ICC YAF: Early-Stage Investments

05 Feb 2020

New York City English

Investments in early-stage companies and projects made up approximately one-third of investor-State arbitrations in recent years. It is, therefore, important for practitioners—parties, counsel, independent experts, and tribunals—to have a better understanding of the tools available to assess financial and valuation evidence for early-stage investments.  This seminar will focus on: (a) the issues arising from valuations of early-stage investments; (b) the tools available to practitioners for the valuation of early-stage investments; (c) the valuation approaches of international tribunals in disputes involving early-stage investments; and (d) recommendations to practitioners in evaluating early-stage businesses.

12:00 – 12:30

Registration and Lunch service

12:30 – 14:00

Panel discussion

14:00 – 14:30


Preeti Bhagnani

Partner, White & Case LLP, New York

Ben Love

Counsel, Reed Smith LLP, New York

Dana McGrath

Investment Manager, Legal Counsel, Bentham IMF, New York

Rajat Rana (moderator)

Senior Associate, Alston & Bird LLP, New York

Kiran Sequeira

Partner, Versant Partners, Washington, DC


Alston & Bird LLP

90 Park Ave

New York, NY 10016

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Kristina Chang

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