The Quality of Arbitral Decision: Making and Justification - WAMR 2013 Vol. 7, No. 1

Raymond Doak Bishop
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June, 2013
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R. DOAK BISHOP, who currently serves as Chair of the ITA, is a partner in King & Spalding’s Houston Office. He co-chairs the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group. B.A. degree with high honors and departmental distinction from Southern Methodist University (1973), and J.D. degree with honors from the University of Texas Law School (1976), Research Editor of the Texas Law Review. Over 35 years of legal practice, with a focus on international arbitration and foreign investment disputes. Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association; Board of Trustees of the Center for American and International Law; Vice-Chair of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration; Member, U.S. delegation to the NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes; Advisor to the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law (3rd) of International Commercial Arbitration; Adjunct Professor, SMU 2013] Law School (1999) (International Commercial Arbitration) and University of Houston Law School (2002) (Foreign Investment Disputes); Co-Chair, International Litigation Committee of ABA’s Litigation Section (1998-2000); Chair, Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas (1998-1999). Specialties in international arbitration of international energy disputes, investment and infrastructure disputes, construction disputes, and environment issues. Registered more than 30 ICSID arbitrations and represented investors in about 40 investment arbitrations against foreign governments. Arbitrator in about 70 arbitrations, including NAFTA and BIT arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules. Editor, The Art of Advocacy in International Arbitration (2nd ed. Juris Publishing 2010); co-author with Professor James Crawford and Professor Michael Reisman, Foreign Investment Disputes: Cases, Materials and Commentaries (Kluwers, 2005); Editor, Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Against Sovereigns (Juris 2009). Doak may be contacted at