Investor-State Arbitration (LAW-795-018)
Jean Kalicki, with guest speakers Antonio Parra, Mallory Silberman and Jose Antonio Rivas, provides an overview of core principles and current developments in arbitration investor-State disputes under investment treaties and free trade agreements. The course addresses the doctrinal and policy foundations of investor-State arbitration as an alternative to other mechanisms for dispute resolution involving sovereign States; addresses the development of the substantive standards and procedural terms of bilateral and multilateral investment treaties; highlights the special contours of arbitration at ICSID; and considers various “hot topics,” including transparency and third party participation, resort to local courts, challenges to awards and execution of awards, and the recent backlash against investor-State arbitration and its implications for the future.
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