After nine rounds of negotiations, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) remains a work in progress. One section of the free trade agreement that has received a great deal of attention is the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). Soon, the EU Commission will present their position on ISDS.
You are invited to hear from Annette Magnusson and Katarina Areskoug Mascarenhas on: "Why" ISDS has been incorporated into more than 3,000 trade agreements around the world; "How" ISDS serves to arbitrate disputes for companies operating in countries outside of their home markets; And "What's Next" for ISDS in TTIP.
Annette Magnusson is Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and General Counsel of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. She joined SCC from Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå in 2010.
At Mannheimer Swartling, Ms. Magnusson was involved in international arbitration and strategic issues involving the dispute resolution practice. Previously she headed strategic planning of knowledge management at Baker & McKenzie in Sweden.
Ms. Magnusson was SCC legal counsel and later SCC Deputy Secretary General from 1998 to 2005. Her role as counsel included frequent contacts with Swedish legislators in matters of commercial law.
Katarina Areskoug Mascarenhas
Since March of this year, Ms. Mascarenhas has served as Head of the European Commission's Representation in Sweden. Previously, Ms. Mascarenhas served as State Secretary for Foreign and EU Affairs under Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. From February 2007 to October 2010, she held the position of Director, and thereafter, Head of the Foreign and EU Affairs Division, also in the Reinfeldt administration.
Previous appointments include serving as the Head of Section, Department for Central and Eastern Europe and Enlargement, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.