The Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA), in conjunction with the Investment Treaty Forum (ITF) of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), held a four-day (6 to 9 December 2015) intensive course on International Investment Arbitration specifically tailored for the MENA region in Manama, Bahrain.
The four-day course was attended by delegates from all over the MENA region and provided the theoretical knowledge and the practical know-how from some of the leading practitioners in the field of international investment both in the region and beyond.
CRCICA Director shared three panels during the course and addressed the following issues:
- The State of Play in the Middle East and North Africa, in which he focused on the salient features of the most recent national investment laws in the MENA region;
- Understanding the State’s International Obligations within the context of Managing Foreign Investment Relations and Preventing Foreign Investment Disputes;
- The Pros and Cons of National Court Litigation as means of Resolving Investor-State Disputes as well as the different forms of arbitration (national and international, ad hoc and institutional) and the advantages and disadvantages of each; and
- The Request for Arbitration as a means of initiating Arbitral proceedings with special emphasis on the Mandatory and Optional Requirements under the ICSID Convention.