Transnational Arbitration

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and its Implications on Investor-State Dispute Settlement

Apr 27, 2021

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Overview

Presented by the ITA Arbitration Report Board of Reporters and the ITA Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration
of The Center for American and International Law

The ITA Arbitration Report Board of Reporters and the ITA Academic Council come together again to review key provisions of the recently signed EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. This Joint Roundtable will provide expert perspective on the investment protection and investment dispute resolution mechanism, including arbitration, debate in the context of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, as well as on the broad implications of this Agreement on EU and UK investment policy.

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14:30 – 16:00 London Time (GMT) / 09:30 – 11:00 am Eastern Time

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Schedule and Faculty

14:30 – Welcome

  • Professor Chiara Giorgetti, Chair, Academic Council; Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law

14:40 – Roundtable Discussion


Moderators:

  • Professor Giorgetti
  • Dr. Monique Sasson, Co-Managing Editor ITA Arbitration Report; Of Counsel, D|R Arbitration & Litigation
  • Dr Crina Baltag, Co-Managing Editor, ITA Arbitration Report, and member ITA Academic Council; Senior Lecturer in International Arbitration, Stockholm University

Panelists:

  • Professor Dr. Eric De Brabandere, Leiden University, Partner, DMDB Law (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Professor Maria Beatrice Deli, University of Molise; Partner, D|R Arbitration & Litigation
  • Dr Catharine Titi, Research Associate Professor, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)–CERSA, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, France
  • Professor Loukas Mistelis, Queen Mary University of London

16:00 – Adjourn

Meet the Faculty

Moderators

Professor Chiara Giorgetti
Chair, Academic Council;
Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law

Professor Chiara Giorgetti, Chair, ITA Academic Council and Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law. Professor Giorgetti teaches and writes in the areas of public international law, international arbitration, international courts ad tribunals. She has authored over a dozen publications on these topics, including several authored and edited books. Professor Giorgetti served as a member of the Executive Council and Executive Committee of the American Society of International Law and co-chaired the ASIL Annual Meeting. She is Vice-President of the American Branch of the International Law Association and a member of the Academic Forum on ISDS. Prior to joining the Richmond Law faculty in 2012, Professor Giorgetti practiced international arbitration in Washington, D.C., and Geneva, Switzerland, and worked extensively with the United Nations in New York and Somalia. She also served as counsel in several inter-states disputes. Professor Giorgetti clerked at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

Dr. Monique Sasson
Co-Managing Editor ITA Arbitration Report;
Of Counsel, D|R Arbitration & Litigation

Dr. Monique Sasson is Co-Managing Editor of the ITA Arbitration Report at KluwerArbitration.com, and Of Counsel with D|R Arbitration & Litigation. She has more than twenty years of experience in analyzing international disputes. She is qualified as a New York attorney, an English solicitor, and an Italian avvocato, and she has worked at three major law firms in London, Milan, and Rome. Monique has particular expertise in international investment law. She holds a Ph.D. in international law from Cambridge University.

Dr. Crina Baltag
Co-Managing Editor, ITA Arbitration Report, and member ITA Academic Council;
Senior Lecturer in International Arbitration, Stockholm University

Dr. Crina Baltag is Senior Lecturer in International Arbitration at Stockholm University and qualified attorney-at-law since 2004, with extensive practice in various aspects on international dispute resolution, private and public international law. Crina is member of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Institute (SCC) Board. Crina’s publications include The Energy Charter Treaty: The Notion of Investor [Wolters Kluwer, 2012]; ICSID Convention after 50 Years: Unsettled Issues [Wolters Kluwer, 2017]; The Future of Investment Treaty Arbitration in the EU [co-editor, Wolters Kluwer, 2020] etc. and numerous publications in leading legal journals and reviews, including on the Denial of Benefits in Investment Law [co-author; Max Planck Encyclopaedia of International Procedural Law , Oxford University Press, 2019]. Crina is the editor of Kluwer Arbitration Blog, co-managing editor of ITA Arbitration Report at KluwerArbitration.com and member of editorial boards of prestigious journals in the field, including of the Journal of International Arbitration. Crina has been appointed in numerous arbitrations, as sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, and CCIR-Romania. Crina holds a PhD degree in International Arbitration from Queen Mary University of London (UK), LL.M in International Commercial Arbitration Law from Stockholm University (Sweden), M.Sc. in International Business from Academy of Economic Studies (Romania), LL.B. from University of Bucharest (Romania).

Panelists

Professor Loukas Mistelis
Queen Mary University of London

Professor Loukas Mistelis, Queen Mary University of London, is the Clive Schmitthoff Professor of transnational commercial law and arbitration at Queen Mary University of London, former director of the School of International Arbitration and director of the QMUL and UNIDROIT Institute of Transnational Commercial Law. He practises as an arbitrator and expert in arbitration proceedings from his own boutique consultancy firm, Mistelis and Haddadin. He was educated in Greece, France,  Germany and Japan and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. His publications (in English, German, Greek and Russian) include eight innovative empirical surveys on corporate attitudes towards dispute resolution, a T20 Policy Brief, more than 60 refereed articles and 14 books, including Mandatory Rules of Law in International Arbitration (2010); Concise International Arbitration (2015); The Role of Arbitration in Shipping (2016); CISG Commentary (second edition, 2018) Arbitrability in International Arbitration (2008); Pervasive Problems in International Arbitration (2006);  Comparative International Commercial Arbitration (2003); and Foundations and Perspectives of International Trade Law (2001). He is the editor of the World Arbitration Reporter - The International Encyclopedia of Arbitration Law and Practice (2010) and member of the editorial boards of Arbitration International, the International Journal of Arab Arbitration, the Journal of International Dispute Settlement and Global Arbitration Review; and is general editor of the Oxford International Arbitration series and European Investment Law and Arbitration Review.

Professor Dr. Eric De Brabandere
Leiden University, Partner, DMDB Law (Brussels, Belgium)

Professor Dr Eric De Brabandere, Leiden University, is Professor of International Dispute Settlement Law and Director of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies. He is also Attorney-at-Law at the Brussels Bar (with DMDB Law) practicing in international law and investment arbitration, Editor-in-Chief of the Leiden Journal of International Law, and a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of World Investment & Trade, the Revue belge de droit international (Belgian Review of International Law), and the Martinus Nijhoff Investment Law Book Series. He formerly held visiting professorships at the University of Trento in Italy (in international investment law) and the Catholic University of Lille in France (in international dispute settlement).

Professor Maria Beatrice Deli
University of Molise; Partner, D|R Arbitration & Litigation

Professor Maria Beatrice Deli, University of Molise; Partner, D|R Arbitration & Litigation. Professor Deli is specialized in international commercial and investment arbitration law and complex litigation, acting as counsel and arbitrator. As counsel, she spent 15 years in the international department of a major Italian law firm, where she gained an extensive experience with domestic and foreign clients in a wide range of corporate and commercial disputes across a variety of industries. She was repeatedly designated secretary of arbitral tribunals in complex international cases, and later acted as sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in various arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional, also under the ICC Rules of Arbitration with seat in different countries. In 2011 Maria Beatrice was appointed as Secretary General of the Italian Association for Arbitration (AIA-Associazione Italiana per l’Arbitrato), having the responsibility of the administration of domestic and international cases and taking care of the promotion of the institution in Italy and abroad. In 2013 she became Secretary General of ICC Italy. Since 2014 she is member of the Council of the Milan Chamber of National and International Arbitration. Maria Beatrice is Founding member of ArbIt (Italian Forum on International Arbitration and ADR).

Dr. Catharine Titi
Research Associate Professor, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)–CERSA, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, France

Dr Catharine Titi, FCIArb, Research Associate Professor, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)–CERSA, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, France. In addition to being a member of the Board of the European Society of International Law (ESIL), she serves on the Steering Committee of the Academic Forum on ISDS, whose work contributes to the discussions in Working Group III of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL WG III), and on the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) of the Center for American and International Law (CAIL). She is a member of the International Law Association (ILA) Committee on Rule of Law and International Investment Law and she serves on the Editorial Board of the Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy (Columbia/OUP). Catharine is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), she sits on the panel of arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA), and she is appointed to the roster of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s (USMCA) Annex 31-B panellists. She holds a PhD from the University of Siegen in Germany (Summa cum laude, Rolf H. Brunswig PhD Prize) and she has previously been a consultant at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). In 2016, Catharine was awarded the prestigious Smit-Lowenfeld Prize of the International Arbitration Club of New York for the best article published in the field of international arbitration. Catharine’s working languages are English, French, Greek, and Spanish.

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