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Juris Conferences' Sixth Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
04:00 am London - 04:00 am London

The 2012 Washington, DC Juris Conference is dedicated to the question of investment protection in the Americas. Inspired by CAFTA, it will engage the ongoing debate whether there is a need for mechanisms for early disposition of investor-state disputes. It will revisit whether recent NAFTA and ICSID arbitral decisions have created a clear divide between trade, commercial and investment disputes. Panelists will debate whether the authoritative interpretation of treatment standards in the context of NAFTA could be a tool to be emulated more broadly in investment protection agreements. After discussing these key features of the nearly two decades of multilateral free trade agreements in the Americas, the conference will ask: what next and set the stage for what investment law practitioners can expect in the next decade.

This conference continues our tradition of focusing on four topical and pressing issues by establishing a dialogue between some of the brightest new stars in the field and some of its most seasoned practitioners. Eight up-and-comers are preparing papers on four of the most controversial and important issues in international investment law today. On the 27 March 2012, our young authors will pair up to defend their positions before a panel of arbitrators, arbitration specialists and experts in international investment law. The discussion and debate that will follow is sure to be of tremendous value to the international business lawyer, litigation specialist or trade and investment law policy expert.

Paul Hastings partner Joe Profaizer is a featured speaker for the conference. For additional information and to register, visit the Juris Conferences website