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UNCITRAL Japan Seminar 2014

The Development of Investor State Dispute Settlement from a viewpoint of Asia

(Co-organized by UNCITRAL-RCAP & AIBT)



Date: October 25. 2014

Venue: Doshisha University, Imadegawa Campus, Ryoshin Kan


9:30~9:40 Opening Address


Mr. Renaud Sorieul (Secretary of UNCITRAL and Director of the International Trade Law Division, Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations)

       Keynote Lecture:

Session1:      General View of Investor State Dispute Settlement


Prof. Dai Tamada (Professor of Law, Kobe University)

ISDS from a viewpoint of Public International Law and International Public Policy


Mr. Tony Andriotis (Special Counsel at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Tokyo Office)

The Reality of ISDS: What we can learn from YKOS Case


<11:05-11:20 Break>


Mr. Masaharu Onuki (JCAA Osaka)

ISDS from a viewpoint of Arbitration Institution in Asia

11:45~12:30    Q&A + Discussion


<Lunch Break 12:30~14:00>


Session 2: UNCITRAL Texts and the Practice of Investment Treaty Arbitration

14:00~14:05 Introduction

14:05~14:25    Prof. Shotaro Hamamoto (Professor of Law, Kyoto University)

UNCITRAL Rules and Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

14:25~14:45    Mr. Changkuk Lim (Legal Officer, UNCITRAL-RCAP)

UNCITRAL Tools for ISDS and the Future

14:45~15:05    Professor Cai Congyan (Professor of Law, Xiamen University School of Law)

Recent Development of International Investment Law and ISDS: From a viewpoint of China

<15:05~15:20    Break>

15:20~15:40    Mr. Soohyun Lee (Fellow Researcher, UNCITRAL-RCAP)

Public Interest Provisions and their Implications for Investor-State Disputes

15:40~16:00  ISDS from a viewpoint of Government Policy in Japan

16:00~16:20 Recent Development of ISDS from a viewpoint of Korea

Discussion  16:30~17:10

Closing  17:10~17:20

Supporting Institutions

Osaka Bar Association

Japan Commercial Arbitration Association

Doshisha University Research Center for International Transactions and Law [RECITAL]

Kobe University Graduate School of Law (Situational Training Program)

Kobe University Center for Asian Studies


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