Key Developments in International Investment Law and Investor-State Arbitration

  • May 05, 2015


Publication | Archived Video


Understand the characteristics and impacts of new generation trade agreements such as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) and the modernization of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT). Also hear from our expert speakers on important issues in Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS), including jurisdictional issues that your clients need to be aware of, such as their standing to bring a claim under international trade and investment agreements, and interpretation and review standards.


Michael Solursh, Ministry of Economic Development Employment & Infrastructure


Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
Chapter 10. Investment

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Chapter 11. Investment

Foreign investment Promotion and Protection Agreements: Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the People's Republic of China for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments

‘Correctness' as the Proper Standard of Review Applicable to ‘True' Questions of Jurisdiction in the Set-Aside of Treaty-Based Investor-State Awards
Céline Lévesque,
Dean, Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa

The United Mexican States v. Cargill, Incorporated

Key Jurisdictional Issues
Christophe Bondy, Senior Counsel and Deputy Director, Trade Law Bureau, Government of Canada

St Marys VCNA, LLC v. Government of Canada
Canada's Brief Outline of Jurisdictional and Substantive Defences

August 31,2012

St Marys VCNA, LLC v. Government of Canada
NAFTA Dispute - Report on Inadvertent Disclosure of Privileged Documents

Detroit International Bridge Company v. The Government of Canada
Award on Jurisdiction, April 2, 2015

Federal Commercial Arbitration Act

Mexico v. Metalclad Corp.

The standard of review applied to government measures by international tribunals compared to domestic courts
Myriam Seers, Torys LLP