Howard Mann International Law
Howard Mann  International Law

Publications & Conferences


Since early in his career, Howard Mann has been in demand as an author, co-author, trainer and speaker. He is widely respected not only for his expertise in international investment law, but for his ability to express bold new ideas in clear, convincing language. Selected publications and conference presentations are listed below.


A complete list of publications and conference papers is available on request.



  • "Closing panel, debate on Legitimacy Deficit in Arbitrations Involving States", Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage, Annual Conference, Zurich, January 2016
  • “Salient Legal Issues in the Substantive Standards of Protection in CETA”, McGill University Faculty of Law, Conference on the Canada – EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, November 1, 2014
  • “Community Engagement – Frameworks and Approaches”, Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development, , 20 October 2014
  • “The MMDA and International Best Practices for the Mining Industry”, Mining in Africa: Opportunities and Legal Challenges, International Bar Association, Dar es Salaam, 8 September 2014
  • “Bilateral Investment Treaties, Mining and National Champions: Making it Work”, Ad Hoc Experts Group Meeting: Bilateral Investment Treaties and National Champions, 18 February, 2014
  • Workshop on International Investment Treaties & China 2013, Shanghai Consultative Centre on the World Trade Organization,, 11 November, 2013
  • “Preparing for Mining Contract Negotiations”, Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development, 28 October 2013
  • “Do We Need Investment Treaties?”, International Law Student’s Association, International Law Weekend, October 2013, Fordham University, New York.
  • “Where Public Meets Private: International Law and the Dynamic Interpretation of Treaties in the Context of the Draft UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency”, VALE Columbia Centre on Sustainable International Investment, February 2013, New York.
  • “Is There a Need to Rebalance the Investor-State Relationship?, Seventh Columbia International Investment Conference, VALE Columbia Centre on Sustainable International Investment, November 2012, New York.
  • “Whether to Protect Investment from Tax Increases? Stabilization and Fiscal Arrangements in a Sustainable Development Context”, Dundee University Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Annual Mining Seminar (“Minerals Taxation and Sustainable Development”), June 2012, London.
  • “Integrating Corporate Standards Into International Investment Treaties”, Kings College, University of London, Conference on Embedding Human Rights into Investment Treaties, May 2011, London.
  • “The International Bar Association’s Model Mining Development Agreement (MMDA)”, Dundee University Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Annual Mining Seminar (“Minerals and Mining: What Role in a Sustainable Future?”), May 2011, Dundee, Scotland.
  • “The New Gold Rush: Foreign Investment in Developing Country Natural Resources”, American Bar Association Section on International Law, April 2011, Washington D.C.
  • “Public Policy for FDI and Sustainable Recovery”, Fourth Columbia Investment Conference, November 2009, Columbia University.
  • “Foreign Investment in Developing Country Agriculture”, Experts Meeting, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, July 2009.
  • “Civil Society Perspectives: What Do Key Stakeholders Expect From the International Investment Regime?”, Second Columbia International Investment Conference, October 2007, Columbia University.
  • “Transparency and Consistency in International Investment Law: Can the Problems be Fixed by Tinkering?”, First Columbia International Investment Conference, October 2006, Columbia University.
  • “Is Fair and Equitable Treatment Fair, Equitable, Just or Under Law?”, American Society of International Law, 100th Anniversary Meeting, March 2006.
  • “Implications of International Trade and Investment Agreements for Water and Water Services: Some Responses from Other Sources of International Law”, Fourth World Water Forum, Mexico City, March 2006.
  • “Procedural Issues in International Investor-State Arbitrations”, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Commission on Investment, Technology and Related Financial Issues, 9th Session: Policy Dialogue on “Investor-State Disputes and Policy Implications”, Geneva, March 8, 2005.
  • “Reshaping International Investment Agreements”, Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House) Conference, “Trade and Sustainable Development Priorities, Post Doha”, London, April 2003.
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