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IILJ - NYU Investment Law Forum

November 19, 2012 • New York, NY


This 2012-2013 academic year, the Institute for International Law and Justice will continue hosting the very successful NYU Investment Law Forum sessions.  The Forum is devoted to the rigorous and critical examination of the increasing jurisprudence that is emerging from investor-state arbitral tribunals, as well as the underlying legal norms, whether in bilateral investment treaties or bilateral or regional trade agreements, that these tribunals are applying. The tribunal awards in investor-state arbitration raise important thematic issues, such as canons of treaty interpretation, the nature of state responsibility including remedies, custom as a source of law, and "fragmentation"-the relationship of investment law to other international legal regimes, whether the WTO or environment or human rights. Through anchoring reflection on these and other fundamental themes in the case law and related legal developments, we seek to engage the relevant academic community but also practitioners, policymakers, and activists.

Ian Laird is one of the guest speakers on the topic entitled, "Lifting the Corporate Veil:  Investor Nationality and Denial of Benefits in Recent Investor-State Arbitral Awards."

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