Economy October 19, 2016 | 4:15 pm

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Entities to analyze investments based on international treaties

Santo Domingo.- The American Chamber ofCommerce (AMCHAMDR) Legal Committee in collaboration with Dominicans on WallStreet (DOWS) will host breakfast with the topic "International InvestmentTreaties: DR-CAFTA" on Nov. 2.

Peter Sherwin, partner at Proskauer Rose LLP;Eridania Pérez, partner of Squire Patton Boggs in the US; and Grant Hanessian,partner of Baker & McKenzie will form a panel moderated by DOWS presidentand founder Josefa Sicard-Mirabal.

AMCHAMDR executive vice president WilliamMalamud,, will deliver the opening remarks and Maria Esther Fernandez, AMCHAMDRLegal Committee president and partner at Russin, Vecchi, Heredia Bonetti, will contextualizethe topics.

International treaties give investors theoption of going to arbitration to settle disputes arising in the implementationof the treaty rather than the courts. In that regard, Chapter 20 of DR-CAFTA isof a great importance for the signatory countries thereof.

AMCHAMDR is relevant to the realization ofthis event, in order to analyze it and learn more about the duties andresponsibilities that this entails for the country.

It is also important to know the mechanismsthat the agreement provides to settle disputes and the establishment ofstandards of mutual agreement. For this reason this activity will serve tolearn more about arbitration as a way to settle differences between states andinvestors.

During the course of the event the issue ofinternational treaties in general will be tabled, the focus on DR-CAFTA, thecountry’s ‘s duties and responsibilities under agreement, investors’ guaranteesand protections afforded under pact and will present experiences ininternational arbitrations to the country.

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