Upcoming Webinar: A Beginner’s Guide to BITs: What are they and why do you need them?

On Thursday 11 April 2013 at 9.30am (BST time), Herbert Smith Freehills will deliver a live audio webinar entitled: A Beginner’s Guide to BITs: What are they and why do you need them?’.

Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) give investors direct rights to sue foreign states hosting their investments. These rights enable investors to protect their business interests abroad more effectively than ever before. As the number of BITs has grown, so has investor awareness and the number of claims brought under BITs has grown incrementally since they were first introduced.

This webinar will look at the basic principles that you need to be aware of when structuring your investment to maximise treaty protection as well important issues to be aware of when considering bringing a claim under a BIT. The panel will consider the following questions:

  • How do bilateral investment treaties work?
  • How do you qualify for their protection?
  • What protections do they provide?
  • How do you bring a claim under a BIT and what happens if you don’t like the result?
  • How do you enforce an arbitral award against a State?

Speakers:

  • Matthew Weiniger, Partner, International Arbitration, London
  • Brenda Horrigan, Partner, International Arbitration, Shanghai
  • Dominic Roughton, Partner, International Arbitration, Tokyo

Chair:

  • Joanne Greenaway, Professional Support Lawyer, International Arbitration, London

The webinar is an online seminar delivered to your desktop.

To register for this event please contact Prudence Heidemans.

The webinar will be recorded. If you are unable to listen to the event on the day please still register and then you will be able to access the recorded version later.

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Upcoming Webinar: Investment protection in China and India – an update on best practice and developments

On Thursday 3 May 2012 at 12.45pm (UK time) Herbert Smith will be delivering a webinar entitled ‘Investment protection in China and India – an update on best practice and developments‘. The panel will discuss the following topics:

  • Dispute resolution options for investments in China and India – what is the landscape and how is it changing?
  • Onshore / Offshore arbitration – what is possible and what is sensible?
  • Enforcement and challenges – what are the chances of seeing the money?
  • Nuclear options – what about a treaty claim?

The speakers will be:

  • Nicholas Peacock, Partner, Dispute Resolution, London
  • Jessica Fei, Partner, Dispute Resolution, Beijing
  • Joanne Greenaway (Chair), Professional Support Lawyer, Dispute Resolution, London

The webinar is an online seminar delivered to your desktop.  We very much hope that you can join us.

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