Luke Sobota will be moderating the panel, “The Multi-Million Dollar Question: Will the pandemic and governments’ responses to it lead to a spike in investor-State arbitrations?”, at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Virtual Congress 2021.

The discussants will explore potential claims arising out of government pandemic responses, COVID-19 as force majeure, quantifying damages in COVID-19 disputes, the impact of the pandemic on the practice of investor-State disputes, the future of investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS), and efforts to reform the ISDS regime.

The session will take place on Friday 10 September at 11:45am – 1:00pm SGT (BST + 7).

To find out more and to register, please click here.


Luke is a founding partner of Three Crowns and represents private and sovereign clients in some of their most significant commercial, investor-State, and inter-State arbitrations. His practice spans the technology, energy, and financial sectors and includes successfully prosecuting one of the largest ICC cases in history.

Luke is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, and regularly writes and speaks about issues of international law and arbitration. His publications include the second edition of Judge Stephen M. Schwebel’s International Arbitration: Three Salient Principles (Cambridge 2020) and General Principles of Law and International Due Process (Oxford 2017).

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