Speaker Profile: Mr. George Pothan Poothicote, Advocate and Consultant, Ministry of External Affairs

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Mr. George Pothan Poothicote, Advocate and Consultant, Ministry of External Affairs, will be speaking at Panel Discussion I: “The Changing Face of Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Is There An Ideal Model?”on October 15, 2016.

Mr. Pothan is currently appointed as Legal Consultant to Legal and Treaties Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi. Mr. Pothan completed his LL.M. from King’s College London in Public International Law with a special focus on International Commercial and Business Laws, including International Commercial and Investment Arbitration. He was a member of the Sub-Committee set up by the Law Commission of India to study the 2015 Model BIT and has contributed to its 260th Report on “Analysis of the 2015 Draft Model Indian Bilateral Investment Treaty”, August 2015.

Mr. Pothan will be discussing the UNCITRAL Investment Court System Proposal and its consequent adoption in the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

To see the full programme of the conference, please click on the following link: http://tinyurl.com/zt4klal

 

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