Protecting International Investor Rights Briefing 



Thursday, November 24, 2022 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM GMT
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Chloe Gibbs 
Global Infrastructure Investor Association 

Amid an increasingly volatile geopolitical backdrop, GIIA is hosting an exclusive member briefing with experts from Clifford Chance on the 2,000+ treaties that can protect international investors from state interference.

Shifts in international and domestic policies at this time of increasing political, economic and social instability, create heightened risks for foreign investors. With nationalism and interventionism on the rise, it’s never been more important for international investors to be mindful of the network of more than 2,000 investment treaties which provide protections from state interference in investments, and a direct recourse through international arbitration in the event of a breach

 When state interference is backed by legislation, domestic courts are often unable to grant a remedy under national law, and when state interference extends to the judiciary, domestic courts may be unwilling to do so. In these instances, investment treaties may provide the only remedy. 

 This session will provide an overview of steps that can be taken to maximise investment and investor protections under multilateral investment treaties, bilateral investment treaties (BITs) or free trade agreements (FTAs), as well as the types of recovery that may be available.