Foley Hoag Attorney Alexandra A.K. Meise to Speak at EAC Conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

September 28, 2016

Foley Hoag attorney Alexandra A.K. Meise will participate in “Investment Protection and Promotion in the EAC: Trends and Prospects,” a conference and training session to be held September 29-30 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The program is jointly organized by the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and Africa International Legal Awareness (AILA).

The two-day event is aimed at those seeking to learn more about investment protection and promotional opportunities in The East African Community (EAC), a region said to be teeming with potential for foreign direct investment. The EAC is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Burundi and Republic of Rwanda.

Meise’s session will focus on the “Settlement of International Investment Disputes: Exhaustion of Local Remedies, Fork-in-the-Road Provisions, and Umbrella Clauses.”

Meise is a member of Foley Hoag’s International Litigation and Arbitration and Corporate Social Responsibility practices. Her practice includes preventing and resolving international disputes. She has significant experience in international investment and human rights disputes, particularly those related to economic and natural resource development.

Founded in 1559, UNIGE is Switzerland’s second largest university, and is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. AILA is a non-profit organization working to raise awareness of international economic laws and practices operating in Africa relating to commercial and economic transactions as well as the resolution of disputes arising from such transactions.

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