USMCA – What Does NAFTA 2.0 Mean for Investor Protection in North America and Beyond?


The just-announced United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) that is proposed to replace NAFTA will dramatically change the enforcement of rules promising fair government treatment of North American investors. If USMCA is implemented, investor-state arbitration to enforce key investor protections will be eliminated for US-Canada investors and significantly restricted for US-Mexico investors. Sidley and the American Society of International Law invite you to a robust discussion about the changes, what motivated them, and what they will mean for North American investors and the future investment treaties of all three countries.


  • Colin Bird, Minister-Counsellor Trade and Economic Policy, Embassy of Canada; 
  • Marinn Carlson, International Arbitration Practice Co-Chair, Sidley; 
  • Shaun Donnelly, Vice President Investment and Financial Services, U.S. Council for International Business
  • Guillermo Malpica, Head of Trade and NAFTA Office, Ministry of Economy of Mexico

Date and Location

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Sidley Austin LLP
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