The primary focus of the conference is the experience of States in the prevention of investment treaty disputes, and the improvement of State readiness for investment treaty claims. Leading international and regional arbitral institutions, various governments from the Asia-Pacific region and from outside the region, and leading scholars and practitioners will be involved in the conference. The conference will have a number of panel sessions on Thursday 10 May 2018. Then on Friday 11 May 2018 a working group on defense and prevention of investment disputes will be launched, and there will be a series of workshops at which participants will discuss the development of best practice "defense models" for States in investment arbitration. The working group will initiate the development of guidelines on (i) how States can best prepare for investment claims, and (ii) how States and investors can best prevent investment disputes. On the second day there is also a separate stream of panel sessions on transpacific transactions, regulation on foreign direct investment and intellectual property rights.
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