International proceedings based on investment treaties (investment arbitration included) have become the ordinary means to resolve disputes between foreign investors and Host States.
Investment Treaties mainly include international obligations for the Contracting States regarding the treatment and protection of foreign investments, which, in case of breach, foreign investors can directly enforce against the Host State before an international tribunal. In these proceedings, investors are always the claimants while States invariably the respondents.
Macchi di Cellere Gangemi (Anna De Luca), together with the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (Ismail Selim), has organised a webinar which will take place on 30 November 2020 on counterclaims in international investment proceedings by the Host States against claimant investors. Counterclaims by respondent States have come under the spotlight due to their potential in rebalancing the aforementioned investment regime’s asymmetry. The webinar will explore the topic in light of the current reform process of International Investment Law and participants will include, among others, Meg Kinnear (ICSID Secretary-General).