DAA Investment Arbitration Committee Webinar

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The interaction between climate change obligations and international arbitration

A webinar organised by the DAA Investment Arbitration Committee  

Date: Thursday 28 May 2020

The focus of this event will be on the interaction/tension between climate change obligations and investment treaty and commercial arbitration.The Urgenda case before the Dutch courts, the potential investment arbitration case against the Netherlands for the closure of relatively new coal-fired power stations and the recent judgment of the UK Court of Appeals regarding the third runaway at Heathrow illustrate how the obligations arising out of the Paris Agreement play out in legal proceedings. 

The structure of the event is as follows: After an introductory keynote by Wendy J. Miles, QC, which will provide a tour d’horizon, the panel discussion in the first part will address procedural issues, whereas the second part will focus on substantive issues.


14.00 – 14.20 Introductory Keynote by Wendy J. Miles, QC (Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP)
14.20 – 14.50 Panel discussion focusing on procedural issues with
Prof. Dr. Maxi Scherer (Queen Mary University of London & Special Counsel, WilmerHale)
Susan Field (Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills)
Nicola Peart (Barrister, Three Crowns)
14.50 – 15.20 Continuation of Panel discussion focusing on substantive issues
15.30 Closing



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