Outstanding Issues of ISDS Reform: Perspectives from Asian-Pacific Stakeholders

Original Description

The ongoing investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) reform is one of the latest and significant developments in the field of international economic law. Existing discussions on ISDS reform, especially the intergovernmental discussions chaired by the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) are largely state-dominated. While such discussions may help address various legitimacy concerns of states over ISDS, they do not sufficiently reflect the concerns and call from other types of stakeholders, such as transnational investors and arbitration institutions. Against such a background, a group of leading experts will discuss the various outstanding issue of ISDS reform from an Asia-Pacific perspective. The discussions are expected to present a more complete picture of ISDS reform, and to inspire more thoughts on future challenges of ISDS especially in the Asian-Pacific region.

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  • Manjiao Chi, University of International Business and Economics, China, Moderator 
  • Georgios Dimitropoulos, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar 
  • Kun Fan, University of New South Wales, Australia 
  • Kevin Nash, Singapore International Arbitration Center, Singapore 
  • Catharine Titi, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, France
  • Xi Zhang, Beijing International Arbitration Center, China