MARC Seminar with Professor Malik Laazouzi
The Most Favoured Nation Clause in Investment Arbitration
MARC and the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas organised a seminar on "The Most Favoured Nation Clause in Investment Arbitration" which was conducted by Professor Malik Laazouzi on Monday 22 April 2019.
The most favoured nation clause constitutes a powerful tool to improve the protection granted to foreign investors engaged in investment arbitration proceedings. Some awards invite to consider the scope of this clause; particularly the way Claimants sometimes invoke it to better—or even create—access to investment tribunals.
Professor Malik Laazouzi teaches at the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Investment Arbitration and International Commercial Arbitration, Law of International Contracts, Private International Law). He often drafts legal opinions in international arbitration proceedings under ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules but also in arbitration-related proceedings before French courts. Moreover, he often prepares expert reports in international arbitration proceedings under the Rules of the ICC, ICSID and ad hoc (including UNCITRAL). Professor Laazouzi also wrote several books and articles about commercial & investment arbitration and private international law among others.