ICSID Arbitration Reform: Mapping Concerns of Users and How to Address Them

31 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2018

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Y. Kryvoi

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

Date Written: November 8, 2018

Abstract

This paper summarises key practical concerns of some members of the Investment Treaty Forum related to ICSID arbitration, as well as a wider community of experts, how the ICSID reform proposals address these concerns and makes suggestions for further improvement.

The paper looks at key concerns of ICSID arbitration users such as timely appointment of arbitrators and challenges to it, over-committed arbitrators and their conflicts of interest, access to emergency arbitrators and fast-track arbitration procedure, procedure for summary rejection of claims and amicable settlement of disputes, consolidation of proceedings, allocation of costs and security for costs, timely rendering of awards and consistency of ICSID annulment decisions.

The paper also includes a comparison between the ICSID Arbitration Rules and other major arbitration rules designed for investment arbitration proceedings: the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Rules (SCC Rules), and the 2017 EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Keywords: ISDS, ICSID, investor-state arbitration, international investment law, UNCITRAL

Suggested Citation

Kryvoi, Yarik, ICSID Arbitration Reform: Mapping Concerns of Users and How to Address Them (November 8, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3280782 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3280782

Yarik Kryvoi (Contact Author)

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) ( email )

Charles Clore House
17 Russell Square
London, WC1B 5JP
United Kingdom

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