Past Event

The Politics of Investment Treaties

April 21, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 601 Lexington Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10022

CCSI and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer co-organized a panel discussion on the politics of investment treaties. The starting point was a recent book by Dr. Lauge Poulsen, which focuses on the historic practices of developing countries concluding investment treaties, and finds that governments in many developing countries overestimated the economic benefits of those agreements and practically ignored their risks.*


  • Brian King, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Lauge Skovgaard Poulsen, Lecturer in International Political Economy, University College London
  • Jennifer Haworth McCandless, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP


  • Lauren Friedman, Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


* The book, Bounded Rationality and Economic Diplomacy — The Politics of Investment Treaties in Developing Countries, from Cambridge University Press, can be ordered through it’s website (discount code: BRED16).