Ian A. Laird is a Special Legal Consultant in the International Dispute Resolution Group of Crowell & Moring LLP in Washington, DC. His practice is focused on the field of international investment law and arbitration. He is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of OUP Investmentclaims.com.
Todd J. Weiler is an independent arbitrator, counsel and advisor on investment treaty arbitration. Highly regarded for his engaging and creative style, Dr. Weiler is recognized as a leading expert on the NAFTA and CAFTA, and on international economic law generally.
Devin and Heather Bray are recent LL.M. graduates from the University of Western Ontario, both now completing their articles of clerkship with Dr. Todd Weiler in London, Ontario.
Freya Baetens, Assistant Professor, Leiden University
Joshua Fellenbaum, Associate, Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB
Sungjin Kang, Counsel, LG Display Co. Ltd.
Silvia Marchili, Associate, King & Spalding
Martins Paparinskis, Junior Research Fellow, Oxford University
Constantinos Salonidis, Associate, Foley Hoag LLP
Claire Stockford, Associate, Crowell & Moring LLP
Sylvia Tonova, Associate, White & Case
Stanimir Alexandrov, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Nigel Blackaby, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
John Fellas, Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Gonzalo Flores, Legal Counsel, ICSID
Oscar Garibaldi, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Christopher Gibson, Professor, Suffolk University
Miriam Harwood, Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Sabine Konrad, Partner, K&L Gates LLP
Wendy Miles, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP
Federico Ortino, Reader, King’s College London
Antonio Parra, Honorary Secretary General of the ICCA
Philippe Pinsolle, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Borzu Sabahi, Associate, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Marco E. Schnabl, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Mara Senn, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
Margrete Stevens, Consultant, King & Spalding
Timothy G. Nelson, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Michael Nolan, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Jeffrey Rosenthal, Partner, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP
Baiju S. Vasani, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP
"This volume is not for the beginner, nor was it meant to be. It does not provide answers to the many open and difficult questions in the area of investment treaty arbitration, for the simple reason that there are none. The publication is invaluable, however, for anyone who wishes to follow and understand the developments and the debates in this field. We look forward to the Third Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference and the book that will come in its wake."
- Kaj Hobér, Partner, Mannheimer Swartling, Stockholm; Professor of International Law, Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee.
"Todd Grierson Weiler, the guiding hand and organizer of the conference in Washington DC in 2007 which led to this book, has taken the traditional conference materials book and adopted the formula most brilliantly for the distinctive discipline that is investment treaty arbitration and international law. ...The papers are reproduced in full in the book and are products of much scholarship and hard work. These are not conference papers which one occasionally sees -- namely shorter presentation pieces designed for ready consumption by an audience -- rather they are highly thoughtful and challenging works which command careful reading. ...While the papers throughout do not always reflect the personal views of the authors -- they were assigned a thesis to advance/defend, much in the same way that one argues for a client's case regardless of personally-held views -- the approach is a particularly important one and marks out the book's contribution to international law. ...This book represents and contains an important and contemporary contest of ideas and thoughts given by those who are in practice in this field.
This is not a book for the novitiate, nor is it a ready guide-book to investment treaty arbitration; this is a thought-provoking and substantial presentation of ideas in five particular topics and rightly deserves its place in the library of all who practice in this area. It is not a book for one to settle down and digest in one easy bite -- this book requires and commands time to properly consider. It is all the better for that attribute. Further volumes are awaited with much anticipation."
- Klaus Reichert, Brick Court Chambers is a Barrister and Chartered Arbitrator. He is Co-Chair of the IBA Litigation Committee, is a member of the LCIA European Users' Council, the ICC Commission on Arbitration, IBA delegate to the Hague Conference on Private International Law
"This is a very wide-ranging work that brings together several generations of legal specialists from very different cultures of law; it includes highly original, even brilliant contributions."
- Droit Et Pratique Des Investissements Internationaux - (International Investments Law And Practice)