- Art and Heritage Disputes
Editors: Prof. Hildegard Schneider and Dr. Valentina Vadi
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- TDM 3 (2013) - Corruption and Arbitration
- TDM 2 (2013) - EU, Investment Treaties, and Investment Treaty Arbitration - Current Developments and Challenges
- TDM 1 (2013) - Aligning Human Rights and Investment Protection
- TDM 7 (2012) - regular issue
- TDM 6 (2012) - FDI Moot 2012
- TDM 5 (2012) - Legal Issues in Tobacco Control
- TDM 4 (2012) - 7th Biennial Symposium on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution - CILS
- TDM 3 (2012) - Regular issue
- TDM 2 (2012) - FDI Moot 2011
- TDM 1 (2012) - A Liber Amicorum: Thomas Wälde - Law Beyond Conventional Thought
- TDM 5 (2011) - Resolving International Business Disputes by ADR in Asia
- TDM 4 (2011) - Contingent Fees and Third Party Funding in Investment Arbitration Disputes
- TDM 3 (2011) - Intersections: Dissemblance or Convergence between International Trade and Investment Law
- TDM 2 (2011) - Regular issue
- TDM 1 (2011) - Regular issue
- TDM 4 (2010) - China
- TDM 3 (2010) - FDI Moot 2010
- TDM 2 (2010) - Guerrilla Tactics in International Arbitration & Litigation
- TDM 1 (2010) - Regular issue
- TDM 4 (2009) - Latin America
- TDM 3 (2009) - NAFTA - Fifteen Years Later. Experiences and Future
- TDM 2 (2009) - The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights through International Investments Agreements - Only a romance or true love?
- TDM 1 (2009) - Regular issue
- TDM 4 (2008) - Arbitrator Bias
- TDM 3 (2008) - Precedent in Investment Arbitration
- TDM 2 (2008) - Venezuela: The battle of Contract Sanctity vs. Resource Sovereignty
- TDM 1 (2008) - UNCTAD Expert Meeting on Development Implications of International Investment Rule Making
- TDM 6 (2007) - Compensation and Damages in International Investment Arbitration
- TDM 4 (2007) - The Hague 2004 Investment Seminar
- TDM 3 (2007) - Energy Litigation and Arbitration - Expert Perspectives
- TDM 2 (2007) - The Legacy and Lessons of Distressed and Failed Infrastructure Investments during the 1990s
- TDM 1 (2007) - Arbitration & Mediation
- TDM 4 (2006) - Alternative Dispute Resolution in Asia
- TDM 3 (2006) - International Investment Law at a Crossroads (Harvard International Law Society)
- TDM 1 (2006) - Litigating Across Borders: Hot Topics and Recent Developments in Transnational Litigation
- TDM 4 (2005) - The Relationship Between Local Courts and Investment Treaty Arbitration
- TDM 2 (2005) - Appeals and Challenges to Investment Treaty Awards: Is It Time for an International Appellate System?
TDM 3 (2013) - Corruption and Arbitration
This special issue on Corruption and Arbitration analyzes new trends,
developments, and challenges respecting the intersection between, on the one hand,
allegations, suspicions or findings of corruption and, on the other hand,
decisions by arbitral tribunals regarding jurisdiction, admissibility and the
merits of commercial and investment disputes. Many thanks to the Editors
Prof. Dr. Richard Kreindler (Shearman & Sterling LLP) and Carolyn B. Lamm (White & Case LLP)
and to their colleagues Hansel Pham (White & Case) and Marc Jacob (Shearman & Sterling)
for their assistance and support during the preparation of this interesting special issue of TDM.
» Table of contents: TDM 3 (2013) - Corruption and Arbitration.
TDM 2 (2013) - EU, Investment Treaties, and Investment Treaty Arbitration - Current Developments and Challenges
Prof. Dr. Christian Tietje and Dr. iur Richard Happ edited this special
on the EU, Investment Treaties, and Investment Treaty Arbitration - Current Developments and Challenges
for TDM. Apart from taking stock of the current developments, this issue tries
to reflect on the remaining challenges and possible solutions for open questions.
It also includes a study requested by the European Parliament's Committee on
International Trade which is made available on TDM with kind permission.
TDM 1 (2013) - Aligning Human Rights and Investment Protection
This TDM special on Aligning Human Rights and Investment Protection is edited by Professor Dr. Ursula Kriebaum (University of Vienna) and analyses the possibility of courts and tribunals operating in the fields of human rights and international investment protection to take into account the concerns of the other field of law. This issue is a welcome addition to the human rights related material available on TDM and we like to thank Professor Kriebaum for her work on this special.
TDM 5 (2012) - Legal Issues in Tobacco Control
This TDM Special offers a timely look at the Legal Issues in Tobacco Control in the lead-up to the Fifth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC, to be held from 12 to 17 November 2012 in Seoul ('COP5'). The contributors to the Special Issue discuss a range of disputes and negotiations concerning tobacco control regulation, offering insights into the legal questions at issue, their political ramifications, and their future resolution. The contributions address the broad themes of trade and investment in tobacco, the WHO and the WHO FCTC, plain tobacco packaging, and flavoured cigarettes, as introduced by the editors of the special Prof. Andrew Mitchell and Associate Prof. Tania Voon (Melbourne Law School)
TDM 4 (2012) - 7th Biennial Symposium on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
The papers in this issue were presented at the 7th Biennial Symposium on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution organized by the Center for International Legal Studies and held (CILS) in Salzburg in May 2012. Many thanks to Manuela Wedam & Christian Campbell (CILS) and the conference chairs Laurent Hirsch (Hirsch Kobel) and Lawrence Schaner (Jenner & Block) for their work on this special and the opportunity to publish this on TDM.
TDM 5 (2011) - Resolving International Business Disputes by ADR in Asia
In this issue, over two dozen practitioners and academics across the globe examine
the changing practices in resolving international business disputes by
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Asia, a region that has experienced
phenomenal growth in the use of ADR - and international arbitration in
particular - to resolve international business disputes in recent years.
TDM 4 (2011) - Contingent Fees and Third Party Funding in Investment Arbitration Disputes
Prof. Maya Steinitz and Joe Matthews prepared this TDM Special Issue on "Contingent Fees and Third Party Funding in Investment Arbitration Disputes". This (mini-)issue will hopefully help to advance the analysis of issues presented by the growth of contingent fee and third party funding arrangements in international arbitration, particularly investment arbitration.
TDM 3 (2011) - Intersections: Dissemblance or Convergence between International Trade and Investment Law
Edited Dr. Todd Weiler, this TDM Special Issue addresses the intersections
that exist between investment treaty law and international trade law.
Issues addressed include: the use and relative applicability of substantive
trade law concepts investor-state arbitration; an in-depth examination and
analysis of the TRIMs Agreement; a comparison between most favored nation and
national treatment clauses in WTO law and in international investment law,
and research into the substantive and procedural standards offered by
investment treaties and WTO agreements.
TDM 4 (2010) - China
In this issue, over a dozen articles by practitioners and academics from Asia, Europe and the
United States examine the theory and practice of the resolution of trade and commercial
disputes in and connected with China.
We hope that the articles and comments in this Special Edition
collectively convey a sense of the profound changes that are taking place and provide useful
and thought-provoking information and analysis of investment and dispute resolution
developments concerning China.
TDM 3 (2010) - FDI Moot 2010
Thirty-two teams took part in the 2010 FDI Moot with teams from Australia, Argentina, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Georgia, Germany, India, South Korea, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Ukraine, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Russian Academy of Justice won the best Claimant Memorial (followed by Masaryk University and University of Warsaw). New York University (followed by Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and University of Delhi) won the Best Respondent Memorial. Many thanks to Christian Campbell, Center for International Legal Studies, and Professor Christopher Gibson, Suffolk University Law School, for their assistance in making this material available for TDM.
TDM 2 (2010) - Guerrilla Tactics in International Arbitration & Litigation
The interdisciplinary conference Guerrilla tactics in international arbitration & litigation organised by ICC Austria in November not only highlighted the legal aspects of this sensitive issue but also provided insights on how professional investigators, forensic experts and PR-specialists can offer preventive measures and means of defence. We would like to thank ICC Austria and Barbara Helene Steindl, Brauneis Klauser Prändl Attorneys-at-Law (bkp), for the opportunity to publish these papers on TDM.
TDM 4 (2009) - Latin America
Latin America has become an important user of arbitration and the major arbitration institutions have established offices in the area. Many leading investment arbitration awards arise from conflicts in Latin American countries. We would like to thank Dr. Herfried Wöss, partner of the Wöss & Partners lawfirm in Mexico, for his work as as editor for this special.
TDM 3 (2009) - NAFTA - Fifteen Years Later. Experiences and Future
We're very pleased to be able to publish this transcript of the "First Debate on NAFTA" prepared by Professor Ignacio Gomez-Palacio and two other moderators, Messrs. Eduardo Siqueiros Twomey, Alejandro Faya Rodríguez. This was a ground-breaking event and we hope the issues raised at the debate will be discussed further on OGEMID.
TDM 2 (2009) - The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights through International Investments Agreements - Only a romance or true love?
The protection of Intellectual Property Rights ("IPRs") through International Investment Agreements ("IIAs") is in many ways a fascinating topic: From a legal point of view, it raises complex questions as to the interaction between IIAs, national IPR legislation and international conventions already dealing with IPRs. From an economic point of view, it triggers the question whether IIAs can help to reduce the damage caused by illegal infringement of IPRs and thereby promote a climate that is favorable to innovation and economic growth. From a policy point of view, finally, it adds to the ongoing debate about the right balance to be struck between, on the one hand, providing effective protection of foreign investments (including intellectual property) and, on the other hand, providing sovereign states with sufficient flexibility to address essential public interests such as health. While the potential application of investment law to IPRs has been at issue since the earliest investment treaties were signed and while the topic is even more relevant in today's world, the body of work on this area is still in its infancy: cases are few and commentaries limited. The purpose of this Special Issue is to help to close this gap and to stimulate debate on the difficult matters expertly identified by the contributors. This special was prepared by James Hosking (Chaffetz Lindsey LLP) and Markus Perkams (Skadden).
TDM 4 (2008) - Arbitrator Bias
A lawyer is trained to cast a dispassionate eye on most aspects of human behaviour. Yet the question of bias in arbitrators is a topic which elicits passionate views, even amongst the professionally dispassionate. In this issue, we have tried to approach bias with an open mind, so to speak, and cover several angles, in an attempt to understand the nature of the beast.
Is bias the most inevitably human of conditions? Does it become part of one's very core and identity, not only as arbitrators or lawyers, but as individuals, as a consequence of factors largely beyond our control: the place where we were born, the culture in which we grew up, the education we received?
TDM 3 (2008) - Precedent in Investment Arbitration
The role played by precedent in investment arbitration is becoming more widely appreciated as the number of decided cases increases. This makes it easier to comment in an informed manner upon the inter-relationship between various tribunals. This Special arrives at a most appropriate time to digest, review and add to the growing amount of jurisprudence in this area.
To the extent that investment treaty arbitration represents a fusion of the two worlds of international commercial arbitration and public international law, the fact that the awards are treated as having some precedent effect brings about substantive changes in both camps.
OGEL 3 (2007) / TDM 3 (2007) - Energy Litigation and Arbitration - Expert Perspectives
We are pleased that Richard Walck, Global Financial Analytics LLC,
prepared this joint OGEL/TDM Special Issue on
"Energy Litigation and Arbitration - Expert Perspectives".
In this issue, we try to provide some thoughts on the use of experts in arbitration and
litigation. While the stated focus in on the energy sector, some of the authors have written for
a more general audience. Some articles are written by the experts; others about
OGEL 2 (2008) / TDM 2 (2008) - Venezuela: The battle of Contract Sanctity vs. Resource Sovereignty
This OGEL / TDM Special Issue on Venezuela: The battle of Contract Sanctity vs. Resource Sovereignty was prepared by Elisabeth Eljuri, the head of Macleod Dixon's Oil and Gas Department in Caracas, Venezuela. In this Special we have attempted to provide articles on a wide array of topics in the oil and gas as well as the arbitration areas.
TDM 1 (2008) - UNCTAD Expert Meeting on Development Implications of International Investment Rule Making
In March 2007, the Commission on Investment, Technology and Related Financial Issues confirmed UNCTAD as the key focal point in the United Nations system for dealing with matters related to international investment agreements (IIAs), as part of its work on trade, investment and development. To this end, UNCTAD is also the forum to advance understanding of issues related to these agreements and their development dimension. This special feature puts together the contributions presented at the meeting. It also seeks to bring attention to UNCTAD's IIA-related activities, which build on more than 30 years of experience in matters related to foreign investment, trade and development.
TDM 6 (2007) - Compensation and Damages in International Investment Arbitration
The question of compensation and damages has recently attracted more attention in legal writing and practice than ever before. While for a long time lawyers have not been ready to devote time and in-depth analysis to valuation issues, they now increasingly realise and recognize the importance of coherent and comprehensible principles concerning the financial and economic aspects of the amounts to be claimed or awarded. However, the principles - both legal and economic - are still far from clear and/or generally accepted.
The present Special TDM Issue attempts to shed some light on the existing approaches concerning the question of valuation in international investment disputes. It tries to do so primarily from the legal but also from the economic perspective. The authors of this issue, therefore, include both lawyers as well as valuation experts.
TDM 4 (2007) - The Hague 2004 Investment Seminar
New Aspects of International Investment Law - 2004 Research Seminar by the Hague Academy of International Law
We are pleased to publish in this special issue on international investment law eight selected contributions originating in the 2004 Research Seminar by the Hague Academy of International Law (where I directed the English session).
The full reports by Philippe Kahn and myself as well as a selection of the full-version papers has been published in July 2007. The papers in this TDM Special Issue on the Hague 2004 research seminar on international investment law provide shorter versions, as well as the preliminary version of my own report.
TDM 2 (2007) - The Legacy and Lessons of Distressed and Failed Infrastructure Investments during the 1990s
Over the past decade-and-a-half, the developing world has been witness to a boom-bust cycle of private investment in infrastructure projects-roads, power plants, water projects, railroads, and the like. Many projects that were initiated during the 1990s were subsequently renegotiated at a loss to investors or even abandoned.
The collection of articles presented here will be of interest to academics and practitioners interested in large-scale infrastructure development, long-term investment agreements, public-private partnerships, project finance, political risk management, renegotiation, dispute resolution, international arbitration, and bilateral investment treaties.
TDM 1 (2007) - Arbitration & Mediation
As traditional arbitration is beginning to mirror litigation in domestic
courts both in terms of time and cost, we in the international dispute resolution
bar have an obligation to explore ways of providing new forms of effective and
efficient dispute resolution. One of these approaches is commercial mediation.
There is already a significant body of literature on the subject. This special
edition narrows the focus a degree to examine the interrelationship between
arbitration and mediation (med/arb or arb/med).
TDM 4 (2006) - Alternative Dispute Resolution in Asia
Traditionally, international commercial arbitration and for that matter arbitration in the
oil, gas and energy sectors in Asia has been beset with many problems. They are mainly cultural,
legal, institutional, and educational and legal infrastructural. Despite recent positive response to the global movement towards
modernization and internationalization of arbitration in Asia, there still persist many
difficulties in some countries, which merit special consideration. This article highlights those
issues and recent legal developments and trends in that regard.
TDM 1 (2006) - Litigating Across Borders: Hot Topics and Recent Developments in Transnational Litigation
Litigating Across Borders: Hot Topics and Recent Developments in Transnational Litigation
On April 27, 2005, the District of Columbia Bar's International Dispute Resolution Committee and Litigation Section jointly sponsored a challenging program on "Litigating Across Borders: Hot Topics and Recent Developments in Transnational Litigation." The Program focused on the many special issues arising in U.S. court litigation involving parties from different countries, including forum selection issues, international evidence-gathering, foreign sovereign immunity, anti-suit injunctions and the problems of multiple proceedings in different forums, and enforcement of judgments.
We therefore believe the Program will be of special interest to readers of Transnational Dispute Management with an interest in international litigation involving U.S. courts. The speakers comprised a number of leading international litigation practitioners as well as representatives from key U.S. Government offices responsible for these issues. The speakers and specific topics are identified below. The papers submitted by the panelists are included following the transcript of the proceedings.
TDM 4 (2005) - The Relationship Between Local Courts and Investment Treaty Arbitration
As part of its research activities in the field of investment treaty law and arbitration, the Investment Treaty Forum at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (www.biicl.org/itf) organized, on 10 September 2004, its third public conference addressing the issue of The Relationship between Local Courts and Investment Treaty Arbitration. There are a plethora of issues arising in respect of the coexistence of local and international courts and remedies stemming out from the complex web of international investment agreements and the ever-growing number of legal proceedings (both at the national and international level) brought by foreign investors against host States.
TDM 2 (2005) - Appeals and Challenges to Investment Treaty Awards: Is It Time for an International Appellate System?
The Transnational Dispute Management (TDM) publishers are delighted with this special feature about the second conference of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law's Investment Treaty Forum: