Sovereign Wealth Funds and International Dispute Resolution


BIICL and Withers LLP will launch a report on Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) and dispute resolution. The report presents findings of a months-long research project into SWFs and dispute resolution, including the use of international arbitration - both commercial and investor-State - recourse to domestic courts and issues of attribution and enforcement.

The project, which is understood to be the first of its kind to examine dispute resolution approaches of SWFs, was led by Professor Yarik Kryvoi of BIICL, in collaboration with Hussein Haeri, partner and head of the Public International Law Group of Withers LLP.

The topics which will be discussed at the event include:

Features of SWFs and how they impact on dispute resolution;
How SWFs resolve disputes, through court litigation, commercial and investment arbitration, and the relevance for inter-State dispute settlement;
Issue of Sovereign immunity as it relates to SWFs; and
SWFs in a changing world.

Date and Location

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm