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New Event in Minsk: Representing Interests of States in International Courts and Tribunals

This joint event of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and the Belarusian State University will focus on complexities of representing the interests of states in international proceedings, with a particular focus on investor-State disputes.


  • What makes representing interests of States different compared to representing commercial entities?
  • What are the challenges of simultaneously working with lawyers in different jurisdictions and time zones?
  • Differences between approached of common and civil law lawyer to various issues
  • Different strategies States follow in repressing their interests (hiring external law firms, doing most of the work in-house)
  • What makes investor-State disputes different from other disputes?
  • What qualities do lawyers need to have to succeed?
  • What opportunities exist for law students and recent graduates to enter this field (internship, law firms, government, international organisations)


  • Prof Yarik Kryvoi, Director of the Investment Treaty Forum, BIICL (chair)
  • Dr Elena Babkina, Belarusian State University
  • Mr Eduard Martynenko, Ministry of Justice of Belarus
  • Ms Anastasia Pavliuchenko, Revera, Belarus
  • Ms Julia Zagonek, White & Case, Russia

This event is free of charge and no registration is required.

More information at the web-site of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

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