October 14, 2013

Location : University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson Arizona

Join the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade in welcoming Professor Jie Huang of the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics School of Law for a Lunchtime Presentation on: “The 2012 US Model Bilateral Investment Treaty and Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement’s Investment Chapter: Challenges or Opportunities for China?”

Monday, October 14, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Room 118 at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Free Pizza and Drinks will be provided at 12:00 with the Presentation beginning at 12:10 pm

An Introduction to Professor Huang’s Presentation: The 2012 U.S. Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) model reflects the new international investment law that the U.S. will pursue in its BITs and Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations. This new international investment law requires host states to provide pre-establishment treatment and negative list; combine environment and labor protection with investment; improve transparency in domestic legislation, neutrality of government in competition, and regulation of state-owned enterprises. It also emphasizes the legitimacy of host states’ regulation of financial service, and it does not require investors to exhaust local remedies before submitting a dispute to international investment arbitration. The mechanism of final investor-state investment arbitration and the legitimacy of host state’s regulation of financial service are consistent with China’s interests.

PDF files of Professor Jie Huang’s Bio and Presentation Powerpoint can be found below.