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Balancing States’ Responses and the Protection of Foreign Investors in the (Post) Pandemic World

9 October 2020 @ 14:00 - 17:30


The webinar will evaluate a long-lasting impact of the pandemic on FDIs from state and investor perspectives. The most prominent academics, practitioners and the representatives of international organisations will discuss the COVID-19 crisis in relation to investment arbitration claims. The conference will be comprised of three panels. The first panel will focus on the state’s perspective and will address the international law defenses e.g. the necessity defense; force majeure etc. The experts in the second panel will analyse the legal avenues available to foreign investors under IIAs and their legitimacy in the current crisis. The third panel will discuss the response to pandemic from the perspectives of different countries and the perspective of international organisations, e.g. UNCTAD.

The programme is available here: https://www.transnational-dispute-management.com/news/20201009.pdf

The webinar is free of charge. To register, please send an email to: credimi.secretariat@u-bourgogne.fr

Speakers and moderators (in chronological order)

  • Prof Attila Tanzi (University of Bologna)
  • Prof Julien Chaisse (City University of Hong Kong)
  • Prof Catharine Titi (CNRS-CERSA, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas)
  • Prof Clotilde Fortier (University of Burgundy)
  • Prof Mohammed Abdel Wahab (Zulficar & Partners Law Firm)
  • Prof Sébastien Manciaux (University of Burgundy)
  • Prof Alvaro Galindo (Georgetown University Law Center)
  • Mr Hamed El-Kady (UNCTAD)
  • Prof Makane Moïse Mbengue (University of Geneva)
  • Prof Arpita Mukherjee (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations)
  • Dr Pascale Accaoui Lorfing (CREDIMI)
  • Dr Yulia Levashova (Nyenrode Business University/Utrecht University)


9 October 2020
14:00 - 17:30