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Miami Partners Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga and C. Ryan Reetz will discuss public purpose in international law at their book launch hosted by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, D.C. The May 27 event will be of interest to scholars and academicians as well as practitioners in foreign investment protection and investor-state arbitration.
Martinez-Fraga and Reetz will discuss their book, Public Purpose in International Law: Rethinking Regulatory Sovereignty in the Global Era, which is the only book written on the public purpose doctrine in customary and conventional international law. Their book examines how the public purpose doctrine reconciles the often conflicting obligations involved in regulatory sovereignty while respecting host-state obligations to protect foreign investment.
Martinez-Fraga is the co-leader of Bryan Cave’s International Arbitration Team. On Dec. 16, 2015, President Barack Obama appointed him as one of four U.S. delegate members to the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (World Bank). Martinez-Fraga has represented eight countries as lead counsel and has served in ICSID proceedings. He has published more than 50 articles in 15 countries, which have been translated into ﬁve languages, and has written seven books on public and private international law.
Reetz is the managing partner of Bryan Cave’s Miami office. In addition to serving as counsel and as arbitrator in a wide range of international arbitration matters, he teaches, lectures and publishes extensively on international dispute resolution topics. A member of the American Law Institute since 2005, he served as chair of the Florida Bar International Law Section from 2013 to 2014. Reetz currently serves as the chair-elect of the Miami International Arbitration Society.
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