Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, States have taken emergency measures in containing the pandemic and boosting their economies from recession. While there is an apparent consensus in the public policy purposes of such formulas, governments must also remain conscious that their regulatory actions are not arbitrary, disproportionate, or discriminatory, in light of their existing obligations under applicable foreign investment protection frameworks. In this program, you will hear from a panel of thought leaders in Investment Arbitration, who will contribute with their regional insights on the future of COVID-19 investor-state claims in Latin America, the EU, Africa, North America, Middle-East, South Asia, and East Asia.


  • Catherine Amirfar, Debevoise & Plimpton (New York)
  • Mélida Hodgson, Jenner & Block (New York)
  • George Bermann, Columbia Law School (New York)
  • Gisele Stephens-Chu, Freshfields (Paris)
  • Barry Appleton, Appleton & Associates International Lawyers (Toronto)


  • María Camila Hoyos, CMS (Lisbon)
  • Event Details
  • Location: EDT - Eastern Daylight Time
  • Start Date: 17/07/2020 12:00 pm
  • End Date: 17/07/2020 1:30 pm
  • ArbitralWomen Participation: Catherine Amirfar, Mélida Hodgson and Gisèle Stephens-Chu