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ICCA Edinburgh Congress Rescheduled

Oct 15 2020
The ICCA Edinburgh Congress will now take place on 26-29 September 2021.

Prof. Piero Bernardini (1938 - 2020)

Sep 11 2020
ICCA is deeply saddened to mark the passing of ICCA Advisory Board Member Prof. Piero Bernardini (1938 – 2020) at the age of 83 on 2 August 2020.

The Fourth Upload of the 2020 Yearbook Commercial Arbitration is Now Available on KluwerArbitration.com

Sep 10 2020
The fourth upload of ICCA Yearbook materials in 2020 is now available on KluwerArbitration.com. It features a total of twenty-one court decisions applying the New York Convention – from Austria, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Luxemburg, Malaysia, the Russian Federation, Seychelles, Switzerland, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Uzbekistan – as well as two decisions reflecting the practice and doctrine of arbitration in France and Ghana.


Recent Articles


“Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform: Submission by the Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group to UNCITRAL Working Group III (December 2019)” by Andrew Clarke, Chair of the Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group
Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform: Submission by the Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group to UNCITRAL Working Group III (December 2019) by Andrew Clarke, Chair of the Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group.
“Challenges of Arbitrators in Investment Arbitration: Still Work in Progress?” in Arbitration Under International Investment Agreements: A guide to the key issues, pp. 153-182 by Loretta Malintoppi and Alvin Yap. by Loretta Malintoppi
An important aspect of the criticism of investor- state dispute settlement (ISDS) concerns the qualities of arbitrators and their independence and impartiality. Amongst the detractors of the system is US Senator Elizabeth Warren who warned inter alia that ‘ISDS could lead to gigantic fines, but it wouldn’t employ independent judges. Instead, highly paid corporate lawyers would go back and forth between representing corporations one day and sitting in judgment the next.
"Breach of Treaty Claims and Breach of Contract Claims: Is it still unknown territory?" in Arbitration Under International Investment Agreements: A guide to the key issues, pp.323-350. by Mr. Stanimir A. Alexandrov (Washington DC., United States)
Foreign investments are often made by means of a contract between the investor and an entity of the host governments. The article discusses how treaty-based tribunals approach disputes that arise out of such contracts.