The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - What does it mean to American
companies’ businesses and disputes in the Asia Pacific?
12:00-1:45pm. On October 4, 2015, twelve Pacific Rim countries representing 40 per cent of the world's economy signed an ambitious and comprehensive agreement to enhance trade and investment in the Asia Pacific region.
Described by the US Government as 'a landmark 21 st – century agreement", the TPP covers a wide range of trade-related matters and includes a clause providing for investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). ISDS clauses are a regular feature of investment treaties and a useful tool for foreign investors of a TPP country to bring claims against the host government before an international arbitral tribunal. In this regard, Hong Kong and HKIAC have emerged as attractive fora for investor-state disputes. According to a recent global arbitration survey, Hong Kong and HKIAC are recognised as the world's third most preferred seat and arbitral institution respectively.
This seminar brings together investment treaty and arbitration experts from HKIAC and Clifford Chance to share their insights on the implications of the TPP agreement for US companies. In particular, our speakers will discuss the following questions:
What opportunities and challenges does the TPP deal create for US companies? How can US investors utilise the ISDS clause to enforce their rights under the TPP agreement? For US companies in Hong Kong, how can they take advantage of HKIAC's world-class dispute resolution services when resolving TPP-related disputes? First 15-20 minutes is for networking Sandwiches and beverages included Hosted by the Law Committee
The American Chamber of Commerce in HK 1904 Bank of America Tower 12 Harcourt Road Central, Hong Kong