Reimagining BITs: Recent developments in the international investment regime with a focus on the UK

5 Jun
16:00 - 17:30

Disputes involving States
Member Hosted Events

Notable recent and ongoing events are likely to significantly affect the future of international investment protection and planning.  These include developments relating to the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), whose proposed modernisation continues to generate controversy, as well as the UK’s bilateral investment treaties (BITs) with EU Member States, of which the majority have been terminated recently, purportedly with their sunset clauses.
Issues for affected investors and States include:

  • How should investors best protect existing investments covered by affected treaties?  
  • What protection should investors realistically expect with regard to future investments?  
  • What is the likely fate of awards rendered under intra-EU BITs, EU-UK BITs and the ECT?  


15:30 - Registration

16:00 - 17:00 - Panel discussion

17:00 - Networking and drinks

17:30 - Close

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  • Sylvia Tonova - Pinsent Masons
  • Graham Coop - Pinsent Masons
  • Lord Guglielmo Verdirame KC - Twenty Essex
  • Camilla Godman - Omni Bridgeway


  • Pinsent Masons LLP
  • Twenty Essex