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Appointment and Removal of ISDS Arbitrators: Practical Problems and Prospects for Reform

Date: 29 March 2021

Time: 13.00 - 15.00 (BST)

Venue: Online

With Thanks to ICSID

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Event Details

Challenges to and removal of arbitrators in context are becoming more commonplace in investor-state dispute settlement. The parties brought a record number of challenges in the last few years.

The Investment Treaty Forum is convening an online meeting to discuss practical issues and difficulties that arise in the context of appointment and removal of arbitrators.

The event will gather representatives of states, arbitrators, arbitral institutions, other members of the Investment Treaty Forum and members of the public. The panellists will discuss the current situation in the field, the common rules applicable to the appointment of tribunals and concerns about the current mechanisms expressed by States and other stakeholders.

The participants will discuss:

  • Views and concerns about the current system from the state's perspective;
  • Proposals for change - standing mechanism for appointment of ISDS tribunal members;
  • The draft code of conduct for adjudicators in ISDS tribunals.


  • Chloe Carswell, Reed Smith, London
  • Serhat Eskiyörük, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Ankara
  • Shreyas Jayasimha, Aarna Law, Bengaluru
  • Garth Schofield, Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague

Event convened by Prof Yarik Kryvoi, Senior Research Fellow in International Economic Law & Director of the Investment Treaty Forum, BIICL.

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 2 CPD hours.


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