Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers 2014


The 2014 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 2014 Fordham Law School Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation. The papers are organized into the following parts:

Keynote Presentation by Catherine Kessedjian
PART 1: Investor-State and Commercial Arbitration by Peter Michaelson, Stanimir A. Alexandrov, James Mendenhall, Laurence Shore, Liang-Ying Tan, Rocío Digón, and Marek Krasula
PART 2: Ethics by Bruce A. Green, Margaret Moses, Doak Bishop, Isabel Fernández de la Cuesta, Catherine A. Rogers, and Idil Tumer
PART 3: Mediation by Lorraine M. Brennan, Anna Joubin-Bret, Josefa Sicard-Mirabal, Rachael Clarke, James M. Rhodes, and Carrie Menkel-Meadow
PART 4: International Trade Arbitration by Kaj Hobér, Luiz Olavo Baptista, Giorgio Sacerdoti, and Gonzalo Biggs
PART 5: Investor-State and Commercial Arbitration (2) by John J. Barcelo III, Roland Ziadé, Lorenzo Melchionda, and Dr. Wolfgang Kühn
PART 6: International Tax Arbitration by Alexis Foucard, Léa Grandfond, Michael Lennard, and Natalia Quinones Cruz

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Biographical Note

Arthur W. Rovine has been serving as an arbitrator in international cases under ICSID, NAFTA, PCA, and ICC/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.He writes frequently on international arbitration.

Table of contents

Keynote Address
International Arbitration – More Efficiency for Greater Credibility
Catherine Kessedjian

Investor-State and Commercial Arbitration

Chapter 1: Neutral Selection: Perspectives from a Neutral
Peter Michaelson

Chapter 2: Breach of Treaty Claims and Breach of Contract Claims: Simplification of International Jurisprudence
Stanimir A. Alexandrov & James Mendenhall

Chapter 3: Investment Treaty Tribunals, Human Rights, and International Law
Laurence Shore and Liang-Ying Tan

Chapter 4: The ICC’s Role in Administering Investment Arbitration Disputes
Rocío Digón & Marek Krasula


Chapter 5: Attorneys’ Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration
Bruce A. Green

Chapter 6: Inherent Powers of Arbitrators to Deal with Ethical Issues
Margaret Moses

Chapter 7: A Defense of the IBA Guidelines on Party Representation
Doak Bishop & Isabel Fernández de la Cuesta

Chapter 8: Arbitrator Challenges: Too Many or Not Enough?
Catherine A. Rogers & Idil Tumer


Chapter 9: Preparing the Client in an International Mediation: What to Expect from the Process
Lorraine M. Brennan

Chapter 10: Investor-State Mediation (ISM): A Comparison of Recent Treaties and Rules
Anna Joubin-Bret

Chapter 11: The Effect of Culture on International Mediation
Josefa Sicard-Mirabal & Rachael Clarke
Chapter 12: The Current Status and Future of International Mediation
James M. Rhodes

Chapter 13: Variations in the Uptake of and Resistance to Mediation Outside of the United States
Carrie Menkel-Meadow

International Trade Arbitration
Chapter 14: WTO and Russia
Kaj Hobér

Chapter 15: Arbitration in Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) and the World Trade Organization (WTO)
Luiz Olavo Baptista

Chapter 16: Settling International Economic Disputes: the WTO and other Models. Trade and Investments
Giorgio Sacerdoti

Chapter 17: The Challenge Posed to the WTO Dispute Settlement System by the Imbalance in Developing and Developed Country Participation
Gonzalo Biggs

Investor-State and Commercial Arbitration (2)

Chapter 18: Substantive and Procedural Arbitrability in Ad Hoc Investor-State Arbitration — BG Group v. Argentina
John J. Barcelo III

Chapter 19: Structuring and Restructuring of Investment in Investment Treaty Arbitration
Roland Ziadé & Lorenzo Melchionda

Chapter 20: Defaulting Parties and Default Awards In International Arbitration
Dr. Wolfgang Kühn

International Tax Arbitration

Chapter 21: Arbitration of International Tax Disputes: A Move Towards Democratization?
Alexis Foucard & Léa Grandfond

Chapter 22: International Tax Arbitration and Developing Countries
Michael Lennard

Chapter 23: International Tax Arbitration as an ADR Solution in a Time of Global Tax Demands
Natalia Quinones Cruz



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