The Relationship Between Contractual Claims and Claims under the ECT and other Investment Protection Treaties - Chapter 4 - Investment Arbitration and the Energy Charter Treaty

Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler
Thomas W. Wälde
Christer Söderlund
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56 pages
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PDF from "Investment Arbitration and the Energy Charter Treaty"
June, 2006
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Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Professor, School of Law, Geneva University; Partner, Schellenberg Wittmer, Geneva

Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler is a professor of private international law at Geneva University Law School (since 1997), and a practising attorney and partner with Schellenberg Wittmer, Geneva (since 1996). Previously, she was an adjunct professor at Geneva University Law School (1993 to 1997) and a partner (1985 to 1995) and associate (1981 to 1985) with Baker & McKenzie, Geneva and New York. She was admitted to the New York Bar in 1981 and to the Geneva Bar in 1976.

Professor Kaufmann-Kohler focuses primarily on international commercial and investment arbitration and has extensive arbitration experience, having handled over one hundred and twenty international arbitrations, as presiding, sole or party-appointed arbitrator, or as counsel. She appears on numerous arbitration panels, including ICC, ICSID, and AAA. She chaired the Swiss Arbitration Association from 2001 to 2005, and is a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), the ICC Court of Arbitration, and the Board of The Swiss International Law Society. Her teaching and research activities focus on dispute resolution, including commercial, investment, and sports arbitration, international litigation, international contracts, electronic commerce and online dispute resolution.


The Late Thomas W. Wälde, Professor & Jean Monnet Chair, CEPMLP, University of Dundee

Thomas Wälde is Professor of International Economic, Natural Resources and Energy Law and former (until 2002) Executive Director at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee (Scotland, UK). In 1995, he was awarded the first "Jean-Monnet Chair on European Economic and Energy Law." Earlier, Professor Wälde served as the Principal UN Interregional Adviser on Natural Resources, Energy and Investment Law. In 1996, he published the authoritative book on the Energy Charter Treaty, and has widely published and edited books on international economic, investment, energy, natural resources, mining and environmental law. He advises multinational companies, governments and international organizations throughout the world in his field of expertise.


Christer Söderlund, Partner, Advokatfirman Vinge KB., Stockholm

Christer Söderlund has been a partner with Vinge KB since 1977 and a member of the Swedish Bar Association since 1976. He has extensive experience in international arbitration as Chairman and Sole Arbitrator in institutional arbitra­tion under the auspices of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the International Chamber of Commerce and ad hoc arbitration, primarily in Stockholm, Sweden. Mr. Söderlund also acts as legal counsel in international arbitration cases and domestic litigation in Sweden.