UCL Faculty of Laws


Current Issues in Remedies in International Investment Law

17 October 2019, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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UCL Laws (Room LG16)
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens

Speaker: Christina Beharry (Foley Hoag)
Chair: Dr Martins Paparinskis (UCL)

About the talk:

The speaker and the chair will discuss current issues in remedies in international investment law in a fireside chat format, considering recent developments in law and practice. The talk will address some of the following topics: sources of law, the role of restitution (in comparison to other forms of reparation), various permutations of compensation claims (lost profits, moral damages, reflective loss), approaches to quantifying damages, and principles limiting compensation.’

About the speaker:

Christina Beharry is Counsel in Foley Hoag’s International Litigation and Arbitration Department in Washington, D.C. Her practice focuses on public international law, investor-State and commercial arbitration, and trade and investment policy. Prior to joining Foley Hoag, she practiced in the Trade Law Bureau of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade where she represented the Government of Canada in investor-State disputes brought under NAFTA Chapter 11 and assisted in the negotiation of bilateral investment treaties. Ms. Beharry works extensively with experts on complex financial matters relating to the valuation of businesses, environmental damage, and compensation for adverse human health impacts. She has repeatedly assumed responsibility for damages arguments in high-stakes disputes with claims in excess of US$ 1 billion.  In addition, Ms. Beharry publishes regularly on compensation and valuation topics and has recently edited a book entitled Contemporary and Emerging Issues on the Law of Damages and Valuation in International Investment Arbitration (Brill Nijhoff, 2018).

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