Yasmin will provide an introduction to third party funding and how it can support access to justice for all parties, and in particular in the context of investment treaty arbitration. Yasmin comments, “As awareness of third party funding in international investment arbitration increases dramatically, the ICA conference presents a perfect opportunity for Vannin Capital to present the benefits of its use to an international audience. I am also looking forward to taking part in some thought-provoking discussions as part of the round table forum on investment treaty arbitration, which will offer the opportunity to address any questions surrounding third party funding.”

Yasmin will highlight, “Third party funding is well suited to supporting investment treaty arbitration, complementing the aim of investment treaties to protect those that need protection, the investors, not the contracting states. Its use can level the playing field between all participants, irrespective of their backgrounds and financial position. In this sense, it offers the potential to become an increasingly important feature of international arbitrations.”

The conference, which is being organised by the ICC International Court of Arbitration, in partnership with ICC Tunisia and the Tunis Bar Association, brings together a wide range of speakers to discuss issues around State parties in arbitration. In particular, the conference is focused on the ICC’s experience in managing arbitration cases that involve a State entity, including investment-state arbitration. There will also be a round table forum to discuss contracting with State entities and possible future trends in this area. Taking place in Tunis, the sessions will be conducted in French with a live translation in Arabic.

More information on the conference can be found at http://www.iccwbo.org/Training-and-Events/All-events/Events/2015/Arbitration-and-state-entities/

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