Tomoko Ishikawa is Associate Professor at Nagoya University in Japan. She is a member of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Energy Charter Treaty and an arbitrator at Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration. Her professional experiences include serving as a Judge at Tokyo District Court and holding the position of Deputy Director at the International Legal Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, where she worked on bilateral/trilateral investment treaties, Free Trade Agreements and WTO dispute settlement.
Her publications include: "Provisional Application of Treaties at the Crossroads between International and Domestic Law" 31(2) ICSID Review (2016); "Keeping Interpretation in Investment Treaty Arbitration 'on Track': The Role of State Parties", in J. Kalicki and A. Joubin-Bret (eds.) Reshaping the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Journeys for the 21st Century (Brill/Nijhoff, 2015); "International Sovereign Debt and Investment Treaty Arbitration: Ambiente Ufficio S.p.A. and others v. Argentina", Rivista Dell' Arbitrato (Issue 2/2014), "Collective Action Clauses in Sovereign Bond Contracts and Investment Treaty Arbitration - an Approach to Reconcile the Irreconcilable", Accounting, Economics and Law: A Convivium (October 2013); "Third Party Participation in Investment Treaty Arbitration", International and Comparative Law Quarterly, (April 2010).
Her current research interests include international economic law, international arbitration, treaty interpretation, international environmental law and law on state immunity