The Allen & Overy Public International Law Debate
20 November 2015
Has the time come for the establishment of a permanent investment court?
Investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) has never been so popular. Nor so controversial. Indeed, ISDS finds itself in the public eye like never before – media coverage of the negotiation of a number of regional trade and investment treaties, numerous claims against EU Member States and other developed states like Australia, coupled with an ever-increasing caseload at ICSID and elsewhere, has brought ISDS in for sustained and widespread criticism from many quarters, despite recent moves to increase transparency in ISDS proceedings. But would a change in the way the cases are heard, by replacing ad hoc arbitrators with a permanent investment court, change this perception?
- Stephen Fietta
- Sophie Lamb
- Ali Malek QC
- Prof. Philippe Sands QC
Thursday, 14 January 2016
8.30pm Drinks reception
One Bishops Square
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