The State Enterprise as Investor: A Special Threat Requiring Special Rules or Not? - Chapter 10 - Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law - Volume 16
Originally from Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law Volume 16
MR. KABIR DUGGAL: Welcome, everybody, after this amazing keynote speech and the refreshing coffee post the amazing keynote speech, we’re going to start with our afternoon panel. The state enterprises investor, a special threat requiring special rules or not. Fascinating topic becoming very prevalent, two amazing authors, both former students, both my precious, so that’s nice. One of our speakers is on Zoom, so you’re going to have to appropriately look at Jack, Jack, wait for everybody. Okay, he can hear us. So that’s Jack joining from the UK. And it’s my distinct pleasure to introduce another friend, Teddy Baldwin. Teddy told me to see only two things about him. He told me to mention that he is a partner in the DC Office of Steptoe and Johnson. And he told me to mention that he went to seminary school to become a priest. Something went horribly wrong. He’s wearing Darth Vader socks. So, Teddy, you can talk to us about that. But I’m going to pass it to you to take it away.
MR. TEDDY BALDWIN: Thank you. I will say though, that my decision to leave seminary school was a mutual, an amicable decision on both of our parts. Mine and so anyway, thank you very much. Thank you, Kabir. I’ve known Kabir for a long time. And I’m excited to be here, been a part of Juris for a long time. It’s really a terrific venue. And I think one of the great things about it is that you get to have these young authors come in and present their papers and defend their position. And that’s what we’re going to do. So let me briefly introduce, I do want to say one thing, though, going back to Freddie’s keynote, I very much enjoyed it. And I tried to make a joke about kinetic energy because he was talking obviously about oil and gas and other things. And the lesson I learned from that because the joke fell so flat is never make a scientific joke with a room full of lawyers.