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Thomas Sprange QC, Viren Mascarenhas to Speak on Webinar About COVID-19 Pandemic and Investment Arbitration

Trial and Global Disputes partners Thomas Sprange QC (London) and Viren Mascarenhas (New York) will speak on a webinar on “COVID-19 Pandemic and Investment Arbitration” on May 18. They will speak on how to conduct a virtual hearing using the latest technology, as well as explored the defenses that States might assert with respect to measures they have enacted in response to COVID-19, drawing on the provisions contained in bilateral investment treaties, such as essential security clauses, as well as defenses under customary international law, such as force majeure and necessity.

Event Details

Date: May 18, 2020