Challenge and Disqualification of Arbitrators in International Investment Arbitration: An Overview

In: The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals
Federica Cristani University of Verona Italy

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A significantly small spectrum of arbitrators – i.e. 15 – have sat on the panels making up 55 percent of the 518 investment treaty disputes known today. This has produced considerable, real or perceived, conflicts of interests, whether personal, professional or case- or issue-related. This article addresses the requirements of independence and impartiality of arbitrators under the institutional rules and the relevant ethical codes, together with a survey of the most significant case law on the matter.

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