The ICSID Convention, Regulations and Rules

A Practical Commentary

Elgar Commentaries series

Edited by Julien Fouret, Eversheds Sutherland, Paris, France, Rémy Gerbay, MoloLamken LLP, New York, US and Queen Mary University of London and Gloria M. Alvarez, School of Law, University of Aberdeen, UK

This major new commentary on the ICSID Convention, Regulations and Rules offers a new, forward-looking and highly practical interpretation of the convention and its associated documents. It is the first commentary to provide systematic article-by-article coverage not only of the Convention itself, but also of the institution rules, the ICSID arbitration rules and the ICSID administrative and financial regulations.

Written by a team of leading experts from private practice, government and academia, this uniquely comprehensive work will be an essential resource for those in the investment arbitration community, and a turn-to reference work for international investment law and international arbitration scholars.

‘Because of the ICSID system’s fundamental and ground-breaking role in this context, the ICSID Commentary is indispensable. It provides a thorough and comprehensive and up-to-date view of how it operates and how it achieves a balance of the interests of States and investors, as well as of how it has been capable of evolving and
adapting over the years.’
– Luca G Radicati di Brozolo and Caterina Benini, CSID Review

‘The Practical Commentary is an impressive piece of scholarship with a pragmatic analytical approach on the most important set of rules for the settlement of ISDS disputes. It is a comprehensive and accessible treatment of the ICSID Convention, its Regulations and Rules. The diligent and terrific analysis of those provisions carried out by the 101 authors with extensive expertise in ISDS, shows how history, tradition and evolution coexist peacefully in the ICSID system, thanks to the flexible and elastic nature of the provisions of the Convention, its Regulations and Rules.’
– Gabriele Ruscalla, ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin

‘Having gathered writings from over 70 authors, Fouret, Gerbay and Alvarez have created an ICSID Practical Commentary that presents a detailed and exhaustive review of the ICSID Convention, Rules and regulations. Extensive discussion of policy, practice and scholarship makes of this commentary a timely and highly relevant reference work for all the members of the investment arbitration community.’
– Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Professor Emerita at Geneva University Law School, Switzerland

‘ICSID Practical Commentary is a state of the art work on the present and future of international investment treaty practice under ICSID. This important book should be a required stop for policy-makers, government officials, practitioners and academics concerned with investment treaty practice under ICSID procedures and beyond. This volume is an all-encompassing work as it encapsulates the experience of many knowledgeable members of the arbitration community.’
– George A. Bermann, Columbia University, School of Law, US

‘This comprehensive commentary is the first in-depth analysis of both the Washington Convention together with all the regulations and rules applicable in an ICSID Arbitration. With more than 70 authors, including themselves, Julien Fouret, Rémy Gerbay and Gloria Alvarez have edited a book which demonstrates their understanding of the system as a whole by proposing a practical and forward-looking analysis of not only what are the rules applicable to date, but also what might be expected in the future.’
– Professor Emmanuel Gaillard, Partner and Head of Arbitration Practice, Shearman & Sterling, France

‘Modern, simple and sophisticated, the latest comprehensive study of the ICSID Rules likely will become a staple of investment treaty arbitration.  Practitioners will know to take advantage of the detailed and organized review of the Rules, which could hardly be easier to consult. The commentary is both intellectual and practical.’
– Julie Bédard, Partner and Head of International Litigation and Arbitration, Americas, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Senior Co-chair, IBA Arbitration Committee

2019 1,504 pp Hardback 978 1 78643 523 1 £375.00 £337.50 $525.00 $472.50

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