Professor Attila Massimiliano Tanzi will be moderating one of the panels at the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and the Latin American Arbitration Association’s virtual Americas Workshop on Thursday 8 September.
The Workshop will provide an overview of the tension between the protections provided in investment treaties and restrictions to those protections in the interests of achieving environmental objectives and protecting States’ right to regulate, with a particular emphasis on Latin-America investment arbitration cases and how they have interpreted environmental carve-outs.
Attila will moderate the second session of the workshop, where the panelists will address the challenges that both States and investors face in light of the environmental policies that are being implemented. In particular, in-house counsel can provide insight as to how companies are facing environmental regulation in the host State when planning their investments, while policy makers can discuss regulatory policies that are being implemented in this field.
The speakers of this session will be:
- Mairée Uran-Bidegain, Coordinator, Defense Program in Investment Arbitrations, Foreign Affairs Ministry of Chile, Santiago, Chile
- Israel Hurtado, President of Mexican Academy of Energy Law, Mexico City, Mexico
- Mónica Jiménez, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Secretary General, Ecopetrol, Bogotá, Colombia