Introductory Remarks

Introduction (“Policies”, 9:00-10:00 am)

Policy development challenges with WTO dispute settlement and international arbitration: why is the interface between trade and investment relevant from a political, economic and legal point of view?

Moderator: Antoine Romanetti, Romanetti Avocats, Geneva/Paris

  • Prof. Giorgio Sacerdoti (Professor at Bocconi University, former Chairman of the WTO Appellate Body, Milan)
  • Jochen Müller (Political Counselor, European Commission, Madrid)
  • Victor do Prado (Director of the Council and Trade Negotiations Committee Division, WTO, Geneva)
  • Vicente Montes (Vice President, Red Española del Pacto Mundial, President Association of State Economists, Madrid)

Round Table One (“Substantive rules”, 10:00-11:10)

Convergence and divergence within the substantive rules: what are the standards of protection; how are they different or similar to one another; what are the convergences and divergences?

Moderator: Fernando Lanzón, CEA member, Clifford Chance, Madrid

  • Fernando Piérola (Senior Counsel, Advisory Centre on WTO Law, Geneva)
  • James Flett (Legal Services, European Commission, Brussels)
  • Mark Bravin (Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP, Washington, D.C.)
  • Manuel Conthe (Of Counsel, Bird & Bird, Madrid)
  • Prof. Yuka Fukunaga (Law Professor, Waseda University, Tokyo)

Coffee Break (11:10-11:40)

Round Table Two (“Remedies”, 11:45-13:00)

Effective implementation of trade & investment protection: what are the remedies available; what are the challenges and opportunities of using one or the other, or both?

Moderator: Fernando Bedoya, CEA-40 Member, Pérez Llorca Madrid

  • Prof. Walid Ben Hamida (Professor at the University of Evry Val d’Essonne and at Sciences Po, Paris)
  • Dr. Todd Weiler (investment arbitration advisor and arbitrator, London, Ontario)
  • Prof. Joost Pauwelyn (Professor at IHEID/GIDSG and Georgetown University, Geneva and Washington, D.C.)
  • Katrina Naut (Director-General of Foreign Trade and Administration of Trade Treaties, DICOEX, Dominican Republic)
  • Javier Gallego Piñera (Director of Legal Services of Energy Wholesale and Supply, GAS
    NATURAL, Madrid)
  • Fernando Cuñado (Partner, KPMG)

Lunch (13:00-14:00)

 Round Table Three (“Multiple Fora”, 14:00-15:30)

Trade and investment disputes in real life: are they complementary; what are the pros and cons of parallel proceedings; how should they be coordinated?

Moderator: Alejandro García, CEA-40 Member, Winston & Strawn, London

  • Naboth van den Broek (Partner, WilmerHale LLP, Washington, D.C. and Brussels)
  • Gabriela Wurcel (Director of International Commerce, Philip Morris International, Geneva)
  • Patricio Grané (Partner, Volterra Fietta, London)
  • Stefano Catelani (In-house Counsel, Dupont de Nemours)
  • David Jiménez Márquez (General Counsel, Codere)

Round Table Four (“Companies in Spain and in the EU at the crossroads of trade and investment”, 15:30-17:00)

How can Spanish and European companies be affected by the overlap between trade and investment regimes: will there be disputes; how will they be tackled from a legal, regulatory and policy angle?

Moderator: Melanie Riofrío Piché, CEA-40 Member, Armesto & Asociados

  • Antonio Fernández-Martos (Spanish Government, Director General of the Spanish Ministry of Commerce, Madrid)
  • Lourdes Catrain (Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP, Brussels)
  • Rocío Ingelmo (General Counsel, Altadis, Madrid)
  • Beatriz Martínez-Falero (General Counsel, Mahou-San Miguel, Madrid)

The seminar will be followed by a cocktail dinner for participants and panelists (18:30 to…)


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