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Dates Confirmed for ICCA Edinburgh 2021

Mar 26 2020
ICCA and the Scottish Arbitration Centre, the ICCA Edinburgh Congress Host, are pleased to announce that the next ICCA Congress will take place from 1 - 4 February 2021. This news follows the postponement, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, of the Congress that was scheduled to take place in May this year.

José Luis Siqueiros (1924 – 2020)

Mar 25 2020
ICCA is deeply saddened to announce the passing of ICCA Advisory Board Member José Luis Siqueiros on 22 March 2020 at the age of 95, surrounded by family in a calm and peaceful environment.

ICCA 2020 Congress in Edinburgh Postponed

Mar 19 2020
Dear ICCA Members and Congress Delegates,


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.