International Investment Arbitration

International Investment Arbitration

Course & Conference

6 - 10 December 2015

The Raddison Blu Hotel - Manama


International investment is one of the growing markets in the world. The year 2013 witnessed the largest number (59 cases) of arbitrations directly related to international investment agreements, with 42 cases filed in 2014. It is estimated that the MENA region will generate investments worth more than 755 billion USD in the coming five years. This growth will inevitably have an effect on the number of disputes.

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), will be holding a four-day (6 to 9 December 2015) intensive course on International Investment Arbitration specifically tailored for the MENA region, followed by a one-day (10 December 2015) conference. 

The course will provide the theoretical knowledge and the practical know-how from some of the biggest names and leading practitioners in the field of international investment both in the region and abroad. The course will revolve around key issues, including:

  • General overview.
  • Developments in the second half of the 20th century and recent global trends.
  • The settlement and management of investor-state disputes and the procedures for resolving such disputes.
  • The conduct of investor-state arbitration proceedings, including initiation of such proceedings, constitution of tribunals and the challenges of arbitrators.
  • Awards, post-award remedies and enforcement of awards.

The one-day conference will be hosting some of the the leading investment arbitration specialists, and is expected to be attended by key players in the investment industry. The conference will revolves around key topics including:

  • Avoiding and addressing conflicts of interest in Arbitral Appointments
  • Post Award Recourse
  • Bilateral and Multilateral Investment Agreements in the Arab World: The Rediscovery of the Investment Agreement of the Arab League and the Islamic Conference
  • What’s next for the MENA region and Investment Treaties? Are Arab States Being Left Behind?

About ITF:

Investment Treaty Forum (ITF) it was founded in 2004 and is part of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL). It aims to provide a global centre for serious high level debate in the field of international investment law. The ITF is a membership-based group, bringing together some of the most expert and experienced lawyers, business managers, policy advisers, academics and government officials working in the field.


BCDR-AAA is an independent dispute-settlement institution established in 2009, in partnership with the American Arbitration Association (AAA). It provides commercial and governmental users contracting in the Arab Gulf and beyond with solutions for rapid and effective resolution of economic, financial and investment disputes. The BCDR-AAA provides state-of-the-art facilities for arbitration and mediation of commercial disputes, with a particular expertise in the commercial and investment sectors.


For inquiries contact us on:   Email: [email protected]      Phone: +973   17  511  378