July 2016, Geneva, Switzerland – UNITAR and the international law firm LALIVE are pleased to announce their upcoming online course taking place this fall on Introduction to Investment Arbitration. In this course participants will cover the broad areas that are relevant for an understanding of investment arbitration. Each area will be addressed in a module where emphasis is laid on issues that are specific to investment arbitration.
The course will take place online from 26 September to 30 October 2016. A team of legal experts with in-depth understanding of issues related to investment arbitration will mentor the participants and moderate the weekly thematic online discussions. Participants will learn from treaty texts, case law and commentary to evaluate the issues covered and to apply the legal doctrines discussed to future situations.
As investment arbitration is a fast-moving area of the law and many questions remain presently unsettled, the instructors will place emphasis on highlighting different and sometimes conflicting interpretations and decisions, inviting participants to consider and analyze them. The target audience for this course includes country delegates and representatives, private sector professionals, ministry and parliamentary officials, academics and researchers both in developing and developed countries.
LALIVE and UNITAR offer a limited number of full fellowships per course to public sector officials from least developed countries (LDCs) according to the list specified by the United Nations (http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/cdp/ldc/ldc_list.pdf).
For more information and for registration, please visit the event page at https://www.unitar.org/event/full-catalog/laliveunitar-introduction-investment-arbitration-2016.