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Investment Disputes and the COVID-19 Crisis - The View Ahead

June 4, 2020 • Webinar

Starts: 11:00 AM (EDT)
Ends: 12:00 PM (EDT)

The International Law Institute (ILI) invites you to attend a 60 minute webinar discussion by leading practitioners in the investment arbitration field on the immediate issues facing international investors and States. Past economic crises have been the source of numerous investor-State disputes, such as seen arising from Argentina's peso crisis, the 2008 recession and the Arab Spring. This webinar will look to the current global crisis and present the viewpoint of both investors and States, as well as provide an early glimpse at some of the developing issues and potential cases which may arise in the months and years to come, including:
  • Claims - Standards of protection; expropriation; and,
  • the umbrella clause
  • Defenses, proportionality, exceptions and circumstances
  • precluding wrongfulness (necessity and force majeure)
  • Compensation and damages
Borzu Sabahi, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

  • Christina Beharry, Foley Hoag
  • Ian A. Laird, Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Jose Antonio Rivas, Xtrategy LLP
  • Mallory Silberman, Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Jennifer Haworth McCandless, Sidley Austin LLP

Contact: ILI Training Team (

Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Ian A. Laird
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2879
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