​The Law, Justice and Development (LJD) Week will take place from November 16-20, 2015 at the World Bank. 

In addition to exploring the role of Governance and the Law in the social and economic advancement of nations throughout the week, LJD Week 2015 will also explore topics particularly related to the Middle East and North of Africa Region (MENA) on November 18, 2015.

For the MENA Day, ICSID is organizing a special session on The Development and Impact of International Trade & Investment Agreements in the Middle East and North Africa, which will take place on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 2-3:30pm in the Preston Auditorium of the World Bank’s Main Complex. The panelists are Mr. Dany Khayat of Mayer Brown, Ms. Samaa Haridi of Hogan Lovells, and Dr. Borzu Sabahi of Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle and the Georgetown University Law Center. The session will be moderated by ICSID Legal Counsel, Mr. Paul-Jean Le Cannu.

During this session, the panelists will discuss these agreements in the economic and political context of the region, including the impact of the Arab spring on the investment climate and investment-related disputes, and thoughts on future challenges and opportunities. The panelists will also exchange perspectives and highlight notable experiences from practice.

The prospective agenda for the full LJD Week 2015 is available here.

Registration for the full LJD Week or just the MENA Day is open and available here, with early registration in effect until October 31, 2015 (11:59pm EST) and late registration until November 6, 2015 (11:59pm EST).

When: November 18, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
World Bank Headquarters
Preston Auditorium
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

Language: English

Contact: Otylia Babiak, ICSID Legal Consultant – Institutional Matters
[email protected]