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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected foreign investment around the globe, but the legal implications are only just beginning to be known.  Many international disputes practitioners anticipate a significant increase in investor-State arbitration claims arising from government measures related to this ongoing health crisis.  Whether from the perspective of Host State, foreign investor, or financial advisor, legal professionals will be encountering disputes in what may be new territory for their clients:  claims arising under international investment agreements governed in large part by public international law.

We invite you to join K&L Gates Straits Law LLC international arbitration partner Raja Bose and senior associate Robert L. Houston in a presentation where they will discuss:

  • Investor-State arbitration in a nutshell - 20 minutes
  • The COVID-19 pandemic as a trigger for Investor-State arbitration - 20 minutes
  • Practical guidance for Host States, investors, and financial advisors - 20 minutes


Program Level: Update

Intended Audience: In-house counsel, outside attorneys, government attorneys, financial advisors, and other allied professionals involved in foreign direct investment or cross-border dispute resolution

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None


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