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Protection of Investment in Africa MODULE C: Theory and Practice of Investor State Dispute Resolution
Brief Description
This module provides an in-depth, practice-focused consideration of the legal recourse available to investors or states in the event of violations of guarantees and/or commitments by either host governments, or investors under international investment agreements. A highlight of the module is that the practical aspects of dispute resolution proceedings are demonstrated through participation in a moot. The moot, presided over by a panel of foremost international arbitrators, provides an opportunity to receive first-hand evaluation and personal feedback when applying theory to practice. As such, this module is suited to attendees who have some professional experience, or who have completed Modules A and/or B.
Learning Outcomes
comprehensive understanding of the international investment framework applicable to foreign investments in Africa, as well as the associated protection mechanisms available to investors and governments. You will understand the various policy and legislative measures, implemented by host governments, which can expose both investors and the host government to significant risk. Particular areas of focus include acts of expropriation; nationalisation; local content requirements (related to both ownership and supplier content); forced re-negotiations of contracts with African governments, and allegations of unfair and inequitable treatment of investors. You will also understand the evolution of treaty standards in Africa, such as novel obligations for investors to consider ESG (e.g. Environmental, Sustainability and Governance obligations) as part of the investment. To provide relatable and pragmatic examples, contemporary case studies are applied throughout.
Course Content
A highlight of the module is that the practical aspects of dispute resolution proceedings are demonstrated through participation in a moot. The moot, presided over by a panel of foremost international arbitrators, provides an opportunity to receive first-hand evaluation and personal feedback when applying theory to practice
Entry Requirements
As such, this module is suited to attendees who have some professional experience, or who have completed Modules A and/or B.
Course Number:
P007899
Catalogue and Category:
Law and Human Rights
Who Should attend:
This programme is ideal for legal professionals, executives, business leaders, government officials, regulators, state-owned entities, and practitioners who are considering and/or managing investments in African jurisdictions. As the programme curriculum addresses a range of elements to enhance investment protection, it will also appeal to those who are generally involved in projects, operations, or business ventures on the continent
Delivery Mode:
Blended
Contact Days:
4