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Event occurred on: 3-3-2022

International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) Annual Meeting

Special Counsel Thomas Walsh will be moderating a panel titled “Creating Leverage: How Tech Companies Can Use Investment Treaties to Mitigate Regulatory Risk” at the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) Annual Meeting on March 3 at 11:00 AM ET.

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The technology sector is increasingly in the crosshairs of foreign regulators. Tech companies are not, however, without tools to mitigate the risk of inappropriate foreign regulatory interference. International arbitration against foreign governments under investment treaties is one such tool. Even the threat of an investment treaty claim can provide meaningful leverage in negotiations with governments.

This panel will discuss how technology companies can use investment treaties to mitigate regulatory risk, covering topics including: how can technology companies qualify for investment treaty protection, how do investment treaties protect investors, and how do investors enforce their rights under investment treaties.

Other panelists include Cristen Bauer, Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of Commerce; Carlos Concepcion, Partner, Shook Hardy; and Annie Lespérance, Investment Manager and Legal Counsel, Head of Latin America Group, Omni Bridgeway.

Freshfields speakers

Thomas W. Walsh

Partner, Freshfields

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