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ICCA Congress Series Volume 18

ICCA Congress Series No. 18 comprises the proceedings of the twenty-second Congress of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), held in Miami in 2014. The articles by leading arbitration practitioners and scholars from around the world address the challenges, both perceived and real, to the legitimacy of international arbitration.

The volume focusses on the twin pillars of legitimacy: justice, in procedure and outcome, and precision at every phase of the proceedings. Contributions on justice explore issues related to diversity, fairness and whether arbitral institutions can do more to foster legitimacy – based on the responses of nine international arbitral institutions to a survey on this topic. Articles focussing on precision address burdens, standards and procedures in respect of proof; interim measures and document production; witnesses and experts; and standards governing investor misconduct in investment arbitration.

The volume opens with a spirited Keynote Address in defence of bilateral investment treaties and also reports the results of a theme-related empirical survey of Congress Participants on demographics, precision and justice in international arbitration, carried out during the Opening Plenary Session of the Congress.

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Pages 1128
Last Updated 05/08/2015
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Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041159441
SKU 10059336-0001
Table of Contents

Preface Albert Jan van den Berg, General Editor

ICCA Congress 2016

Table of Contents

Keynote Address: In Defense of Bilateral Investment Treaties Judge Stephen M. Schwebel

Opening Plenary Session

Chairs: Lucy Reed and Meg Kinnear

Rapporteurs: James Freda and Tobias Lehmann

A-1 Proof: A Plea for Precision

Chair: David Brynmor Thomas

Rapporteur: Timothy L. Foden

A-2 Early Stages of the Arbitral Process: Interim Measures and Document Production

Chair: John Barkett

Rapporteur: Natalie Reid

A-3 Matters of Evidence: Witness and Experts

Chair: Nathalie Voser

Rapporteur: Nicholas Lingard

A-4 Treaty Arbitration: Pleading and Proof of Fraud and comparable Forms of Abuse

Chair: Klaus Reichert SC

Rapporteur: Elizabeth Karanja

B-1 Who Are the Arbitrators?

Chair: Adriana Braghetta

Rapporteur: Ricardo Dalmaso Marques Ricardo Dalmaso Marques

B-2 Premise: Arbitral Institutions Can Do More to Further Legitimacy. True or False?

Chair: Salim Moollan

Rapporteur: Belinda McRae

B-3 Treaty Arbitration: Is the Playing Field Level and Who Decides Whether It Is Anyway?

Chair: Anna Joubin-Bret

Rapporteur: Neeti Sachdeva

B-4 Universal Arbitration: An Aspiration Within Reach or a Sisyphean Goal?

Chair: Dushyant Dave

Rapporteur: Kathleen Claussen

Plenary Session: Spotlight on International Arbitration in Miami and the United States

Chair: John Barkett

Rapporteur: Frank Cruz-Alvarez

Breakout Sessions on Arbitral Legitimacy: The Users’ And Judges’ Perspectives

Chairs: José Astigarraga, Melanie van Leeuwen, Joseph Matthews and Edna Sussman

Rapporteurs: Luis González García, Amanda Lees, Ruth Mosch and L Andrew S. Riccio

Lunch Seminar: Latin America: Hottest Issues, Country by Country

Chair: R. Doak Bishop

Rapporteur: Ricardo Dalmaso Marques

Lunch Seminar: Power of Arbitration to Fill Gaps in the Arbitration Agreement and Underlying Contract

Chair: John H. Rooney, Jr.

Rapporteur: Elodie Dulac

Closing Plenary

Rapporteurs: James Freda and Tobias Lehmann

List of Participants

List of ICCA Officers and Governing Board Members

About The Experts