The Washington Foreign Law Society
Presents The Book
The Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Reform, Replace or Status Quo?
Edited by Alan M. Anderson & Ben Beaumont
Thursday, June 17th, 2021
from 4:30 to 5:30 PM EST

The Investor-State Dispute Settlement System is a thought-provoking and important contribution to the ongoing worldwide discussions and debates regarding the way forward for investor-State dispute resolution. The investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) system provides a mechanism, based on international arbitration, to resolve disputes between foreign investors and States. The number of ISDS arbitrations has increased significantly over the past decade. Drawing contributors from around the world, the authors provide insights into critical topics regarding possible ISDS reforms, their feasibility and alternatives.
The panelists:
– Alan M. Anderson, editor of The Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Reform, Replace or Status Quo?
– Brian McGarryEnforcement of Investment Court Decisions under the New York Convention: A Search for Defining Elements
– Marryum KahloonImproving post-award Efficiency: Proposed reforms to the ICSID Annulment Process 
– Kiran GoreThe Rise of NAFTA 2.0: A case study in Effective ISDS Reform

Alan M. Anderson, Ph.D., FCIArb, specializes in dispute resolution, particularly international arbitration, both as counsel and as an arbitrator. Dr. Anderson is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, where he is in his second term as a member of its Council. He is also a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution and an accredited international mediator. Dr. Anderson has participated in the work of UNCITRAL’s Working Groups II and III since 2015. He is the President of Alan Anderson Law Firm LLC based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and an associate (door) tenant with Littleton Chambers in London, where he is a member of its international arbitration practice group. He is the co-editor of The Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Reform, Replace or Status Quo?

Kiran Nasir Gore, Counsel, Law Offices of Charles H. Camp, PC – Washington, DCfocuses her practice on all aspects of U.S. and transnational dispute resolution. Kiran is Counsel in the Law Offices of Charles H. Camp, PC; Associate Editor of the Kluwer Arbitration Blog; and Associate Editor of the ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal. She also draws on her professional experiences as Professorial Lecturer in Law in The George Washington University Law School’s International and Comparative Law Program.

Marryum Kahloon is an Associate in the International Arbitration Practice Group in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  She has experience advising on disputes under arbitration rules including the ICSID, ICSID AF, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, SCC, and ICC Rules. Ms. Kahloon is admitted to practice in New York and Australia.

Brian McGarry is Assistant Professor of Public International Law at Leiden University, and Visiting Professor at Sciences Po Law School Paris. His research focuses on international institutions and dispute settlement. A member of the New York bar, Dr. McGarry advises States and international organizations on economic and environmental legal instruments.

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