Annual conference on the issues of international investment arbitration „Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference“ organized by the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic serves as an international forum for the exchange of experience with settlement of investment disputes between prominent attorneys and experts in the field of international investment law with their counterparts from the public sector, in particular state counsels representing interests of their respective states in such disputes, for whom the conference is primarily intended.
First two days of the conference consist of the series of workshops and practical seminars devoted to the state participants from various jurisdictions. Third day of the conference is composed of discussion panels and it is intended for state representatives, distinguished arbitrators, academics and attorneys. The fourth day of the conference provides a platform to exchange experience with representation of states in investment disputes and it is intended for state representatives only.
During seven years of existence, the conference has covered multiple topics and was attended by delegations from various countries, including delegations from Albania, Montenegro, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Georgia, Croatia, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, United States of America, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey or Uruguay.
For capacity reasons, the attendance at the conference is limited to state representatives and experts in the area of international investment arbitration on invitation basis only.
The seventh year will start with a keynote address by prof. Christoph Schreuer on the topic “Does Investment Arbitration Have a Future?” which will be followed by panel discussions on related topics chaired by the following attorneys: Stephen P. Anway from Squire Patton Boggs (New York), Emmanuel Gaillard from Shearman & Sterling (Paris), Eduardo Silva Romero from Dechert and Paolo di Rosa from Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer (Washington).
The conference will be preceded by seminars and workshops organized by the representatives of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration) and KPMG.