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Remarks by Luke A. Sobota

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 January 2017

Luke A. Sobota*
Affiliation:
Three Crowns LLP

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Challenges of Arbitrators in International Investment Disputes: Standards and Outcomes
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Copyright © American Society of International Law 2015

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References

1 IBA Guidelines, Part I, Section 2(b) (2014).

2 The IBA Guidelines include a series of color-coded lists which classify conflicts of interest in international arbitration. The Orange List describes situations which could be a conflict and which must be disclosed.

3 IBA Guidelines, Part II, Sections 3.1.3, 3.1.5, and 3.1.7 (2014).

4 ICSID Convention, arts. 14(1) & 57 (2006).

5 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, art. 12(1) (2010); UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, art. 12(2) (1994); LCIA Arbitration Rules, art. 10.1 (2014); SCC Arbitration Rules, art. 15(1) (2010).

6 Tidewater Inc. et al. v. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Decision on Claimants’ Proposal to Disqualify Professor Brigitte Stern, Arbitrator, ICSID Case No. ARB/10/5 (Dec. 23, 2010); Universal Compression Int’l Holdings, S.L.U. v. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Decision on the Proposal to Disqualify Prof. Brigitte Stern and Prof. Guido Santiago Tawil, Arbitrators, ICSID Case No. ARB/10/9 (May 20, 2011); OPIC Karimun Corp. v. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Decision on the Proposal to Disqualify Professor Philippe Sands, Arbitrator, ICSID Case No. ARB/10/14 (May 5, 2011).

7 OPIC Karimun Corp. v. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Decision on the Proposal to Disqualify Professor Philippe Sands, Arbitrator, ICSID Case No. ARB/10/14, paras. 45, 57 (May 5, 2011).

8 U.S. Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 10(a)(2) (1982) (court may vacate an arbitrator’s award “[w]here there was evident partialityߪin the arbitrator[ ]ߪ”).

9 Morelite Construction Corp. v. N.Y. City District Council Carpenters Benefit Funds, 748 F.2d 79, para. 16 (2d Cir., 1984).

10 Trustmark Ins. Co. v. John Hancock Life Ins. Co. (U.S.A.), 631 F.3d 869, 873 (7th Cir. 2011).

11 Sundaresh Menon, Keynote Address, Opening Plenary Session of the ICCA 2012 Congress: International Arbitration: The Coming of a New Age for Asia (and Elsewhere) (June 10, 2012).

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