Jointly presented by the International Bar Association (IBA) Arbitration Committee and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) the two day event will focus on the Future of Investment Arbitration and will see hundreds of delegates including private practice lawyers, public bodies, in-house counsel, SME executives and academics gather to discuss the issues facing the practice.

Iain McKenny, General Counsel of Disputes at Vannin Capital, who is attending the conference, commented; “Third party funding has become one of the hot topics in international investment arbitration and the IBA conference presents a perfect opportunity for Vannin Capital to meet with our contacts to discuss and debate the issues around that.

The topic of this year’s conference, “ICSID’s 50th Anniversary: A Retrospective and a forecast of the future of investment arbitration”, is particularly timely for us in view of the recent upturn of investment arbitration funding opportunities which Vannin has been experiencing.”

He continued: “The programme includes some very well respected practitioners and it will be interesting to participate in the discussions around their respective presentations, namely the issue of time and cost in international arbitration as this is particularly relevant to third party funding. The industry is growing fast and will undoubtedly continue to play an extensive role in investment arbitration cases in the future.”

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