Scott Vesel will speak at a panel on the topic “The Use and Misuse of ESG in Investment Treaty Arbitration” at the 12th Georgetown International Arbitration Month. Scott will speak alongside Cherine Foty (Covington & Burling) and Diora Ziyaeva (Dentons).

Scott’s panel will take place on Wednesday 7 February 2024 5pm to 7pm EST at Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC.

To find out more and to register, click here.


Scott, a partner in the Washington, DC office, has a decade and a half of experience handling complex international investment and commercial arbitrations in the oil and gas, construction, energy, mining, gaming, defence, technology, and agribusiness sectors. In addition to his private practice in international arbitration, he has served as an attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of State and at an international organisation. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a course on advocacy in international arbitration.

Who’s Who Legal has recognised him every year since 2016, noting that clients singled him out as “one of the smartest lawyers I have ever worked with”, describing him as “a thoughtful and well-regarded practitioner”, and praised his “impressive pre-hearing preparation and his advocacy”. He is listed in The Legal 500’s 2019 UK Arbitration Powerlist and recommended in The Legal 500 UK where he “attracts praise for his ability to ‘master complex issues’”.

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