Fair and Equitable Treatment: Evolution or Revolution? - Panel Discussion - Chapter 13 - Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law - Volume 2
Isabel Fernández de la Cuesta is a Special Legal Consultant in the International Arbitration Group of King & Spalding's Houston office. Ms. Fernández de la Cuesta practice focuses on international arbitration with an emphasis on international public law.
Christophe Bondy is with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Government of Canada.
Nigel Blackaby is a Partner in the international arbitration group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and is Head of the firm’s Latin America dispute resolution group, based in Paris. He acts as counsel and arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations with a particular focus on Latin American commercial arbitration and arbitrations under investment treaties.
René Cadieux is a Partner in the Montreal office of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin. He specializes in business law as well as in administrative, constitutional and international law. He was counsel for the claimants in the ICSID arbitration ADF v. United States, and ADC v. Hungary.
Alejandro A. Escobar is a Attorney in the public international law and international arbitration in the London office of Baker Botts, LLP. Mr. Escobar was formerly Senior Counsel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, D.C.
Professor Susan D. Franck is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law. Professor Franck’s scholarship relates to the resolution of international disputes and investment treaty claims.
Abby Cohen Smutny is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of White & Case LLP.; Her practice focuses on international dispute resolution through arbitration or litigation. She has particular experience in matters involving public international law and treaty based claims
Originally from Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law - Volume 2
MS. FRANCK: Well, thank you for staying for the last, but certainly, by no means the least, panel of the day. We are going to be talking about the meaning of fair and equitable treatment in investment treaty arbitration, a subject that has interested me since my own work with, actually, the Lauder tribunal, which happens to be one of the conversations we were having earlier today with Judge Schwebel.
What I would like to do first is to briefly introduce our authors who have written very provocative papers and whose presentation I hope will be equally engaging. Isabel Fernández de la Cuesta has law degrees from Spain and France. She’s currently at King & Spalding as a special legal consultant. Chris Bondy has practiced international arbitration with leading international law firms in Paris. And he recently returned home to his native Canada where he is working for the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, arbitrating investor-state cases and also negotiating treaties on behalf of the Canadian Government.