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Webinar: Damages in International Investment Law

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In light of the high (and growing) scale of awards in investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) cases, the critical issue of damages in international investment law is gaining increased attention.

This session of the IISD Webinar Series on Investment Law and Policy will analyze: the importance of valuation of damages in the current ISDS context; the challenges that respondent states face with respect to the inconsistent and unpredictable technical approaches to damage valuation adopted by arbitral tribunals; elements for investment law reform to address concerning these issues; and related topics.

The main speaker will Jonathan Bonnitcha, Senior Lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia, and an Associate with IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program. He and Sarah Brewin, International Law Advisor, Agriculture and Investment at IISD, are co-authoring an IISD Best Practices Series paper on the issue of damages. The draft paper will be the basis for the webinar presentation.

A Q&A session will follow Jonathan Bonnitcha's expert presentation to be moderated by Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, Group Director of Economic Law and Policy at IISD.

The webinar will be held on August 29, 2019, at 12 pm EST on the Zoom platform for one hour. The video recording will be available for viewing on this page.

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