Published 5 June 2019
Amidst a shifting landscape in international investment law, Brexit is likely to pave the way to the negotiation of several international investment agreements by the United Kingdom. The potential elaboration of these future agreements requires consideration of various options in terms of investment protections that treaty negotiators will have to address. In order to identify and discuss these opportunities, an OGEMID virtual seminar was convened. Organized around four themes, the seminar greatly benefited from the participation of experts in international investment law who addressed the current uncertainty surrounding the international investment regime, dispute resolution possibilities, the breadth of protections offered to investors, and obligations that might be imposed on them. Although several factors remain highly uncertain, the present summary highlights the main aspects that were discussed during the seminar with a view to demonstrating that negotiators of investment agreements in a post-Brexit era will have the opportunity to choose from various options to address controversial issues of the international investment regime.
All quoted participants authorized publication. More information about OGEMID and its Rules (Substantive and Technical) can be found here https://www.transnational-dispute-management.com/ogemid/