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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to International Investment Law and Dispute Resolution

  • 2

    Why do we need international investment law?

  • 3

    Conflict of law issues in investment arbitration

    • Test your knowledge of conflict of law issues

    • Introduction: Conflict of law issues in investment arbitration

    • Discussion: Conflict of law issues in investment arbitration

    • Conclusion: Conflict of law issues in investment arbitration

    • Renewing the Relationship between Treaties and Customary International Law (optional advanced learning)

    • Test your knowledge of conflict of law issues

    • Learning Journal

  • 4

    Fair and equitable treatment and arbitrary measures

    • Test your knowledge of fair and equitable treatment and denial of justice

    • Introduction: Fair and equitable treatment and arbitrary measures

    • Discussion: Fair and equitable treatment and arbitrary measures

    • Concluding remarks: Fair and equitable treatment and arbitrary measures

    • Legitimate Expectations in International Investment Law (optional advanced learning)

    • Test your knowledge of fair and equitable treatment and denial of justice

    • Learning Journal

  • 5

    Expropriation and denial of justice

    • Test your knowledge of expropriation and denial of justice

    • Introduction: Expropriation and denial of justice

    • Discussion: Expropriation and denial of justice

    • Conclusion: Expropriation and denial of justice

    • Regulatory Freedom and Indirect Expropriation in Investment Arbitration (optional advanced learning)

    • Learning Journal

    • Test your knowledge of expropriation and denial of justice

  • 6

    Investor-state dispute settlement

  • 7

    Legitimacy challenges and reform of international investment law

    • Test your knowledge of legitimacy challenges and reform of international investment law

    • Introduction: Legitimacy challenges and reform of international investment law

    • Discussion: Legitimacy challenges and reform of international investment law

    • Concluding remarks: Legitimacy challenges and reform of international investment law

    • The Future of Investment Arbitration: Have We Reached a High Water Mark? (optional advanced learning)

    • Test your knowledge of legitimacy challenges and reform of international investment law

    • Learning Journal

  • 8

    Final quiz

    • Introduction to the final quiz

    • Final quiz

  • 10

    Post-course survey and more resources

Meet your instructors

Director of the Investment Treaty Forum

Professor Yarik Kryvoi

Yarik is the Senior Research Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum. He is an academic, policy advisor and practitioner based in London specialising on international and comparative law, with a particular focus on dispute resolution and foreign investment law.

He practised international dispute resolution with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, Morgan Lewis & Bockius in Washington, DC and Baker & McKenzie in Saint Petersburg. He has degrees from Harvard Law School, universities of Nottingham, Utrecht and St Petersburg.

Barrister at Matrix Chambers

Professor Phillippe Sands QC

Philippe is a professor of law at University College London and a barrister with Matrix Chambers. He co-directs the Project on International Courts and Tribunals (PICT) at London University and New York University.

He has appeared before many international courts, including the European Court of Justice; the International Court of Justice; the World Trade Organisation dispute settlement organs; the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; the International Criminal Court; and the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

He has accepted appointments as an arbitrator in several cases under ICSID and UNCITRAL rules.

Partner at Allen & Overy

Suzanne Spears

Suzanne is a partner in the International Arbitration Group and Co-Head of the Global Business and Human Rights Practice at Allen & Overy in London. Her international disputes practice focuses on investment treaty arbitration, international commercial arbitration, State-to-State disputes and transnational tort litigation. She has represented clients in international disputes under all the major arbitration rules (including ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID and PCA) and before the International Court of Justice.

Interviewed practitioners and arbitrators

  • Suzanne Spears, Allen & Overy
  • Hussein Haeri, Withers World Wide
  • Stuart Dutson, Simmons & Simmons
  • Samantha Rowe and Patrick Taylor, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Maurice Mendelson QC, Blackstone Chambers
  • Phillippe Sands, QC Matrix Chambers
  • Boost your CV

    All participants who successfully complete the course get a certificate from the Brtish Institute of International and Comparative Law, one of the leading independent research centres for international and comparative law in the world.

  • Learn from top experts

    All classes include infographics and engaging conversations with leading London-based practitioners and arbitrators working in the area of international investment law.

  • Determine your own pace

    This course is designed with busy practitioners in mind. You can determine your own pace of learning - either focus on the course and complete it within a few days or spread it over several weeks. Access it on your desktop or a mobile device when you have time.

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  • $149.00

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