Saturday, April 15, 2017

Conference: The Law Applicable to International Investment Disputes

The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, together with Department of Law of LUISS Guido Carli, will hold a conference on May 12, 2017, in Rome. The theme is: "The Law Applicable to International Investment Disputes." The program is here. Here's the idea:
The outcome of a dispute may greatly depend on the rules determined to be applicable. International investment arbitration does not differ from other arbitral procedures: the principle of party autonomy is the primary rule governing the arbitration. Only in the absence of a choice of law, arbitrators are entitled to exercise a certain degree of discretion in the determination of the applicable law. But, what are the solutions adopted in the absence of such choice? What are the interactions between the different legal systems involved (i.e., domestic and international law)? Moreover, given the new European Union competence over foreign investments, can EU law be deemed applicable to the resolution of a dispute?