8th Frankfurt Roundtable on Investment Law and Investment Treaty Arbitration

The 8th Frankfurt Roundtable on Investment Law and Investment Treaty Arbitration is taking place on November 19, 2012. As allways, the event is being superbly organized by Alfred Escher and Jan Schäfer. Here’s a link to the full programme: Gesprächskreis Investitionsrecht und -schiedsgerichtsbarkeit 2012.

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Transparency in Investment Treaty Arbitration

Legal Tribune Online (LTO)  interviewed, in an article a couple of days ago, Moritz Renner of Humboldt University,Berlin, on the subject of transparency in investor treaty arbitration.

The main theme of LTO’s article is the lack of transparency of arbitration proceedings. Moritz Renner argues that the lack of transparency jeopardizes or even violates public interest. More precisely, he criticizes that there is no way to find out whether the arbitrators did take public interest into account when rendering the award. What he would like to see are procedural safeguards that make sure that public interest and public policy arguments are being heard. Continue reading

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