EXECUTIVE PROGRAM 2020

LEGAL PROTECTION OF
INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENTS

Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23th April 2020
From 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

INSEAD / 1, Ayer Rajah Avenue / Singapore 138676

There are few areas of global legal practice more dynamic, or more wrought with controversy, than international investment law.

Investment treaties obligate states to treat foreign investors in a fair and non-discriminatory manner. If they do not, the investors can bring legal proceedings directly against the states. Singapore is a party to nearly ninety such treaties that simultaneously protect Singaporean investors against political risks abroad while exposing Singapore to claims by foreign investors.

Supporters say this system can encourage stable long-term investments, strengthen the rule of law, and promote economic development. Critics argue that it gives powerful corporations special rights against states that may discourage state regulation for the public good. The debate is not just academic: Singapore signed seven agreements with investment protections in 2018 alone including a treaty with the European Union and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

This course will provide an overview of substantive, practical, and policy aspects of the legal protection of international investments. Participants will come to understand the main features investment treaties and how they relate to inbound and outbound investment and international trade. They will also become familiar with investor-state arbitration and its detractors while examining how Singapore is at the vanguard of a new generation of change.

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Dates:

Tuesday 21st April, Wednesday 22nd April, Thursday 23th April 2020

Length:

Total 10 hours

Location:

INSEAD Singapore – 1, Ayer Rajah, Singapore 138676