Professor Zachary Douglas QC and Angeline Welsh are both delivering talks today at the International Bar Association’s annual conference in Rome.
Zachary is part of a panel discussing ‘Different perspectives on reforming investment arbitration’. The panel will discuss recent controversies regarding the field of investment arbitration, including the proposal of the creation of an investment court whose judges will be the current investment arbitrators. Zachary has a substantial practice before international courts and tribunals as counsel, arbitrator and expert witness, and also frequently appears before the English courts and the courts of other common law jurisdictions in cases with a public or private international law element. He is a Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and was formerly a member of the Faculty of Law of Cambridge University.
Angeline is on a panel entitled ‘Arbitral awards annulled on the ground of breach of due process’. The panel will discuss the issue of whether international arbitrators, on the basis of current national case law on due process, might take more robust decisions when dealing with due process allegations and complaints from the parties. Angeline has a broad ranging practice. While primarily known for her international arbitration practice (as counsel and arbitrator), she also has substantial experience in handling commercial disputes and cases involving issues of public law, constitutional law, human rights law and increasingly European Union law.
To find out more about their talks, please see here.