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The ICSID Convention, Regulations and Rules

A Practical Commentary Edited by Julien Fouret, Betto Seraglini, Paris, France, Rémy Gerbay, MoloLamken LLP, New York, US and Queen Mary University of London and Gloria 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.
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Publication Date: November 2019
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This original commentary on the ICSID Convention, Regulations and Rules offers a new, forward-looking and highly practical interpretation of the Washington 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 and arbitration rules as well as the administrative and financial regulations.

Key features include:

• Contributions from leading practitioners, academics and government officials in the field of international investment law and arbitration, drawn from different backgrounds and jurisdictions to give an exhaustive view of the topic

• Analysis of current thinking around proposed amendments to ICSID Rules, together with an examination of potential future developments in their interpretation and implementation

• Inclusion of the full text of the Convention, Regulations and Rules provided for ease of reference

• Detailed commentary on the Convention, Regulations and Rules, including up-to-date analysis of all significant case-law.

• Highly practical information and insights presented in an accessible format, ideal for use by Arbitration Tribunals.

This unique and comprehensive work will be an essential resource for practising lawyers and policy-makers in the investment arbitration community. The book will also be an important reference work for researchers and academics in international investment law and international arbitration.
‘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