Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778
enquiries@wildy.com

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 23 No 9 Sept/Oct 2018

Book of the Month

Cover of Service Charges: Law and Practice

Service Charges: Law and Practice

Price: £79.99

Offers for Newly Called Barristers & Students

Special Discounts for Newly Called & Students

Read More ...


Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online

Read More...


Biall2018b
Blackstone 2019
Lexis taking security
Lexis insolvency legislation
Archbold 2019 out now

Key Duties of International Investment Arbitrators: A Transnational Study of Legal and Ethical Dilemmas


ISBN13: 9783319981277
To be Published: November 2018
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
Price: £99.99



This book critically analyses how arbitration cases, institutional rules and emerging codes of conduct in the international arbitration sector​ have ​dealt with​ a series of​ key​ arbitrator duties to date. In addition, it ​offers a range of feasible and well-grounded proposals regarding ​investment arbitrators’ duties in the future. The following aspects are examined in depth:

  • the duty of disclosure
  • the duty to investigate​
  • the duty of diligence​ and integrity​, which in turn may be divided into temporal availability, a non-delegation of responsibilities, and adhering to appropriate behaviour​
  • the duty of confidentiality, and
  • other duties such as monitoring arbitration costs, or continuous training​.
Investment arbitration is currently undergoing sweeping changes. The EU proposal to create a Multilateral Investment Court incorporates a number of ground-breaking developments with regard to arbitrators. Whether this new model of permanent “members of the court” will ever become a reality, or whether the classical ex-parte arbitrator system will manage to retain its dominance in the investment arbitration milieu, this book is based on the assumption that there is a current need to re-examine and rethink the main duties of investment arbitrators.

Apart from being the first monograph to analyse these​ duties in detail, the book will spark a crucial debate among international scholars and practitioners. It is essential to identify arbitrators’ duties and find consensus on how they should be reshaped in the near future, so that these central figures in investment arbitration can reinforce the legitimacy of a system that is currently in crisis.

Subjects:
International Investment Law, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Contents:
1. Introduction. A Transnational Study of Legal and Ethical Dilemmas
2. The Duty of Disclosure: An Overview
3. The Duty of Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest in Investment Arbitration Disputes
4. The Duty of Personal Diligence and Integrity
5. The Duty of Confidentiality
6. Other Duties. Control of Arbitration Costs and Continuous Training
7. Conclusion. A New Code of Conduct for Present and Future Investment Adjudicators.