Tribunal’s Power to Sanction


Investment tribunals increasingly encounter serious misconduct in the course of resolving an investment dispute. Sometimes the misconduct occurred prior to arbitration and other times in the course of the arbitral proceedings themselves. It is far from clear how tribunals should, and indeed may, sanction any such wrongdoing, yet simply ignoring it might leave the investment system vulnerable to serious abuse.

This evening conference will crystalize the issues and advance the debate, bringing together academic and non-academic perspectives, to focus on what tribunals can do to fight back.

Panel 1: What Misconduct May an Investment Tribunal Sanction?
Chiara Giorgetti, Professor of Law, University of Richmond
Tom Allen, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Moderated by David L. Attanasio, Associate, Dechert LLP

Panel 2: What Types of Sanctions May an Investment Tribunal Issue?
Hon. Charles N. Brower, Judge ad hoc, International Court of Justice
Catherine Rogers, Professor of Law, Penn State Law
Erica Franzetti, Partner, Dechert LLP
Moderated by Elizabeth Nielsen, Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Additional speakers to be announced

Date and Location

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 4:45pm to 7:00pm
Dechert LLP
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1900 K Street, NW
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