Over the last years, investment arbitration as a means to solve tax-related disputes has gained increased attention. The recent awards rendered by tribunals under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Vodafone v. India and Cairn Energy v. India have underscored this trend.
In light of the growing importance of the topic, the University of Lausanne is pleased to launch its inaugural webinar series on “The Role of Investment Arbitration in Tax Disputes”.
Bringing together leading professionals and academics from both the investment law and tax law world, this webinar series aims at providing a neutral forum to discuss the most relevant and recent strategic, policy, procedural and substantive issues involving international investment arbitration and tax disputes as well as ongoing reforms in this area.
The first webinar will set the scene and explore the interaction between investment arbitration and tax-related disputes from a global perspective (session 1 – 11 October 2021).
The subsequent two sessions will deal with :
• jurisdiction over tax-related disputes in investment arbitration, tax carve-out clauses and in particular future policy trends (session 2 – 11 November 2021)
• the host state’s investment treaty obligation to grant fair and equitable treatment and its impact on national and international tax policy (session 3 – 6 December 2021)