Parallel Proceedings: A Right or Wrong? - Chapter 10 - Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law - Volume 12
Originally from Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law - Volume 12
Little is agreed on the topic of parallel proceedings. Are they on the rise or not? Are they merely the result of multiple rights to multiple fora being exercised by diligent parties or an abuse of rights? If parallel proceedings need to be regulated, how should they be regulated?
MR. TODD WEILER: We are back, so we will get going. Patrick Pearsall is going to be our moderator for this event, and I will immediately turn it over to Patrick to introduce his panelists and our panel.
MR. PATRICK PEARSALL: Great. Thanks, Todd.
Welcome back from lunch. I hope everyone has got good energy because our topic is one that I think will hopefully engender lots of debate because it is one of the most interesting topics in our field, but it is also one that we have probably had some experience with. So, it is quite prolific, and it has at times really been seen as one of the key areas of criticism from a reform perspective, so we are going to untangle some of that here.
Today our topic is on parallel proceedings, and to help us go through the topic, we have two wonderful papers, and I will introduce our authors and then introduce our panels, and give the floor to our authors who can present their papers in about five to ten minutes so that we know what we are talking about, and then we are going to get into the nitty gritty and the questions.
So, first, Ulyana is from Dentons. She is in there in their arbitration practice. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute. I’m going to be very brief in my bios because their bios are all in the thing and we are stating a little bit. She is also an adjunct Professor in Brooklyn, which is nice.
Julianne is at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. She clerked. She graduated at the top from NYU. She has written a lot. She graduated summa cum laude – she is very accomplished. Read her bio. She is very good.