Twenty Eighth ITF Public Conference: Economic Crime and International Investment Law


Interaction between public law regulating economic crime and private investor-state dispute resolution has given rise to a significant theoretical and practical problems, which the Twenty Eighth ITF Public Conference will address. Leading arbitrators and practitioners drawn primarily from ITF members will discuss the challenges and risks related to allegations of economic crimes in international investment arbitration.

The panellists will discuss breach of substantive national and international law obligations, particularly related to corruption and tax evasion, as a bar to jurisdiction of investment tribunals. The conference will also address the effect of economic crimes on the merits of investor-state disputes, including issues of state attribution and responsibility and the effect of domestic proceedings.

In addition, a special panel will deal with evidentiary challenges of allegations of economic crimes in investor-state disputes and will touch upon issues such as burden of proof, evidentiary privileges and freedom of information.


Arif Ali, Dechert
Andrea Bjorklund, McGill University Faculty of Law
George Burn, Vinson & Elkins
Thomas Kendra, Hogan Lovells
Yarik Kryvoi, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Lucinda Low, Steptoe & Johnson & American Society of International Law
Wendy Miles QC, Debevoise & Plimpton
Cecily Rose, Leiden University
Noah Rubins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Professor Surya Subedi, OBE, QC, University of Leeds
Baiju Vasani, Jones Day
Additional speakers to be announced.

This event is convened by Professor Yarik Kryvoi, Senior Research Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment treaty Forum.

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Date and Location

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Brunei Gallery
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