Luke Sobota will be speaking on the “Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)” panel hosted by the Columbia Global Center, Santiago, Chile, which will take place on Thursday 15 July at 10:30am ET (-5 BST). The discussion will explore the main provisions, including the historical evolution, trends, and the difference between BITs and investment chapters in FTAs, as well as investors’ rights, such as fair and equitable treatment, protection from expropriation, full protection and security, and most favoured nations.

The Columbia Global Centers is a network of university faculty, students, and alumni of Columbia University, New York, around the world. Its aim is to enhance understanding, address global challenges, and advance knowledge.

To find out more about the webinar 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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