2013 Recommended Readings

Below is a list of readings recommended by lecturers. The list will continue to expand as we receive further suggestions.

Prof. David D. Caron (short bio) | General Course: International Investment Arbitration: Understanding the Perspective of the Arbitrator (outline)

The following lists readings specific to the topic of the arbitrator’s prespective, it is followed by several general sources.

  1. Bennett, Fred and Hunter, Martin, The Arbitrator’s Perspective: an Interview with Martin Hunter in Arbitration Trends (Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Hedges, LLP 2010)
  2. Berg, Albert Jan van den, Dissenting Opinions by Party-Appointed Arbitrators in Investment Arbitration in Mahnoush Arsanjani et al. (eds.), Looking to the Future: Essays on International Law in Honor of W. Michael Reisman (Brill 2010)
  3. Berg, Albert Jan van den, The Future – What Will Change? Round Table Discussion in Albert Jan van den Berg (ed.), Arbitration: The Next Fifty Years, 16 ICCA Congress Series 181-215 2012
  4. Böckstiegel, Karl-Heinz, An Arbitrator’s Perspective of BITs and their Relation to Other International Law Obligations (Paper given at the Conference “50 Years of Bilateral Investment Treaties – Taking Stock and Look to the Future”, Frankfurt, 1 – 3 December 2009)
  5. Böckstiegel, Karl-Heinz, Party Autonomy and Case Management — Experiences and Suggestions of an Arbitrator, 11(1) Schieds 1-5 2013
  6. Böckstiegel, Karl-Heinz, The Role of the Arbitrators in Investment Treaty Arbitration in Albert Jan van den Berg (ed.), International Commercial Arbitration: Important Contemporary Questions, 11 ICCA Congress Series 366-375 2003
  7. Born, Gary, Form and Contents of International Arbitral Awards – D. Majority Awards and Awards by Presiding Arbitrator in Gary B. Born, International Commercial Arbitration (Kluwer Law International 2009), 2459 – 2463
  8. Born, Gary, Rights and Duties of International Arbitrators in Gary B. Born, International Commercial Arbitration (Kluwer Law International 2009), 1605-1615
  9. Brower, Charles N. and Sharpe, Jeremy, The Creeping Codification of Transnational Commercial Law: An Arbitrator’s Perspective, 45 Univ. Va. J Int’l L (Fall) 199 (2004)
  10. Brower, Charles N.  and Rosenberg, Charles B. , The Death of the Two-Headed Nightingale: Why the Paulsson–van den Berg Presumption that Party-Appointed Arbitrators are Untrustworthy is Wrongheaded, 29(1)  Arbitration International 7-44 (2013)
  11. Brower, Charles N., Present Expectations and Realities – Comments from the Perspective of an Arbitrator in Albert Jan van den Berg (ed.), 50 Years of the New York Convention: ICCA International Arbitration Conference, 14 ICCA Congress Series 75-81 2009 (Kluwer Law International 2009)
  12. Camerer, Véronique and Hioureas, Christina G., Glamis Gold Ltd. v. United States: A Case Study on Document Production and Privilege in International Arbitration, 2(3) WAMR 2008
  13. Daele, Karel (ed), Challenge and Disqualification of Arbitrators in International Arbitration (Kluwer Law International 2012)
  14. EL-Kosheri, Ahmed S. and Youssef, Karim Y., The Independence of International Arbitrators: An Arbitrator’s Perspective in Independence of Arbitrators, ICC Bulletin Special Supplement (2007)
  15. Horvath, Günther J., Guerrilla Tactics in Arbitration, an Ethical Battle: Is There Need for a Universal Code of Ethics? in Christian Klausegger, Peter Klein, et al. (eds.), Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 297-313 2011 (Manz’sche Verlags- und Universitätsbuchhandlung 2011)
  16. Kantor, Mark, Chapter 10: What Can the Careful Arbitrator Do? in Mark Kantor, Valuation for Arbitration (Kluwer Law International 2008), 279-314
  17. Kaufmann-Kohler, Gabrielle and Bonnin, Victor, Arbitrators as Conciliators: A Statistical Study of the Relation between an Arbitrator’s Role and Legal Background, 18(2) ICC Bulletin (2008)
  18. Lalive, Pierre, Q&A with Professor Pierre Lalive, 3(5) Global Arbitration Review (2008)
  19. Landau QC, Toby T., Luncheon Address: Advocacy in International Arbitration, 5(4) WAMR 2011
  20. Newman, Lawrence W. and Hill, Richard et al. (eds.), The Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration (JurisPublishing 2008)
  21. O’Reilly, Michael, Orders for Security for Costs: From the Arbitrator’s Perspective, 61(4) Arbitration 1995
  22. Park, William W., Arbitrators and Accuracy, 1(1) Journal of International Dispute Settlement 25 (2010)
  23. Paulsson, Jan, Moral Hazard in International Dispute Resolution (Inaugural Lecture as holder of Michael R. Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair, University of Miami School of Law, 29 April 2010)
  24. Perry, Sebastian, Third-party Funding: an Arbitrator’s Perspective, Global Arbitration Review (Nov. 23, 2011)
  25. Peters, Philipp, Presiding Arbitrator, Deciding Arbitrator: Decision-Making in Christian Klausegger, Peter Klein, et al. (eds.), Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 129-160 2011 (Manz’sche Verlags- und Universitätsbuchhandlung 2011)
  26. Peterson, Luke, Amici Can’t Access More Info Than Public, IAR
  27. Reed, Lucy, Arbitral Decision-Making: Art, Science or Sport? (Kaplan Lecture 2012, Hong Kong, 2 December 2012)
  28. Ross, Alison, What goes on in arbitrator deliberations?, Global Arbitration Review (May 29, 2013)
  29. Schneider, Michael E., President’s Message: The Role of Experts in the Adversarial Process and the Arbitrator’s Capacity to Absorb Specialised Knowledge, 31(1) ASA Bulletin 1-3 2013
  30. Weiler, Todd et al. (eds.), Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law (JurisNet 2008)
  31. Ziadé, Nassib G., Recent Trends in International Investment Treaty Law: Introductory Remarks and Remarks, 105 Am. Soc’y Int’l L. Proc. 325 (2011)

Some recommended general sources include:

  1. Rudolf Dolzer and Christoph Schreuer, Principles of International Investment Law (Oxford University Press, 2012).
  2. R. Doak Bishop, James Crawford, W. Michael Reisman, Foreign Investment Disputes, Cases Materials and Commentary (Kluwer, 2005).
  3. Campbell McLachlan, Laurence Shore, Matthew Weiniger, International Investment Arbitration (Oxford University Press, 2007).
  4. Emmanuel Gaillard, La Jurisprudence du CIRDI Volume 1 (2004) et Volume 2 (2010), (Pedone, 2004 and 2010).
  5. Peter Muchlinski, Federico Ortino, Christoph Schreuer (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of International Investment Law (Oxford University Press, 2008).
  6. Christoph H. Schreuer, Loretta Malintoppi, August Reinisch, Anthony Sinclair, The ICSID Convention: A Commentary 2d edition (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
  7.  Zacchary Douglas, The International Law of Investment Claims (Cambridge University Press, 2009).


Prof. Alain Prujiner (short bio) | Special Course 1: Arbitration and Consumer Law: Comparing Europe and North America (outline)


North America: United States and Canada

European Union


Prof. Brigitte Stern (short bio) | Special Course 2: The Use of Public International Law in Investment Arbitration (outline)

Treaties and Conventions

ICSID Awards and Decisions

UN Report and Resolution


Prof. Susan D. Franck | Special Course 3: Empirical Assessments of Investment Arbitration (outline)

Book Chapters

  • ROBERT M. LAWLESS, JENNIFER K. ROBBENNOLT & THOMAS S. ULEN, EMPIRICAL METHODS IN LAW (2010) Chapters 2 and 9 only. The authors and publishers have agreed to make these two chapters available to students free of charge.
  • EARL BABBIE, THE BASICS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH (4th ed. 2008) Chapter 1.





Prof. Horacio A. Grigera Naón (short bio) | Special Course 4: Competence-Competence : A Comparative Study (outline)






Andrea K. Bjorklund | Special Course 5: Procedural Challenges for Investors and for States in Investment Arbitration (outline)

1. Conditions Precedent to Arbitration

2. Mass claims and consolidation

3. State influence over treaty interpretation and tribunal decision-making

4. Transparency


Paul Jean Le Cannu | ICSID Workshops (outline)

Workshop I:

  • 1. Introduction: ICSID and Investment Arbitration
  • 2. Counterclaims in ICSID Arbitration – the Requirements of the ICSID Convention and Arbitration Rules and their Interpretation in ICSID Awards and Decisions

Workshop II:

  • 3. The Nationality Requirements under the ICSID Convention – A study of the second clause of Article 25(2)(b) of the ICSID Convention and its Interpretation in ICSID Awards and Decisions.

Primary Texts

Textbooks and Commentaries

Selected Articles

Selected Cases


Brooks W. Daly | Workshops: Seminar – State-to-State Arbitration (outline)

Reference and Further Background Reading

Deputy Secretary General José Ricardo Feris | Workshop 3 – ICC Arbitration practice: ICC International Court of Arbitration