When Public Interests, State Strategy, and International Law Clash in One Confidential Commercial Arbitration

Ira Ryk-Lakhman* Much ink has been spilt throughout the years on States’ and the public interest’s role in international commercial arbitration. These issues are of particular importance where the litigants in a given arbitration come from neighboring – and not necessarily allied – states, and even more so when the particular neighborhood in question is… Read More When Public Interests, State Strategy, and International Law Clash in One Confidential Commercial Arbitration

Protecting International Commercial Arbitration in Europe

by Chris Wilford, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators* The current highly politicised debate surrounding the inclusion of investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which allows investors to bring claims against a State before an international arbitral tribunal, has brought arbitration into the spotlight. While ISDS is a special form of… Read More Protecting International Commercial Arbitration in Europe