News 25 Jun. 2019

Partner Claudia Frutos-Peterson to speak at Columbia Center on Sustainable Development

D.C. Managing Partner Claudia Frutos-Peterson will be speaking tomorrow, June 26, at an Executive Training course on Investment Treaties and Arbitration for Government Officials, which is being held at Columbia University in New York. As Governments around the world are facing complex and pressing issues relating to their international investment treaties. Investor-state arbitrations based on those treaties are on the rise, involving ever-more novel and wide-ranging claims, and often claiming staggering sums in damages. Negotiations of new treaties continue, with many of these agreements being unprecedented in terms of the issues they seek to cover and the complexity of their provisions. States are also facing significant questions about what to do with their stocks of existing investment treaties, many of which no longer reflect the states’ treaty policies and practices. Against that background, there is an important need for officials in all branches and at all levels of government to learn about and stay up to date on new developments in investment treaty content and investor-state arbitration law and practice, and understand what those developments mean for them in their respective roles. This course aims to fill that need, and is aimed specifically at addressing the issues, opportunities, and challenges facing governments. The course is being attended by government officials from Uganda, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru, among others.

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