Join us for a panel discussion on the dispute resolution system in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), presented by experts in international arbitration, as well as members of TPP government negotiating teams from Peru and Mexico. They will discuss the controversies arising out of the TPP's adoption of investor state arbitration.
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2016
Time: Registration will begin at 8:30am. Breakfast will be served. The panel discussion will begin at 9am.
Venue: Yale Club of New York, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY 10017. Please click here to view map.
For more information and the list of speakers, please see below.
The TPP is the largest mega-regional trade and investment deal made, encompassing approximately 40% of global GDP and worth approximately USD 28 trillion. Once ratified, the TPP will have extensive global reach, embracing the United States, the Asia-Pacific and South America. As companies take advantage of the access to new markets enabled by the TPP, it will be necessary for companies to manage their investment risks and for states to manage their exposure to liability for breaches of investors' rights. Thus, the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions in the TPP are of great importance to potential investors and governments alike. The ISDS provisions in the TPP are complex. They establish carefully circumscribed standards of protection available to foreign investors making investments in TPP countries. They also provide for international arbitration, with procedures allowing for public participation in the arbitral process.
- Ricardo de Urioste, Special Commission for International Investment Disputes, Peruvian Ministry of Economy and Finance, Arbitrator
- Alejandro C. Ramos, CFA, Regional Vice President (East) & Executive Director (Northeast) United States – Mexico Chamber of Commerce
- Laurence Shore, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills New York LLP
- Christian Leathley, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills New York LLP
- Donald Robertson, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (Sydney)