The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) is proud to organise in collaboration with the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS) an international conference on investment arbitration on 10 and 11 March 2016 (KIIAC 2016).
The keynote speech will be delivered by the highly respected academic and arbitrator Brigitte Stern (France), Professor Emeritus of International Law at the Sorbonne Law School in Paris (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne).
Since their emergence, investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanisms have met with a resounding success. One of the most striking testaments to this success is the steady increase in the number of investor-State arbitrations over the past several years. However, over the past decade, an increasing sceptical attitude of States towards these mechanisms is palpable.
The Conference – the first of its kind in Asia – will be a platform for all participants to engage in rich dialogues and knowledge exchange, which are reflected in the extensive Conference programme that includes international and national keynote and plenary speakers addressing complex issues raised by investor-State arbitration, with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific region, following the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).
Through its many attentive sessions, luncheons, and evening reception, KIIAC 2016 seeks to encourage and induce active participation and interaction amongst the brightest practitioners, leading regional and international institutions, eminent professors/researchers and investment treaty arbitration enthusiasts from around the globe.
KIIAC 2016 is supported, inter alia, by International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the School of International Arbitration – Queen Mary University of London, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Association for International Arbitration (AIA).
Brigitte Stern is Professor Emeritus at the Sorbonne Law School in Paris (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne). She was also a Member and the Vice-President of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal (UNAT) from 2000 to 2009.
She has served and serves as a Consultant and Expert for international organisations. She is active in international dispute settlement, acting as Counsel before the International Court of Justice and as Arbitrator (Sole Arbitrator, Member or President) in numerous ICSID, ICC, NAFTA, Energy Charter Treaty and UNCITRAL arbitrations.
She holds a Master’s degree and a JD from the University of Strasbourg, a Master of Comparative Jurisprudence (MCJ) from New-York University, and a PhD from the University of Paris.
She passed the Paris Bar exam and is “Agrégée” of the Law Faculties (1970). She has published many books, among others, Le préjudice dans la théorie de la responsabilité internationale, Paris, Pedone, 1973, 20 ans de jurisprudence de la Cour internationale de Justice. 1975-1995, La Haye, Nijhoff, 1998, La succession d’Etats, Lecture at The Hague Academy of international law, RCADI, tome 262, La Haye, Kluwer, 2000, as well as numerous articles.
10th March 2016
|Time||Programme||Speakers / Presenters|
|6.00pm||Welcome Speech||Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo, Director of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)|
|6.10pm||Opening Address||His Highness Prince Dr Bandar bin Salman bin Mohammed Al Saud,
Honorary President of the Gulf Arab States Lawyers Union
|6.20pm||Opening Speech||Honourable Puan Hajah Nancy Binti Shukri, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department|
|6.30pm||Keynote Speech||Brigitte Stern, Professor Emeritus at the Sorbonne Law School (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)|
|7.15pm||KIIAC 2016 Cocktail Reception|
|10.00pm||End of Programme|
11th March 2016
|9.00am||Session 1: Promoting Investments and Administering Investment Disputes – Tales from Regional and International Institutions
Moderator: Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo, Director of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)Speakers:
“ICSID’s 50th Anniversary – Progress and Prospects”
“Provisional Measures in Investor-State Arbitration: The PCA’s Experience”
“How Established Is Investment Arbitration in Asia?”
“The UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency”
“Dispute Settlement in the 2009 ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement”
“ISDS in the TTIP: EU’s proposed “Investment Court System”
“Mediation of Investor-State Disputes”
|11.00am||Morning Networking Break|
|11.15am||Session 2: Investment Arbitration – The Practitioner’s Point of View
Moderator: Dr. Ioannis Konstantinidis, Head of Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)Speakers:
“Investment Arbitration and Unmeritorious Claims”
“Investment Protection in the Oil and Gas Sector”
“Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Investor-State Dispute Settlement Provisions”
“Jurisdiction Ratione Temporis in Investment Treaty Arbitration”
|12.15pm||Networking Lunch Break|
|1.30pm||Session 2: Investment Arbitration – The Practitioner’s Point of View (con’t)
Moderator: Vinayak P. Pradhan, KLRCA Advisory Board Member, Skrine
“Recent Developments in Investor-State Dispute Settlement”
“Renegotiating International Investment Agreements: Recent developments”
“State-Owned Enterprises and Investment Arbitration”
“Enforcement of Investment Arbitration Awards in the Asia Pacific Region”
“Costs and Damages in Investment Treaty Arbitration”
“Ethical Issues in Investment Arbitration: Myth or Reality?”
|4.00pm||Evening Networking Break|
|4.15pm||Session 3: Doctrinal Developments in Investment Arbitration
Moderator: Brigitte Stern, Professor Emeritus at the Sorbonne Law School (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
“The Institut de Droit international and Investment Treaty Arbitration”
“Counterclaims in Investor-State Arbitration”
“The Evolution of Investment Contract Protection”
“Investment Arbitration and Shariah Law”
“The Concept of Public Policy in Investment Arbitration”
“The Connection between Rights and Remedies in Provisional Measures”.
|6.45pm||End of Programme|
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KIIAC 2016 will be attended by experienced lawyers, eminent academics, government executives, decision makers, and key policy makers from leading law firms, universities, regional and global government organisations, ministries, agencies, the oil and gas industry, the banking industry etc.
We look forward to welcoming you to KIIAC 2016.