The U.S. Will Maintain its Current BIT Policy. It Will Not Change Even if the U.S. Loses the Pending NAFTA Cases; True or False? - Chapter 13 - Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law - Volume 16
MS. CAMILLA GAMBARINI: All right, fourth panel. I’m using probably three hats today. So, we’ll introduce this panel and the moderator and then you will see me sitting next to Laura, because I will read the remarks of one of the authors who unfortunately, was not able to be here in person or to connect a line. So, you will see me a lot. For our panel on the U.S. and NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). The topic is, “The U.S. Will Maintain its Current BIT Policy. It Will Not Change Even if the U.S. Loses the Pending NAFTA Cases; True or False?” The moderator of this panel is Timothy Nelson, partner at Skadden. And I was told that I have to ask you a fun fact about you before we start reading your bio.
MR. TIMOTHY G. NELSON: I’m from Australia. I say that’s a fun fact because people usually laugh when I say that.
MS. CAMILLA GAMBARINI: I was also told that you have great stories about people. That’s what Todd mentioned to me. Anyway, Timothy represents clients in a variety of disputes involving cross border and international law issues including arbitration before several major international bodies. His international litigation and arbitration experience includes disputes involving contracts, international trusts, partnerships (limited and general) and corporate law, as well as cases falling under the 1980 Vienna Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. As he will be moderating the panel, I think that you may want to introduce the authors. Thank you.
MR. TIMOTHY G. NELSON: [Timothy introduces the authors briefly and asks Laura to begin]
MS. LAURA R. ZIMMERMAN: So, good afternoon. Real pleasure to be here. This is my first time doing so after the pandemic. It’s definitely worth the effort to put on both the top and the bottom half of my suit for a change.