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Thirteenth Investment Treaty Forum Public Conference

Ethics, Issue Conflicts and Arbitrator

11th September 2009

In recent times ethical issues have featured prominently in investment treaty arbitration. Parties have challenged arbitrators on numerous occasions, in different forums, national and international (recently in EDF v Argentina awards and the NAFTA case Grandriver Enterprises v USA) and on a variety of grounds. The conference will review and analyze the emerging practice on relevant matters such as repeat appointments, issue conflicts, duty of disclosure, financial interest, same-chamber barrister participation and others, with a view to discern good practices in this area for both counsel and arbitrators.


  • Considerations relating to Arbitrators Appointments
  • Two Debates: 1. Relationships between Arbitrator and Counsel; 2. Issue Conflicts and the Limits on the Obligation of an Arbitrator to Disclose Financial Interests
  • Roundtable Discussion: Best Practice on Conflicts in International Arbitration - A Way Forward

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