Symposium on Investors’ Obligations in International Law

Symposium on Investors’ Obligations in International Law

Geneva, Switzerland
Speaking Engagement

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, in collaboration with the University of Geneva, Faculty of Law and ALG LLP, will host a “Symposium on Investors’ Obligations in International Law” at the University of Geneva on May 16–17, 2024.

The symposium will consider the scope of investors’ obligations and regulation of their conduct under international law in light of recent developments, particularly the African Continental Free Trade Area’s Investment Protocol.

Partner Steven Finizio will speak in a panel on “Corporate Social Responsibility and Investors’ Obligations.” Visiting Foreign Lawyer Mohit Khubchandani will speak in a panel on “Labour Standards and Investors’ Obligations.”

To register, please email: [email protected]



DAY ONE – May 16, 2024

13.00 – Welcoming Remarks by the Dean of the Law School, Professor Luc Thévenoz

13.05 – 13.20 – Meet & Greet

13.20 – Introductory Observations by Organizers

13.45 – The Great Debate – The Pro and Contra Position – Investor Obligations in International Law?

ModeratorProfessor Martins Paparinskis, University College London, Member of the International Law Commission

14.30 – The Landscape of Laws
  • Investor Obligations in Relation to State ObligationsDr. Anna Kozmenko, Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
  • Compliance with National and International Law – Augustin Barrier, Counsel, Lalive 
  • Relationship Between Investor Obligations and Investment Contracts – Professor Maria Chiara Malaguti, President, UNIDROIT

ModeratorDr. Johannes Fahner, Associate, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler

16.00 – Coffee Break

16.15 –  Investor Obligations Cluster I: Global Stewards

17:45 – End of Day One

18:15 – Cocktail and Dinner @ Sauvage, Rue Dancet 5, 1205 Genève, Switzerland

DAY TWO – May 17, 2024

9.00 –  Investor Obligations Cluster II: Human Rights

ModeratorDr. Elena Cima, Lecturer, University of Geneva

10.30 – Coffee Break

10.45 – Investor Obligations Cluster III: The Investor in Focus

Moderator Professor Fuad Zarbiyev, Graduate Institute Geneva

12.15 – Concluding Remarks

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