Foley Hoag Attorney Sudhanshu Roy to Serve on Panel for Young ICSID’s Online Book Launch Series

June 5, 2018

Foley Hoag LLP international associate Sudhanshu Roy will serve as a panelist for the Young ICSID’s Online Book Launch Series, taking place on June 5. The event is organized by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), a leading institution devoted to international investment dispute settlement.

Roy and his fellow panelists will discuss The Rise of Investor-State Arbitration: Politics, Law, and Unintended Consequences, authored by Taylor St. John. This recently released book pinpoints key decisions that created investor-State arbitration, drawing on internal documents from several governments and extensive interviews to illustrate the politics behind this new legal system.

The panelists will discuss the politics of the birth of ICSID, the drafting process of the ICSID Convention and the different roles played by developed and developing countries in the growth of ICSID. Roy will present on the role developing countries played in the spread of the ICSID movement, as well as broader themes of investment multilateralism.

At Foley Hoag, Roy's practice focuses on investor-state arbitrations, especially in cases involving the representation of sovereign clients before arbitration panels administered under the ICSID and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

Young ICSID was launched by ICSID in November 2012 to encourage professional development for young lawyers, and to provide a forum for them to discuss ideas and meet other professionals.

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