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Armed Conflict and Protection of Foreign Invetsments

February 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm +04

About the Event:

The recent Artsakh War has re-shaped the existing borders and brought to the surface various concerns regarding international investment protection in times of armed conflict. Assessing the extent to which armed conflict impacts the obligations that states have towards foreign investors and their investments under international investment treaties requires considering a wide range of issues, many of which are systemic in nature. The webinar will explore the impacts of the recent armed conflict on foreign investments and will draw important parallels with the Crimean crisis and the resulting arbitrations.

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session. If you wish to participate and ask questions, please register. Registration is limited to the first 100 participants. Alternatively, you can submit your questions to [email protected] before the start of the webinar.

About the Speakers: 

Egishe Dzazhoyan is a partner at King & Spalding. He represents clients and appears as counsel in both commercial and investment treaty arbitration matters before leading European tribunals, including the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Chamber of Commerce, UN Commission on International Trade Law, and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, as well as the International Commercial Arbitration Court in Russia. Dzhazoyan also frequently advises clients in court proceedings and has particular experience in matters involving enforcement of arbitral awards against sovereign states, as well as complex offshore commercial fraud and asset recovery disputes. Dzhazoyan has been consistently recognized in arbitration by Legal 500 for 2012–2021. He has also been listed as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” in international arbitration by Chambers UK 2013, as an expert by ExpertGuides Commercial Arbitration in the 2018-2020 editions, and has also featured in the inaugural Legal 500 International Arbitration Powerlist UK 2019.

Alexander Yanos is a co-chair of the International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution team, and partner at Alston & Bird LLP. His arbitration practice includes commercial, financial, and treaty-based disputes, particularly in the energy and mining sectors in Latin America. He obtained a finding of unlawful expropriation in one of the largest investment treaty cases ever filed before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in arbitration against Venezuela. He has also obtained results for clients in disputes involving governments around the world. Mr. Yanos has advocated for his clients before nearly every international arbitration tribunal, including the ICSID, International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, American Arbitration Association, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission, International Court of Justice, and Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Yanos also has considerable experience representing clients in the securities, banking, antitrust, and insurance industries facing multijurisdictional disputes. He has been ranked as one of the top international arbitration lawyers by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and Chambers Latin America and recognized by The Legal 500 United States.


Alexander Yanos – “Potential investment treaty disputes resulting from the recent hostilities in Nagorno Karabakh—lessons from the Crimea”

Egishe Dzhazoyan – “Effects of armed conflicts on treaties: war over peace?”

The webinar shall be moderated by Adelaida Baghdasaryan, LL.M. program chair, American University of Armenia.

Language: English 



February 8, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm +04
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