ADR Chatroom

Canada ratifies ICSID Convention

Our Spanish face, Laura Lozano notes that Canada ratified the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID Convention) on November 1, 2013. By this, Canada has become the 150th member state of ICSID. Canada signed the Convention in December 2006, passed legislation implementing it in 2008 and it will finally enter into force on 1 December 2013.

ICSID ratification will provide an additional protection to many of the Canadian companies that increasingly are investing in all parts of the world.

Stephanie Smith visits HKU

Our Hong Kong face, Sala Sihombing attended a presentation made by visiting scholar, Stephanie Smith on dispute system design on 6 November 2013.  From her experience working in the public sector with the California judiciary and in the private sector with Kaiser Permanente, Ms Smith has a wealth of experience currently teaches at Stanford Law School in the US. Ms Smith had been invited by the Law Faculty of the University of Hong Kong, where Sala is an adjunct associate professor.

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