10 July 2018 - Article
A11Y LTD v Czech Republic Counsel of the Claimant in an ICSID-administered UNCITRAL arbitration related to assistive technologies.
Italian energy company ICSID arbitration.
Construction dispute and ad hoc arbitration in North Africa.
Energy company UNCITRAL arbitration against Pakistan.
Multi-billion dollar energy arbitration.
Advising a government on investment treaty drafting.
Caribbean international investment law advice.
Advising a government in the Middle East on international investment law.
Representing a German investor in an investor-State arbitration against an African State
Advising an Italian company in an investor-State arbitration against an African State
Advising an international organisation in relation to EU-Russia sanctions
Advising a State in relation to international aviation and sovereignty issues under public international law
Advising a State in relation to discrimination issues arising under a human right treaty
Advising a State in a potential State-to-State dispute in relation to international environmental law issues
Advising a State in relation to issues pertaining to freedom of navigation and the law of the sea
England and Wales, 2008
‘The Non-Disputing State Party in Investment Arbitration: An Interested Player on the Third Man Out’ in Practicing Virtue: Inside International Arbitration (Editors: D. Caron, S. Schill, A. Smutny and E. Triantafilou), Oxford University Press, Oxford - 2015
‘Investment Treaty Arbitration increasingly utilized’, Connecticut Law Tribune, March 2017
‘A Tale of Two Standards: "Fair and Equitable Treatment" and the Minimum Standard in International Law’, 27(1) Arbitration International (2011). This article was awarded the LCIA Gillis Wetter Memorial Prize for 2010-2011
‘Fairness and the Final Word’, Turkish Commercial Law Review, Volume 2(1) - Summer 2016
‘New rules in the new year: SIAC’s Investment Arbitration Rules’, Asia Business Law Journal, January 2017
‘Asean and Investment Treaty Arbitration’, The Arbitrator & Mediator - December 2015
‘Cuba libre - but with investment protection’, Global Arbitration Review - November 2015
‘How the Pechstein case has brought CAS’s independence into question’, Global Arbitration Review - September 2015
ICC Task Force on Trusts and Arbitration
London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
LCIA Arab Users’ Council
Arbitrator Panellist at Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
‘W(h)ither ICSID jurisdiction?’, Quadrant Chambers Conference, London - April 2016
‘ASEAN and Investment Treaty Arbitration’, KLRCA / RAIF Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - May 2015
‘The BVI and Bilateral Investment Treaties’, Business BVI International Arbitration Conference, British Virgin Islands - May 2015
‘Costs in Investment Treaty Arbitration’, Investment Treaty Forum Conference of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London - October 2013
State-State Disputes in International Environmental Law’, New York City Bar Conference on Developments in International Environmental Compliance and Enforcement - April 2013
‘Arbitral Agreements and Awards as Investments in Investment Treaty Arbitration’, Investment Treaty Forum Seminar of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Paris - February 2013
‘The Future of the UN: Four Predictions’, The International Conference on Cultural Diplomacy and the UN, UN Headquarters, New York - February 2012
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04 June 2018 - In The Press
Withers appointed by BVI Government to advise on public register challenge
27 August 2015 - Blog
Bilateral investment treaties: much more than a BIT of protection from political risk
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