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Energy Charter Secretariat participates in the Thirty Sixth ITF Public Conference of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law

On 22 October 2021, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)  invited the Energy Charter Secretariat's Investment Coordinator, Ms Ishita Pant, to preside over the second session of the Thirty Sixth Investment Treaty Forum Public Conference: Time Limits in International Investment Law.

The event brought together senior practitioners, arbitrators, academics and other experts. Ms. Pant chaired the session on time limits and substantive protections. The topics discussed included the retroactive application of the law, application of treaties before entry into force (including provisional application), the applicability of commercial law statutes of limitation in ISDS, sunset clauses in international investment agreements, and consequences of mutually agreed termination of treaties.


BIICL is a leading independent research centre for international and comparative law in the world. It is known for its expertise in public and private international law, comparative law, and European law. BIICL includes within it the innovative Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, which has a particular focus on global issues related to the rule of law.