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Event Title:  CICIA-VCC Panel, "State-to-State Investment Treaty Arbitration: Dead End or New Frontier?"
NYS CLE Credit Program
Date:   Nov 29, 2012
Time:   4:15PM - 6:15PM ET

Columbia Law School
Jerome L. Greene Hall, Lobby Level, Room 103
435 West 116th Street at Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027


Most investment treaties include two arbitral clauses: one permitting investor-state arbitration and another permitting state-to-state arbitration. However, almost no analysis exists about the extent and limits of state-to-state arbitration or how such arbitration interacts with investor-state arbitration conducted under the same treaty. A number of recent cases -- including Peru v. Chile, Italy v. Cuba and Ecuador v. United States -- are focusing a spotlight on these issues. State-to-state clauses typically permit claims about the "interpretation and/or application" of the treaty. But does this mean that states can bring interpretive claims that would affect ongoing investor-state disputes or bind future investor-state tribunals? Can a home state bring and/or settle a diplomatic protection claim on behalf of its investors, even if those investors do not consent? These and many other questions remain unanswered. To discuss them, please join us in a conversation hosted by the Center on International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (CICIA) and the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment (VCC).

3:30 P.M. – 4:15 P.M. REGISTRATION
Anthea E. Roberts
Lecturer, London School of Economics &
Visiting Professor, Columbia Law School

4:30 P.M. – 6:10 P.M.
NYS CLE Credit: 2.0, Areas of Professional Practice
Anthea E. Roberts, Moderator
Lecturer, London School of Economics &
Visiting Professor, Columbia Law School

Andrea K. Bjorklund
Visiting Professor (Guest of the L. Yves Fortier Chair), McGill University Faculty of Law
Andrew B. Loewenstein
Partner, Foley Hoag LLP
Michele Potestà
Graduate Institute, Geneva
W. Michael Reisman
Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law, Yale Law School
Lee M. Caplan
U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser, Office of Economic and Business Affairs
6:10 – 6:15 P.M.
Anthea E. Roberts
Lecturer, London School of Economics &
Visiting Professor, Columbia Law School

Please pre-register to attend. All rates are "per person" and, as flat fees, cannot be prorated according to attendance. There is a required attendance fee of $25.00 per person. Reduced rates are available for attorneys who are serving in public interest organizations (including government, academic, and non- and not-for-profit organizations) or are experiencing financial hardship.
Standard Admission/Attorneys in Private Practice: $25
Attorneys in Public Interest/Nonprofit/Academia/Government Organizations: $12.50
Attorneys' Hardship Scholarship:
A limited number of financial hardship scholarships will be available on a case-by-case basis to interested attorneys in need. Scholarship applications should detail in a few sentences the basis of the applicant's need and the background to his or her interest. Applications should be directed to Megan Savage, to be received no later than 5pm, Monday 26 November 2012.

Online preregistration will close for all transactions, including cancellations with refunds, at 5pm, Wednesday 28 November 2012. Requests for cancellation with refund must be received by this time. Confirmed reservations are transferrable. Kindly notify Megan Savage of cancellations and transfers as soon as possible and no later than the close of preregistration. CLS Cancellation Policy

Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, successful completion of this live CLE program, which is suitable for both transitional and non-transitional attorneys, will provide two (2.0) credit hours that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. CLE credit is awarded only for full attendance as reflected in the program's attendance register. Attorneys attending only part of the program are not eligible for partial credit for it, although they are most welcome to attend it. On sign-out or otherwise on departure, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided at the program. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the mailing address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.

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Please direct your general inquiries to Elizabeth Boylan and registration or CLE inquiries to Megan Savage.

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Conference Rates
  Standard Admission/Attorneys in Private Practice: $25
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Attorney Scholarship Rate: To apply for a scholarship, attorneys should follow the instructions under the Registration Rates heading, above.

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