UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (2010) and UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration - World Arbitration Reporter (WAR) - 2nd Edition

James E. Castello
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88 pages
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PDF from "World Arbitration Reporter (WAR) - 2nd Edition"
December, 2010
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James E. Castello, B.A. (Yale), M.A. and J.D. (University of California, Berkeley), is a partner in the Paris office of King & Spalding International LLP and a member of the firm’s International Arbitration Group.  He has advised and represented clients in a wide range of legal disputes, especially international arbitrations (both institutional and ad hoc), and is admitted to practice in New York, Washington, D.C. and Paris.  Since 2001, Mr. Castello has been a member of the United States’ delegation to UNCITRAL’s Working Group II and has actively participated in all working sessions since then, which have produced, inter alia, revisions in the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, a new version of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, and the new UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration. The views expressed in this chapter are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Government or of King & Spalding. In 2007, Mr. Castello was named to a five-year term as a Court Member of the London Court of International Arbitration, where he served on the drafting committee for the 2014 LCIA Arbitration Rules. He is now a member of the LCIA’s Board of Directors as well as President of the LCIA’s European Users Council. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre.  Mr. Castello first encountered arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules nearly 30 years ago, as a legal assistant to Judge Howard Holtzmann on the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal at The Hague, following which he served as law clerk to Justices William J. Brennan, Jr. and Thurgood Marshall on the U.S. Supreme Court.