Webinars on Investment Law and Policy
Webinar organizers engage experts, academics and practitioners who specialize in international investment law and policy to elucidate a range of issues arising in investment negotiations and dispute settlement. In so doing, the events aim to help developing countries negotiate better treaties and contracts and prepare for and manage investment disputes.
Topics covered in the series include negotiation and reform processes at the international and regional levels, the evolution of substantive standards in international investment law, the development of criteria for investment that advance sustainable development, and innovative approaches to investment-related dispute settlement processes.
Valuation in Investment Arbitration: Spotlight on discounted cash flow analysis
The March 2021 edition in our webinar series was devoted to 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 in our webinar series was devoted to examining the issues involving compensation in international investment law and encouraging 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 in our webinar series was devoted to the proposed multilateral framework on investment facilitation under discussion by a group of WTO Members. The webinar was held on Thursday, August 20, 2020.
Termination and Renegotiation of Investment Treaties
The March 2020 edition in 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 in our webinar series was devoted to the Energy Charter Treaty, looking both at 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 in the 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 (ISDS) 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 (ISDS) 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 (UNCITRAL) 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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