6th Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference

6th Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference

Information on the event

The Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic cordially invites you to the 6th Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference aimed at sharing experience with treaty arbitration between senior government officials and top legal practitioners in the field. The event is organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic and hosted by the advisory firm KPMG Czech Republic. The conference and related events are invitation-only.

  • Tue 11.10.2016
  • Wed 12.10.2016
  • Thu 13.10.2016
  • Fri 14.10.2016

ICSID Workshop – Initiating and Defending an ICSID Arbitration – A Mock Scenario

Participants will be guided through the initial steps in an ICSID arbitration from the notice of arbitration up until the first session of the Tribunal, following a mock case.

To register for the ICSID Workshop, please click here.

ICSID Workshop – Annulment and Appeal – Review of Investment Awards

The second part of the workshop will discuss the annulment mechanism in the ICSID Convention and how it compares with an appellate mechanism in the context of review of investment awards.

To register for the ICSID Workshop, please click here.


Expert Workshop

The workshop will cover an insight into regulatory economics, recent developments in quantum, and a discussion of the benefits of mediation in treaty arbitration.

Main conference

The Prague BIT Conference, which takes place on 13 October 2016, will start with a keynote address by Emmanuel Gaillard, Shearman & Sterling, on Investment Arbitration: Rebalancing the System. The keynote address will be followed by four panel discussions on the following topics:

  • Shareholder claims / parallel claims (chaired by Eduardo S. Romero, Dechert)
  • Role & effects of local law and court decisions (chaired by Bart Legum, Dentons)
  • Evidentiary standards & adverse inferences (chaired by Stephen P. Anway, Squire Patton Boggs)
  • Non-pecuniary remedies, including interim measures (chaired by David Hesse, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle)

There will be a cocktail party sponsored by Dechert LLP for all participants on 13 October 2016 starting at 6:30 pm.

Detailed programme of the main conference is available here.

Practical Workshop

(for government officials only)

The workshop will be focused on sharing experience and best practices in the area of BITs negotiations and investment treaty arbitrations. The session will be open exclusively to government officials.


11. 10. 2016 - 14. 10. 2016 Free Czernin Palace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Loretánské náměstí 5, Prague
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