States and civil society groups have been particularly vocal in raising their concerns regarding the lack of transparency in investor-State disputes – from the fact of the existence of a dispute, the appointment of the arbitrators, arbitral proceedings and the final awards. To address these concerns, transparency has been on the agenda of the UNCITRAL Working Group III (ISDS reform), with a view to develop suitable reforms in this area.
Considering the lingering tension between the interest in transparency and the confidentiality of some information in ISDS, Association ARBITRI will host Dr Luke Nottage in a webinar on Transparency in ISDS Proceedings on February 25th at 9.30 am CET / 7.30 pm AEDT.
Dr Luke Nottage is Professor of Comparative and Transnational Business Law at Sydney Law School, Associate Director of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of Sydney (CAPLUS), and a Special Counsel at Williams Trade Law. Professor Nottage specializes in international arbitration, corporate governance and consumer (product safety) law. He has also made numerous public Submissions and given evidence to Australian government inquiries arbitration and consumer law reform. Luke is a Rules committee member of ACICA, listed on the Panel of Arbitrators for the AIAC, BAC, JCAA, KCAB, NZIAC, SCIA and TAI, and is one of three Australia-based Titular Members elected to the International Academy of Comparative Law. He was awarded “ADR Academic of the Year 2020” by the Australian Disputes Centre.
Professor Nottage’s article “Confidentiality versus Transparency in International Arbitration: Asia-Pacific Tensions and Expectations” will be the basis of the webinar and we invite you to read it beforehand.
You can register for the webinar via the registration form below.