ICC YAF: Tensions between Indigenous Rights and Foreign Investment

04 Mar 2021

Online English
12:00 (Miami, New York, Washington D.C.) | 18:00 (Paris)

Join ICC YAF and the Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA) for an interactive discussion on indigenous rights and foreign investment. 

Speakers will address how foreign investment and indigenous rights interconnect, identify when tensions arise, and relay best practices to find a balance between promoting economic development and honoring the rights of the indigenous communities who live where foreign investment is made. Speakers include attorneys experienced in representing foreign investors, states and non-disputing parties in investment arbitrations, and in the development of strategies to address the concerns of indigenous communities in the foreign investment context. 

This interactive event will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience. 



Opening remarks:

  • Katharine Menéndez de la Cuesta, ICC YAF Representative for North America; Holland & Knight, Miami


Panel discussion


  • Yixian Sun


  • Arantxa Cuadrado
  • Carla García Zendejas
  • Marija Šobat
  • Juliana Valdenebro



Closing remarks:

  • Katharine Menéndez de la Cuesta

Arantxa Cuadrado

Associate, Holland & Knight, New York

Carla Garcia Zendejas

Director, People, Land & Resources Program, Center for International Environmental Law, Washington D.C.

Marija Šobat

Associate, Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya, Paris

Yixian Sun

Vice President, Harvard International Arbitration Law Student Association, Boston  

Juliana Valdenebro

Foreign Law Clerk, Hogan Lovells, Miami

Date and Venue

4 March 2021


Other After registering, please note that you will receive details to access the webinar at a later date before the event begins.

For further information, please contact:

Kristina Chang

Promotion Officer

Tel. +1 (646) 699-5702