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Why Still ICSID? Summary Procedures, Annulment Proceedings and the Future of ICSID Arbitration

3rd November 2011


Keynote Speech:
Professor Christoph Schreuer, Wolf Theiss

Speakers Include:
Professor Anne van Aaken, University of St. Gallen
Stanimir Alexandrov, Sidley Austin
Sir Franklin Berman KCMG QC, Essex Court Chambers
Stephen Bouwhuis, Commonwealth Secretariat
Dr Markus Burgstaller, Hogan Lovells
N Jansen Calamita, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Professor John Crook, George Washington University
JJ Gass, Freshfields
Laurent Gouiffès, Hogan Lovells
Gavan Griffith QC, Essex Court Chambers
Meg Kinnear, Secretary General, ICSID
Antonio Parra, Former Deputy Secretary General of ICSID
Professor Alain Pellet, University Paris Ouest, Nanterre-La Défense
Professor Brigitte Stern, Université de Paris I

What this event is about:
The purpose of this conference is to assess the future role of ICSID in investment treaty dispute resolution. To this end, panels will consider (a) the developing use of summary procedures in investment treaty arbitration, (b) the ongoing development of ICSID's annulment jurisprudence and (c) ICSID's position in connection with developments in the European Union and bilateral and multilateral treaty practice (e.g. Australia's decision to not include investor-state dispute provisions in future trade agreements and South Africa's investment treaty review).

The event programme is available to download here.

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