The new 2018 Dutch Model BIT text: An evolution or revolution?
An event organised by the DAA Investment Arbitration Committee
Date: Tuesday 21 May 2019
Location: DLA Piper, Amstelveenseweg 638, Amsterdam
In October 2018, the Dutch Government approved a new Dutch Model BIT text, which replaces the 2004 text. The 2018 text has been developed on the basis of a public online consultation round and intensive discussions with various stakeholders. The backdrop of the 2018 text forms the heated debate, which has been surrounding the perceived shortcomings of the current investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) system and the general scepticism against the benefits of trade and investment agreements. The reform agenda of the EU, which has been implemented in its new trade and investment agreements such as CETA and the creation of the Investment Court System (ICS) are also partly reflected in the 2018 text. The aim of this event is to take stock of the most important changes, which the 2018 text introduces and to discuss their pros and cons – also compared to the 2004 text and in light of awards involving Dutch BITs that have been issued in the past.
The event will be preceded by the Annual General Assembly of Members of the Dutch Arbitration Association.
|11.30 – 12.30||General Assembly of Members of the DAA|
|12.30 – 14.00||Light lunch|
|14.00 – 14.20||Overview of the new 2018 Dutch Model BIT text by Ralf van de Beek, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|14.20 – 15.30||Panel discussion with
Hans van Houtte (Professor, KU Leuven)
Carmen Nunez Lagos (Hogan Lovells, Partner)
Niuscha Bassiri (Hanotiau & Van den Berg, Partner)
|15.30 – 16.00||Coffee break|
|16.00 – 17.15||Continuation of Panel discussion|
|17.15 – 18.30||Closure & drinks|
Places are limited. Please register by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can register via email until 17 May 2019