41st FA Mann Lecture tomorrow: The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP considers “Brexit- endgame of international engagement or a new start?”

The 41st of a series of annual lectures in honour of the late Dr FA Mann QC (Hon) (1907-1991) will take place tomorrow in London. This series of lectures, arranged by the Partners of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, and given under the auspices of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, focuses on issues of public international law.

Tomorrow’s lecture will be delivered by the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP on the issue of “Brexit- endgame of international engagement or a new start?”. The event is a public lecture and admission is free. Entry is on a first come, first served basis and an early arrival is recommended.

Further details are below:

 

Speaker: The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP
Title: Brexit – endgame of international engagement or a new start?
Chair: Murray Hunt, Director, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law

DATE
Thursday 22 November 2018

TIME
Lecture 6:00pm – 7:00pm, followed by a drinks and networking reception

DRESS CODE
Business casual

VENUE
RSA House, 8 John Adam Street, London
WC2N 6EZ

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Please note that this is a public lecture and admission is free. Entry will be on a first come, first served basis. An early arrival is therefore recommended.

 

Inaugural conference of the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration: 23 January 2015

The European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA) will be holding its inaugural conference on 23 January 2015 at the Senate House in London. The topic of the conference is “EU law and investment treaty law: convergence, conflict or conversation?”. Herbert Smith Freehills is proud to be a sponsor of this important event which will bring together many of the key thinkers in this area, including politicians, civil servants, advisers, practitioners and academics.

For more information and details on how to reserve a place, please see the conference flyer here.

International Arbitration Internship: Application Now Open

Herbert Smith Freehills is now accepting applications for the next internship in our international arbitration team in London. The programme offers aspiring arbitration lawyers a chance to work closely with one of the world’s leading specialist arbitration groups.

The paid internship is for six months (with no extension), starting in March 2015.

For more details of the role, please click here.

To apply, please visit our careers page.

Applications must be submitted on or before 24 November 2014.

Cutting through the politics of the Scottish Independence Referendum: The International Law Implications of Independence

Monday 14 July 2014, 12.30 – 1.30pm BST

The Scottish Independence Referendum is set to take place on 18 September 2014. The “Yes” and “No” campaigns hold highly divergent positions on certain key issues, including EU membership and ownership of oil and gas reserves.

So what is the law behind the politics? What are the legal ramifications of an independent Scotland from an international law perspective?

In this webinar our speakers will cut through the politics and look at the international law underlying some of the questions raised in the referendum, including:

  • How would Scotland’s maritime boundaries be drawn in the event of independence and how does that impact oil and gas reserves in the North Sea?
  • Would Scotland automatically be bound by, and benefit from, the UK’s international treaties after independence, and would the remaining UK’s international law rights and obligations be affected?
  • What impact would independence have on oil and gas sector regulation? and
  • How can Scotland negotiate continued membership of the EU and what are the implications?

Speakers:

  • Matthew Weiniger QC, Partner, International Arbitration and Public International Law
  • Dominic Roughton, Partner, International Arbitration and Public International Law
  • Stephen Murray, Partner, Global Head of Oil and Gas
  • Andrew Cannon, Partner, International Arbitration and Public International Law
  • Iain Maxwell, Of Counsel, International Arbitration and Public International Law

If you would like to register for this event please contact Prudence Heidemans.

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Upcoming Webinar: Investment Treaties and the African Continent – Change, Risk and Opportunity

Tuesday 8 April 2014, 12.30 – 1.30pm BST

Drawing together the two strands of our recent webinars on Investment Treaty Arbitration and arbitration in the EMEA regions, this webinar will focus on Investment Treaties and the African continent.

Africa is brimming with an abundance of natural resources, talent and ambition. Investment into African jurisdictions is becoming increasingly desirable and competitive, with investors hailing from all over the developed and developing worlds.

In this webinar, our speakers will draw from their knowledge and experience to discuss the differing approaches adopted by African jurisdictions towards Investment Treaties and the continent’s history in terms of Investor-State disputes. The speakers will look at sources of foreign direct investment into Africa (such as China) and the impact this has had on the Investment Treaty landscape. Our speakers will then turn to consider the likely approaches to be adopted by African jurisdictions in future, and the risks and opportunities these present to our clients in the context of an increasingly transparent investor-state dispute settlement system.

Speakers:

Chaired by:

  • Hannah Ambrose, Arbitration Practice Manager, London

If you would like to register for this event please contact Prudence Heidemans.

A webinar is an online seminar delivered to your desktop. On the day of the webinar you will be sent a link to login to the live event.

The webinar is recorded so you can listen again. If you are unable to listen to the live event register anyway and you will be able to listen to the recorded version when convenient.

The webinar is interactive and we welcome questions from our audience. Email your comments to the speakers on the day using the appropriate tab on the player.