e-Conference Series on ‘Covid-19’: (Session 4 of 5)
Session 4 of 5 (Click here for the full series)
14 May 2020, Thursday, 4.00pm, Singapore Time
INVESTMENT AND DISPUTE SETTLEMENT IN POST-COVID 19 WORLD?
States are taking a wide range of measures in response to the COVID-19 crisis. In some cases, states are restricting the inflow of foreign investment to protect domestic enterprises. More broadly, social distancing and lockdown measures, as well as compensation measures for businesses, have significant economic impacts on existing domestic and foreign investors. It seems almost inevitable that COVID-19 related measures will give rise to investor claims under investment agreements (whether in the aftermath or during the current crisis). The purpose of this panel is to explore the implications for investment law and the settlement of investment disputes of measures taken by states in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Loretta Malintoppi, Counsel and Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers
1. Jansen Calamita, Head, Investment Law & Policy, CIL
2. Romesh Weeramantry, Head, International Dispute Resolution, CIL
3. Ana Novik, Head – Investment, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
4. Sylvie Tabet, General Counsel, Trade Law Bureau, Government of Canada
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