In today’s economy, companies of all sizes are establishing foreign operations to grow and remain competitive. The trend is likely to continue. In as much as foreign expansion offers greater opportunities, it is also a strategy replete with political risk – risk of an adverse political act that can unravel years of business planning if not devastating economic losses. How concerned are companies of political risk when choosing the locations of their investments? What are indicators of political risk and what role does international investment law have in mitigating this risk?
These are the main issues the seminar will address.
The seminar is aimed at corporate executives and government officials, introducing them to basic principles of international investment law, deepening their appreciation of political risk, and reviewing tools in the management of political risk.