Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers (2010)


The 2010 volume of Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation - The Fordham Papers is a collection of important works in the field written by the speakers at the 2010 Fordham Law School Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation.

The 24 papers are organized into the following five parts:
Part I: Investor-State Arbitration, Charles N. Brower, Anke Meier, Maurice Mendelson QC, Brigitte Stern, W. Michael Reisman, Anna Vinnik, Christoph Schreuer.
Part II: Key Issues in the U.S. Law of International Arbitration, Thomas J. Stipanowich, George A. Bermann, Catherine A. Rogers, Ben H. Sheppard, Jr.
Part III: Dispute Resolution by the World Trade Organization, Andrew Shoyer, Kimberly Myers, Giorgio Sacerdoti, Greg Tereposky, Morgan Maguire, Richard O. Cunningham.
Part IV: How Major Corporations View International Arbitration, Siegfried H. Elsing, Stephen E. Smith, Roland Schroeder, Mike McIllwrath.
Part V: International Mediation, John Barkett, A. Timothy Martin, David H. Burt, Tai-Heng Cheng, Simeon Baum, Peter M. Wolrich, Suzanne Ulicny, Luis Martinez.

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Biographical Note

Arthur W. Rovine has been serving as an arbitrator in international cases under ICSID, NAFTA and AAA/ICDR since he retired from Baker & McKenzie in 2005. He is also the director of the International Arbitration Conference at Fordham Law School and an adjunct professor of law at Fordham Law School.

Table of contents

Introduction: The 2010 Revision of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, Arthur W. Rovine

Part I: Investor-State Arbitration
The Unsound “Plama Principle” and other Errors in Application of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Charles N. Brower and Anke Meier
Issues Relating to the Identity of the Investor, Prof. Maurice Mendelson QC
The Scope of Investor Protection under the ICSID/BIT Mechanism: Recent Trends, Brigitte Stern
What Constitutes an Investment and Who Decides? W. Michael Reisman and Anna Vinnik
Interaction of International Tribunals and Domestic Courts in Investment Law, Christoph Schreuer

Part II: Key Issues in the U.S. Law of International Arbitration
Revelation and Reaction: The Struggle to Shape American Arbitration, Thomas J. Stipanowich
The Enforceability of the Arbitration Agreement: Who Decides and Under Whose Law? George A. Bermann
International Arbitration’s Public Realm, Catherine A. Rogers
Fortress U.S.A.: Two Troublesome Defenses against the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in the United States, Ben H. Sheppard, Jr.

Part III: Dispute Resolution by the World Trade Organization
The Use of Arbitration in Securing WTO Compliance, Andrew Shoyer and Kimberly Myers
Precedent in the Settlement of International Economic Disputes: the WTO and Investment Arbitration Models, Giorgio Sacerdoti
Utilizing WTO Law in Investor-State Arbitration, Greg Tereposky and Morgan Maguire
The Future of WTO Dispute Settlement: A Practitioner's Assessment, Richard O. Cunningham

Part IV: How Major Corporations View International Arbitration
On Babies and Bathwater: Keeping The Good (And Getting Rid Of The Bad) From the Company’s Perspective, Siegfried H. Elsing
Hot Issues in International Arbitration - a Corporate Perspective, Stephen E. Smith
Transparency in International Arbitration: What Are Arbitrators and Institutions Afraid Of? Roland Schroeder and Mike McIllwrath

Part V: International Mediation
Avoiding the Costs of International Commercial Arbitration: Is Mediation the Solution? John Barkett
International Mediation: An Evolving Market, A. Timothy Martin
Inside Counsel as Sophisticated Users of the Mediation Process, David H. Burt
International Mediation, Arbitration, and Innovation, Tai-Heng Cheng
Lessons from Russian Mediators, Simeon Baum
Resolution of Disputes by ICC Dispute Boards, Peter M. Wolrich
ICC ADR: Rules and Approaches for Reaching an Amicable Solution, Suzanne Ulicny
The International Centre for Dispute Resolution Mediation Practice, Luis Martinez



The collection is of interest to those involved in investor-state and international commercial arbitration and mediation, including arbitrators, mediators, advocates, scholars, governments officials, international institutions, and students.

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