19–20 September 2019: CIL Investment Team Convenes Workshop on Management of Reform of Investment Treaty Portfolios
On 19–20 September 2019, CIL hosted representatives of ten Asia-Pacific economies in Singapore for a workshop on the management of the reform of investment treaty portfolios. The workshop was convened by Research Associate Professor (CIL) N Jansen Calamita (Head, Investment Law and Policy) and attended by CIL researchers Dr Romesh Weeramantry (Head, International Dispute Resolution) and Dr Charalampos Giannakopoulos (Post-doctoral Fellow).
Participants discussed a broad range of issues, including the challenges of successfully updating and managing a country’s investment treaty portfolio, approaches to treaty drafting, options for reform of the ISDS regime, managing the coexistence of ‘reformed’ and ‘unreformed’ treaties in state treaty portfolios, and developing and implementing effective procedures for dispute avoidance and prevention.
The workshop is part of CIL’s broader research focus on international investment law and policy and international dispute resolution.