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  • Lecture: Thoughts on the Feasibility and Design of a Multilateral Investment Court
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Title: Thoughts on the Feasibility and Design of a Multilateral Investment Court

Speaker: Céline Lévesque

Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m. 16th October

Venue: Main Building E910

Céline Lévesque is Full Professor and Dean of the Civil Law Section at the University of Ottawa. She is an expert in International Investment Law and has published widely in this area.  Prior to joining the university, Dean Lévesque worked at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. (1995-1998).  Her work concentrated on public-private partnerships in infrastructure, especially in Western Africa. In 2008-2009, she was a Scholar-in-Residence at the Trade Law Bureau of the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.  In that capacity, she contributed to the defence of NAFTA Chapter 11 claims and to bilateral investment treaty negotiations.

Dean Lévesque currently serves as a member of the Tribunal in a NAFTA Chapter 11 case and was appointed in 2018 to the roster of candidates to serve on panels established under NAFTA Chapter 19.