WAW 2023, 4th Edition
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November 27 to December 1, 2023

Concrete ISDS Reform Options: Investor-State Adjudication: A Court or an Appeals Mechanism

Our Panel on reforms of the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system will discuss the reforms that have been proposed at ICSID and UNCITRAL’s Working Group III, the efforts by the major institutions to reform their rules, the impact that they could have on the ISDS system, and whether the reform proposals—especially whether the adjudication body should be a standing court or an appellate mechanism—can effectively solve the criticisms against the ISDS system. In particular, the panelists will be sharing their views on the following topics: Proposal for amendment of the ICSID Rules in the recent Working Paper #5 The viability of a Multilateral Investment Court (MIC) The compatibility of the appellate mechanism with existing ISDS mechanisms The second version of the Draft Code of Conduct discussed at the November 2021 UNCITRAL Session

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December 4th At 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

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States’ Claims and Counterclaims in Investment Arbitration

December 4th At 9:00 am - 10:30 am EST

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Infrastructure Disputes in International Arbitration

December 3th At 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

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The Rise of Technology in International Arbitration – Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Hearings

December 3th At 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

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Perspectives of Young Arbitration Practitioners

December 3th At 9:00 am - 10:30 am EST

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International Commercial Arbitration from the Client’s Perspective

December 2nd At 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

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Fossil Fuel, Clean Energy and the Environment in International Arbitration

December 2nd At 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

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EU Investment Arbitration: Current Issues Regarding the Validity and Enforcement of Awards Even Beyond the EU

December 2nd At 9:00 am - 10:30 am EST

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Draft Guidelines on States’ Defenses and Prevention of Investment Arbitration

December 1st At 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

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Alternative Approaches to Valuing Early Stage Investments in Investor-State Arbitration

December 1st At 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

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Reform of ISDS – The ICSID Rules Amendments and UNCITRAL Working Group III

December 1st At 9:30 am - 11:00 am EST

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Keynote Speaker: Meg Kinnear, ICSID Secretary-General

December 1st At 9:00 am - 9:30 am EST

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Third-Party Funding: Developments, Pitfalls and Looking to the Future

November 30 At 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

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COVID-19 and International Arbitration

November 30th At 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

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Women in International Arbitration

November 30th At 9:00 am - 10:30 am EST

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