11 September 2017: CIL Practice Fellow Ms Emily Choo Participated in a Young Public International Law Group Debate

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On 11 September 2017, CIL Practice Fellow Ms Emily Choo participated, upon invitation, in a Young Public International Law Group (YPILG) debate. The YPILG is a network of young public international law (PIL) practitioners from law firms, the bar, international organisations, governments and academic institutions around the world. The purpose of YPILG is to connect early to mid-career PIL practitioners to one another, to facilitate exchanges of ideas and knowledge sharing in the PIL field, and to promote the next generation of PIL professionals. This debate was the YPILG’s first event in Asia.

The motion was ‘this house believes that a permanent investment court is required to address legitimate concerns with the present ISDS regime’. Emily was joined by Ms Sarala Subramaniam (International Legal Division, Ministry of Law, Singapore), Mr Ashique Rahman (Fietta LLP) and Mr Matthew Koh (Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP). The debate was moderated by Mr Stephen Fietta (Fietta LLP) and Mr Daniel Seah (School of Law, Singapore University of Social Sciences), and the opening and closing remarks for the session were given by Mr Paul Tan (Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP).