The Liability of Arbitrators and Arbitral Institutions - Chapter 8 - Arbitral Institutions Under Scrutiny: ASA Special Series No. 40

Hans Van Houtte
Bridie McAsey
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38 pages
March, 2013
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Hans van HOUTTE, LL.M. Harvard, is President of the Iran- United States Claims Tribunal (The Hague) and teaches arbitration at the University of Leuven (Belgium), where he held successively the chair of international public law and international private law, while also teaching international business law. He has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 1971 and withdrew as litigation and arbitration Partner at Stibbe (Brussels) in 2000. Since then he has been an independent arbitrator. He sits frequently as an arbitrator in commercial and investment disputes (ICC, LCIA, ICSID, NAFTA, UNCITRAL, ICDR, CEPANI, DIS, Vienna Centre, DIAC, Geneva Chamber, etc.) and has rendered over 200 awards. He also sat as a Commissioner for Real Property in Bosnia, was a member of the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), an arbitrator at the Dormant Bank Accounts Tribunal (CRT- Zurich) and was President of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission. He was also vice-president of CEPANI.

Bridie MCASEY is Legal Adviser to the President of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal. She has previously worked as an associate at White & Case (working on both contentious and non-contentious matters) and at a state Supreme Court in Australia (assisting with cases before the court as well dealing with policy issues). She has also gained experience at the UN Assistance for the Khmer Rouge Trials and at an NGO. She holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and is undertaking an LLM in Public International Law, also at the University of Melbourne. She is admitted to practice in Australia and the United Kingdom.