25th ITF Public Conference: The ICSID Convention at 50

Friday September 18th 2015
BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP

From its founding as a little-known and seldom-used multilateral treaty for the resolution of international investment disputes, the ICSID Convention has become one of the most widely known and widely used international economic conventions. With 159 signatories, thousands of international investment treaties rely upon its provisions for the resolution of disputes and hundreds of arbitral awards have been rendered under its aegis.

Fifty years after the finalization of the Convention’s text in 1965, this meeting of the Investment Treaty Forum, organized in partnership with the ICSID Secretariat, looks at the history of the Convention, the legal issues raised in its interpretation and application, and its continuing role in the investment treaty regime.

Confirmed Speakers

• Andrea Bjorklund, McGill University
• Meg Kinnear, ICSID
• Loretta Malintoppi, Eversheds
• Antonio Parra, World Bank
• Lucy Reed, Freshfields
• Taylor St John, University of Oxford
• Christoph Schreuer, Zeiler Partners
• V.V. Veeder, Essex Court Chambers

Find out more and book online at http://www.biicl.org/itf25