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Have you checked the investment protection? It is one of the most essential elements for transactional practitioners…

 

International investment arbitration is undergoing multilateral reform under the efforts of UNCITRAL Working Group III. From Brussels, a Multilateral Investment Court is currently being negotiated at the international level, and the Commission has called the 1991 Energy Charter Treaty “outdated”, notably when it comes to its controversial ISDS arbitration clause.

 

In parallel, the EU FDI Screening Regulation was adopted in March 2019, to coordinate the screening of foreign investments likely to affect the sovereignty of the Union and its Member States.

 

Still, Belgian and European investors seek legal certainty when they go abroad, and vice versa. Beyond the protection of capex, it’s about incentivizing international exchange and innovation.

 

With the Covid-19 related measures by governments and the challenges of climate action for policymakers, how can foreign investors mitigate their risks to be expropriated or to see some of their privately-owned resources appropriated for the public good without compensation? Where can they seek certainty for the application of the rule of law in the thousands of trade and investment agreements concluded worldwide?

With Françoise Lefèvre – Partner, Brussels, at LINKLATERS, chairing the online session, the speakers include Dr. Nicolas Angelet, Carolina Däcko – Partner at MANNHEIMER SWARTLING, Emmanuel Jacomy – Partner, Paris, at SHEARMAN & STERLING and Eric De Brabandere – Partner, DMDB Law.

PREPARING FOR CLAIMS IN TIMES OF COVID-19
Chair: Françoise Lefèvre

10.00 – Introduction

10.05 – The pillars of legal investment protection, by Françoise Lefèvre

10.30 – Lessons learnt from investment arbitration in practice, by Nicolas Angelet

10.55 – The type of available recourses?,  by Carolina Däcko

11.15 – Best practices for foreign investors, by Emmanuel Jacomy

11.40 – Conclusions and Questions & Answers, by Eric de Brabandere

12.00 – END

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