Arbitration Under International Investment Agreements

Arbitration Under International Investment Agreements : A Guide to the Key Issues

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Investor-state arbitration is a relatively new dispute settlement mechanism that allows foreign investors the opportunity to seek redress for damages arising out of breaches of investment-related treaty obligations by the governments of host countries. Claims are submitted to independent, international arbitration tribunals, which are called upon to interpret the treaty at hand. Because of the public interest involved in these cases, the awards of these tribunals are subject to much scrutiny and debate. Thus, it has already generated hundreds of cases and created new legal disciplines, inspiring a continuous string of legal writings. This book describes the process of investor-state arbitration in all of its phases, and provides the reader with comprehensive insight into investor-state arbitration. Arbitration Under International Investment Agreements: A Guide to the Key Issues includes contributions from many of the leading experts in the field, from private practitioners and academics to government and NGO officials.
In this way, the book differs from other books on this topic because it includes contributions from all actors involved, providing more credibility in an area in which one of the main criticisms is bias against governments. This book provides pragmatic and reliable analysis of all aspects of this evolving topic.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 790 pages
  • 178 x 258 x 46mm | 1,519.53g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0195340698
  • 9780195340693
  • 2,127,129

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This is an invaluable guide, filled with practical advice, lucid analysis, creative insights, fascinating anecdotes and crisp prose written by an all star cast of practitioners, arbitrators, scholars, current and former government officials and other leaders in the field * Alexandre de Gramont, Partnerm Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington DC *
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About Katia Yannaca-Small

Katia Yannaca-Small is a Senior Counsel with the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), where she administers investment disputes brought before the Centre and works on issues of outreach policy related to the Centre's activities. Prior to joining ICSID, she was the Legal Advisor to the OECD Investment Division, where she was responsible for analytical work on all legal issues related to international investment
agreements and, in particular, developments in investor-state dispute settlement. In this capacity, she managed the related activities of the OECD Investment Committee and proposed issues for discussion and possible policy development in this field. The results of this work, on both substantive issues related to the
interpretation of investment agreements and procedural issues of investment arbitration, have been published by the OECD.

Ms. Yannaca-Small holds a J.D. from the Athens University Law School, Greece and two postgraduate degrees (D.E.A.) in Public International Law and International Economic Law from the University Paris I-Sorbonne. She is also a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), France. Ms. Yannaca-Small is a member of the International Law Association (ILA) and the American Society of International Law (ASIL). She is fluent in English, French and Greek and has contributed to numerous
treatises on international investment law.
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