The Arbitration Intersections Podcast: Episode 1 – Bilateral Claims Commissions


Welcome to the first episode of Matrix’s new podcast series, available to download for free each month.

Arbitration increasingly interacts with a wide range of specialist areas of law. Through a series of short 20 minute interviews, members of Matrix and other legal experts explore international arbitration and how it intersects with other specialist legal issues.

Download now: Podcast 1 – Bilateral Claims Commissions 

In this podcast, Professor Sean Murphy and Alison Macdonald discuss bilateral claims commissions. The mass resolution of claims arising out of particular inter-state disputes differs in many respects from more familiar ad hoc arbitrations. Sean and Alison consider why particular conflicts, such as Iran/US, Eritrea/Ethiopia and Kuwait/Iraq, have led to such commissions being set up.

Professor Sean Murphy is a member of Matrix, Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law at George Washington University, and a member of the UN International Law Commission. Alison Macdonald is a member of Matrix and has an extensive civil, criminal and arbitration practice in both domestic and international courts and tribunals.

About this series

Contributors to this series include Judge James Crawford AC SC FBA ICJ, as well as members of Matrix: Alex Bailin QC, Michelle Butler, Kate Cook, Luis González García, Julian B. Knowles QC, Alison Macdonald, Clare Montgomery QC, Professor Sean Murphy, Jessica Simor QC, Andrew Smith, Dan Squires QC, Professor Christian Tams, Guy Vassall-Adams QC and Angeline Welsh.

Topics will include:

  • Arbitral appointments
  • Bilateral trade commissions
  • Bribery and corruption
  • Climate change
  • EU/Competition law
  • Extradition
  • International trade law
  • Media disputes
  • Piercing the corporate veil on enforcement
  • Sanctions
  • Sports arbitration
  • State succession