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Wed, May 04



ONLINE | Investor-State Arbitration

Online : Investment claims involving Ukraine: lessons learned from the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC). | Amendment of the ICSID Rules: what every investment arbitration practitioner should know.

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ONLINE | Investor-State Arbitration
ONLINE | Investor-State Arbitration

Time & Location

May 04, 2022, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT



About the event

May 4, 2022 | 8:30 – 9:30am | Online 

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Investor State Arbitration: Recent Developments and Lessons Learned

· Investment claims involving Ukraine:  lessons learned from the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC).

· Amendment of the ICSID Rules:  what every investment arbitration practitioner should know.

Moderated by Don Hayden,

MIAS Chair and Partner at Mark Migdal & Hayden


Ucheora Onwuamaegbu

Silvia Marchili

David Orta

8:30-9:30 am Program

Speakers Bios

Ucheora Onwuamaegbu, ArentFox Schiff

Uche is a consulting attorney in the International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution practice of ArentFox Schiff. He focuses on international investment arbitration, commercial disputes, and advisory services. He advises the State of Kuwait’s multi-billion dollar National Focal Point for Environmental Projects. Previously, Uche was Senior Counsel at the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), in Washington, DC. He was involved, as Secretary or Team Leader, in over 70 cases in various economic sectors, including oil, gas, and mining, construction, agriculture, finance, and tourism; and was a core member of the 2016 ICSID Rules amendment team. Prior to ICSID, he was a lawyer at the United Nations Compensation Commission, Geneva, working on various types of cases, including a consolidated claim of over 800,000 migrant workers for lost remittances; as well as claims by airlines and shipping companies, banks and insurance companies. He was in domestic law practice in the UK and in Nigeria before that. Uche has written and spoken extensively on disputes between governments and foreign investors around the world. He is currently a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore.

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Silvia Marchili, White & Case

Silvia M. Marchili focuses on complex international arbitration cases involving investment and commercial claims. She handles international arbitration and litigation matters involving Latin America and Africa, and a variety of sectors, including oil and gas, power, infrastructure, mining, air transportation, and infrastructure. Silvia represents parties in investment arbitrations before international tribunals under the World Bank's International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes Convention, as well as under other arbitration rules. In recent cases, she has obtained some of the largest ICSID Bilateral Investment Treaty awards ever received by foreign investors, mainly involving the oil & gas sector. An expert in investment arbitration, Silvia co-authored the treatise Annulment Under the ICSID Convention (Oxford University Press, 2012).

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David Orta, Quinn Emanuel Trial Lawyers

David Orta is Chair of the U.S. International Arbitration Practice and of the Latin America International Arbitration Practice. David is a trial lawyer and arbitration advocate with many years of experience successfully representing clients all over the world in complex international arbitrations (including investor-state (treaty) arbitrations and complex, international commercial arbitrations) and complex, commercial transnational litigations. David’s clients and cases have spanned most continents, including North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. David represents both governments and investors in international arbitration matters. His experience spans many sectors, including energy, oil and gas, transportation, infrastructure, construction, power plant, telecommunications, mining, and post-merger and acquisition disputes. He also serves as arbitrator and expert in international investment and commercial arbitration disputes.

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