Yoram Haftel, Hebrew University https://youtu.be/rvy7omjrfZc Discussants: Prof. Arie Reich, Bar Ilan University https://youtu.be/97XVPYbMP6c Adv. Shai Sharvit, ICC Israel, S. Sharvit, Law Offices https://youtu.be/sjG_PMTgQEs Panel Discussion (Q&A): https://youtu.be/2b5ZImwPXFs
Legal Capacity Building in International Trade and Investment Law
 
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Developing countries are party to a multitude of international agreements in the field of trade, investment and economic cooperation. Most of these treaties seek to foster economic growth and human development. The negotiation, implementation and settlement of disputes under these treaties are increasingly complex. To have a voice, actively engage in and benefit from these regimes, domestic and international actors have, since long, realized that developing countries (as well as smaller stakeholders in developed countries) need technical assistance to build up legal capacity. The workshop aims at taking stock of efforts and methods utilized to date, discussing lessons learnt and formulating best practices moving forward. The goal is also to see where further cooperation and division of tasks may enhance effectiveness. Moving forward, a key goal of the workshop is to examine how new technologies (such as online courses/platforms or crowdsourcing) and developments in the field of legal innovation could make capacity building in international economic law more efficient and available to a broader group of beneficiaries.
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WTO agreement on investment protection
 
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Law at the UN: Does it Matter?, a Conversation with UN Legal Counsel Miguel de Serpa Soares
 
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The UN Office of Legal Affairs provides unified legal services for the entire UN Organization. Committed to international law surrounding treaties, war, peacekeeping, oceans and criminal justice, the OLA also presides over legal agreements with UN facility host countries and advises nations on legal system development — all while overseeing internal legal affairs for a UN staff of more than 60,000. Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares (United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel) joins UNU Rector David M. Malone for a conversation examining the extraordinary range of legal matters that the UN Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) is tasked to confront. As the UN’s top legal adviser, Mr. Serpa Soares addresses the UN’s responsibility to uphold the rule of law and the demanding role of administering international justice in the context of some of today’s most acute issues, ranging from Ebola virus disease and the crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic to maritime disputes and piracy. Subscribe for updates on our Conversation Series https://www.youtube.com/user/UNUChannel?sub_confirmation=1 Follow UNU Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNUniversity Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnitedNationsUniversity/
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Marc Bungenberg on Investment Law Protection
 
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Evolution of Investment Law Protection as Part of a General System of National Resources Sovereignty? Prof. Dr. Marc Bungenberg, Siegen International Conference on Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources ‐ Development of a Public International Law Principle and Its Limits on 29 and 30 January 2013 at Haus Patmos in Siegen.Das Forschungskolleg „Zukunft menschlich gestalten" der Universität Siegen basiert auf einer gemeinsamen Initiative der Universität Siegen, des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen und der Stiftung Zukunft der Sparkasse Siegen. Es ist das Ziel des Forschungskollegs, die interdisziplinäre und fächerübergreifende Forschung an der Universität Siegen zu Zukunftsfähigkeit und der Zukunftsgestaltung zu fördern und deren internationale Vernetzung voranzutreiben. Dabei basiert das Kolleg auf der Erkenntnis, dass die Gestaltung einer menschenwürdigen und nachhaltigen Zukunft es erfordert, die Grenzen der herkömmlichen Fachdisziplinen zu überschreiten. Mit dem Leitthema „Zukunft menschlich gestalten" werden die nachhaltige Sicherung der Zukunftsfähigkeit und die Gestaltung einer menschlichen und damit lebenswerten Zukunft als ethische Aufgabe betont. Die Erhaltung der Zukunftsfähigkeit setzt die Bewahrung der natürlichen und geschaffenen Lebensgrundlagen voraus, während zugleich durch die zunehmende Vernetzung die Anfälligkeit der Menschheit für natürliche und menschgemachte Umwelt-, Technik und Sicherheitsrisiken steigt. In einer durch zunehmende Dezentralisierung und Heterogenität gekennzeichneten Welt bedeutet dies nicht nur die Anpassung an rapide Veränderungsprozesse, sondern auch die aktive soziale, politische, ökonomische und technische Innovation.
Views: 441 Forschungskolleg
Sydney Law School - Launch of Foreign Investment and Dispute Resolution Law and Practice in Asia.
 
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Professor Michael Pryles, Chairman of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and one of the leading arbitrators in the Asia-Pacific region, launches Foreign Investment and Dispute Resolution Law and Practice in Asia. Edited by Professors Vivienne Bath and Luke Nottage, with contributions by CAPLUS Associate Directors Dr Simon Butt and Dr Salim Farrar. The book critically assesses the laws and policies affecting investment flows in major Asian economies.
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Legal Aspects of Investment in Three Emerging Markets China, India and the Middle East
 
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Legal Aspects of Investment in Three Emerging Markets: China, India and the Middle East was the topic of a panel discussion Thursday, Oct. 30, sponsored by the Program for International Legal Studies at Wayne Law. Panelists were Michael McMillen, partner with Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP in New York; Gurinder Singh, founder and managing partner of Auvera Legal PLLC in New York; and Vivian Wu, special counsel with Baker & McKenzie LLP in Beijing. Moderator was Bruce Thelen of Dickinson Wright in Detroit and a member of the External Advisory Committee for Wayne Law’s Program for International Legal Studies.
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Foreign Direct Investment Regime and Investment Arbitration (Resumo)
 
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Help us caption and translate this video on Amara.org: http://www.amara.org/en/v/B8bv/ Palestra e Debate com o Prof. José Alvarez da New York University Law School, sobre Foreign Direct Investment Regime and Investment Arbitration (providing an interim assessment of the Argentina ICSID cases). Palestrante: - José Enrique Alvarez Mediadores: - Prof. Alessandra Nascimento Silva e Figueiredo Mourão - Prof. Rabih Nasser Vídeo completo: http://youtu.be/1JjoCUG1bjc
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How To Make The Best Partnership Agreement
 
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http://www.fitsmallbusiness.com In today's video we are going to discuss partnership agreements and how to put together the right partnership agreement for your small business.
Views: 51143 FitSmallBusiness
WTO (Part 3): GATS, TRIMs, TRIPs ; For UPSC and other competitive Exams
 
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WTO (Part 3 ) : General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) , Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs), Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) For UPSC and other competitive exams Subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/c/palpalgk
Views: 30767 palpal GK
TRIO LEGAL: Hooks and traps in the investment agreements and how to avoid them! - OpenReaktor
 
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Take a look at a brief case study on possible hooks and traps in investment agreements - for each and every money-seeking startup company (or company wannabe). All this will be provided by Anna Rak, Senior Associate in TRIO LEGAL Snażyk Granicki. Anna specializes in domestic and international litigation (both court and arbitral proceedings) and mediation, especially in economic disputes. She also deals with issues related to competition and corporate law, as well as protection of information and personal data protection. The talk was recorded at #OpenReaktor, a monthly startup meetup taking place in ReaktorWarsaw.com, the coolest startup mansion this side of Atlantic.
Views: 31 ReaktorWarsaw

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