Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Law Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 8 of 8

Full-Text Articles in Law

Time To Join The “Bit Club”? Promoting And Protecting Brazilian Investments Abroad, Lucas Bento Aug 2013

Time To Join The “Bit Club”? Promoting And Protecting Brazilian Investments Abroad, Lucas Bento

Lucas Bento

The growing internationalization of Brazilian organizations calls for a greater array of investment protections available to them, particularly as they weave through an increasingly competitive and uncertain global economy. This article argues that the Brazilian government should consider ratifying BITs so as to provide greater protections to its own – domestic – investors.


Stop! In The Name Of Ethics, Before You Break My Bank Account: The "Conflicting" Rights Guaranteed To Parties In International Arbitration By Hrvatska V. Slovenia And Rompetrol V. Romania, And Their Potential As Tactical Weapons, Misbah Farid May 2013

Stop! In The Name Of Ethics, Before You Break My Bank Account: The "Conflicting" Rights Guaranteed To Parties In International Arbitration By Hrvatska V. Slovenia And Rompetrol V. Romania, And Their Potential As Tactical Weapons, Misbah Farid

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

International arbitration offers many rights, such as the right to counsel of choice and the right to an independent and impartial arbitration panel and proceeding. However, these guarantees, while they ensure the rights of parties and allow international arbitration to be a viable dispute resolution forum, can also be used as weapons. The viability of these rights as weapons is what reconciles the seemingly conflicting cases of Hrvatska v. Slovenia and Rompetrol v. Romania. Hrvatska sets forth an arbitration tribunal's inherent right to ensure and regulate the proceedings so as to guarantee the rights offered by international arbitration, while …


International Investment Arbitration: Winning Losing And Why, Susan Franck Jan 2013

International Investment Arbitration: Winning Losing And Why, Susan Franck

Susan D. Franck

None available.


The Future Of Law And Development: Investment Treaty Abritration And Law & Development, Susan Franck Jan 2013

The Future Of Law And Development: Investment Treaty Abritration And Law & Development, Susan Franck

Susan D. Franck

None available.


Development And Outcomes Of Investment Treaty Arbitration, Susan Franck Jan 2013

Development And Outcomes Of Investment Treaty Arbitration, Susan Franck

Susan D. Franck

The legitimacy of investment treaty arbitration is a matter of heated debate. Asserting that arbitration is unfairly tilted toward the developed world, some countries have withdrawn from World Bank dispute resolution bodies or are taking steps to eliminate arbitration. In order to assess whether investment arbitration is the equivalent of tossing a two-headed coin to resolve investment disputes, this Article explores the role of development status in arbitration outcomes. It first presents descriptive, quantitative research about the developmental background of the presiding arbitrators who exert particular control over the arbitration process. The Article then assesses how (1) the development status …


The Politics Of International Investment Arbitrators, Catherine A. Rogers Jan 2013

The Politics Of International Investment Arbitrators, Catherine A. Rogers

Journal Articles

Arbitrators are the lightning rod for investment arbitration’s most contentious political debates. Investment arbitration was originally conceived as a means to depoliticize international investment law. The regime was designed to extricate investment disputes from national courts and gunboat diplomacy, entrusting them instead to a neutral law-bound process. According to its critics, however, investment arbitration is neither a neutral, nor a legitimate law-bound process. They lay most of the blame with international arbitrators. Critics contend that, instead of law and appropriate policy considerations, investment arbitrators’ decisions are often the product of extra-legal factors — from their own ideology, to the nature …


Recent Developments In Third-Party Funding, Victoria Shannon Jan 2013

Recent Developments In Third-Party Funding, Victoria Shannon

Scholarly Articles

This article addresses recent developments in third-party funding that occurred during late 2012 and early 2013 in the three leading jurisdictions: Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The most important developments are the following. On 22 April 2013, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) issued regulatory guidelines clarifying the status of funders with respect to ASIC’s regulations and detailing how funders should manage conflicts of interest and handle certain provisions of their funding arrangements. In the United Kingdom, the Jackson Reforms took effect on 1 April 2013, bringing sweeping changes to the allowable fee agreements, discovery rules …


Managing Expectations: Beyond Formal Adjudication, Susan Franck Dec 2012

Managing Expectations: Beyond Formal Adjudication, Susan Franck

Susan D. Franck

No abstract provided.