Webinars on Investment Law and Policy
IISD's webinars provide key information, cutting analysis, and lively discussions on the latest developments in international law and policy. The webinars equip policy-makers from developing countries, regional organizations, and multilateral institutions with the tools to make international investment a driver for sustainable development.
Rethinking National Investment Laws: Lessons for policy making
This webinar discussed how national investment laws can be updated to reflect our urgent need for investment in sustainable development for communities and the planet. The webinar was held on July 27, 2023.
Due Diligence and Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries: Unexpected challenges and opportunities
This webinar explored the impact of emerging due diligence legislation in the Global North on local businesses and communities in developing countries. The webinar was held on June 21, 2023.
Are Developing Countries Ready for the Global Minimum Tax?
This June 2023 webinar analyzed the new IISD-ISLP guide that seeks to help developing countries understand and adapt to the global minimum corporate tax. The webinar was held on June 21, 2023.
The Energy Charter Treaty: Endgame in sight?
The March 2023 edition of our webinar series explored the pressing legal and political issues surrounding the Energy Charter Treaty—and whether 2023 is the year for a coordinated European Union withdrawal from the Treaty. The webinar was held on March 22, 2023.
How Can Developing Countries Adapt to the Global Minimum Tax?
The December 2022 edition of our webinar series presented a guide for developing countries and discussed related issues concerning the global minimum tax. The webinar was held on December 15, 2022.
To Terminate or Not to Terminate Intra-Regional BITs: Lessons from different economic blocs
The October 2022 edition of our webinar series aimed to draw lessons from different economic blocs by exploring how they deal with existing bilateral investment treaties (BITs) once newer mega-regional or multilateral treaties come into force. The webinar was held on October 27, 2022.
Fossil Fuel Investment Protection and the Risks for Climate Action
The second June 2022 edition of our webinar series unpacked a new paper comparing approaches used to determine compensation awards in arbitral tribunals and discuss implications for ISDS reform. The webinar was held on June 23, 2022.
Comparing Approaches to Calculating Compensation: Lessons for investment arbitration reform
The June 2022 edition of our webinar series launched a new paper comparing approaches used to determine compensation awards in arbitral tribunals and discuss implications for investor–state dispute settlement reform. The webinar was held on June 2, 2022.
Aligning Investment and Climate Goals: Where does the Energy Charter Treaty modernization stand?
The April 2022 edition of our webinar series was hosted in partnership with CIEL and ClientEarth. In it, we discussed the progress achieved so far in the Energy Charter Treaty modernization process. The webinar was held on April 28, 2022.
Implications of the Eco Oro Decision for Investment Treaty Negotiations and Reforms
The October 2021 edition of our webinar series was a roundtable discussion on the Eco Oro investment arbitration decision. The webinar was held on October 28, 2021.
Shining a Light on the Social Dimension of Sustainable Finance
The September 2021 edition of our webinar series explored the different approaches and tools for integrating the social dimension into sustainable finance. The webinar was held on September 22, 2021.
The Why and How of Investment Dispute Prevention and Management Agencies – Sharing country experiences
The second June 2021 edition of our webinar series aimed to inform policy-makers as they consider alternatives and complements to investor–state dispute settlement. The webinar was held on June 25, 2021.
The End of Tax Incentives: What will a global minimum tax mean for developing countries?
The June 2021 edition of our webinar series unpacked the global minimum tax proposal in relation to what it will mean for developing countries. The webinar was held on June 23, 2021.
Reflecting on a Year Online: Lessons from an IISD survey of international investment negotiators
At the May 2021 edition of our webinar series, the participants discussed a forthcoming IISD report on virtual negotiations on international investment governance. The webinar was held on May 27, 2021.
Valuation in Investment Arbitration: Spotlight on discounted cash flow analysis
At the March 2021 edition of our webinar series, we analyzed the use of discounted cash flow analysis as a valuation technique when calculating arbitral awards. The webinar was held on March 26, 2021.
Compensation Under Investment Treaties: Exploring ideas for reform
The November 2020 edition of our webinar series examined issues involving compensation in international investment law and encouraged a discussion on reform options. The webinar was held on November 24, 2020.
The Multilateral Framework on Investment Facilitation: What investment negotiators need to know
The August 2020 edition of our webinar series was devoted to the proposed multilateral framework on investment facilitation under discussion by a group of World Trade Organization members. The webinar was held on Thursday, August 20, 2020.
Termination and Renegotiation of Investment Treaties
The March 2020 edition of our webinar series was devoted to the termination and renegotiation of investment treaties based on a recent paper from our Best Practices series. The webinar was held on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
The Energy Charter Treaty: To "modernize" or to exit?
The January 2020 edition of our webinar series was devoted to the Energy Charter Treaty. Participants looked at both the modernization process now underway and the implications of termination and withdrawal. The webinar was held on Wednesday January 22, 2020.
Investment Treaties and Human Rights Law: Interactions and recent developments
The November 2019 edition of the webinar series was devoted to the UN process to develop a binding treaty on business and human rights. The webinar was held on Thursday November 21, 2019.
Damages in International Investment Law
The August 2019 edition of our webinar series was devoted to the high (and growing) scale of awards in investor–state dispute settlement cases. The webinar was held on Thursday, August 29, 2019.
Security for Costs in International Investment Law
The July 2019 edition of our webinar series was devoted to the importance of security for costs in the current investor–state dispute settlement context. The webinar was held on Thursday, July 4, 2019.
Developments in Investment Negotiations, Dispute Settlement, and Reform: A practitioner's perspective
The April 2019 edition of our webinar series was devoted to a presentation from George Kahale III, Chairman, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, who was one of the speakers at the 12th Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators in February 2019. The webinar was held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
Developing a Model Investment Treaty: The opportunities and the challenges (French)
The December 2018 edition of our webinar series was a French-language discussion on the importance of an investment treaty model in the context of a negotiation. The webinar was held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.
Developing and Negotiating Based on a Model Investment Treaty
The October 2018 edition of our webinar series focused on recent developments in model investment treaties. The webinar was held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
Investment Facilitation: Making sense of concepts, discussions, and processes
The July 2018 edition of our webinar series offered government officials and other stakeholders an opportunity to discuss the relevance, opportunities and risks of investment facilitation discussions, especially for developing countries. The webinar was held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
UNCITRAL Process on ISDS Reform: What to expect at the upcoming working group meeting in New York
IISD’s inaugural webinar on Investment Law and Policy focused on preparation for a then-upcoming working group meeting of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law in New York. The webinar was held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
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Compensation Under Investment Treaties: What are the problems and what can be done?
In this brief, the authors explore the subject of compensation under investment treaties, as well as options for reform, drawing from their analysis in a related longer paper.
The Risk of ISDS Claims Through National Investment Laws
This brief explores the risks that governments' COVID-19 measures may face from investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) challenges under their national investment laws.
Rethinking Investment Policy to Support Sustainable Development
IISD experts are pushing for reform and offering their expertise to ensure good policy isn't held back by the threat of arbitration.
Reducing IIA Risks to Climate Change Rules Using Permits
The purchase of Washington Gas holds important developments for permitting foreign investment without hampering the growth of climate change regulations.
Developing and Negotiating Based on a Model Investment Treaty
This background paper provides insights into the third session of IISD's Webinar Series on Investment Law and Policy, focused on developing and negotiating based on a model investment treaty.
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