Max Planck Lecture Series: Professor em. Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel gave a lecture on “International Arbitration”

11 June 2015

On 10 June 2015 Prof. Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel visited the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg and gave a Guest Lecture titled 'International Arbitration: Where do we come from? Where do we go?'.

In his lecture, Prof. Böckstiegel offered an insightful overview of his outstanding experience as an arbitrator. Similarities and differences between commercial and investment arbitration were scrutinized in detail, and the future prospects of development of this field of law were discussed.

The lecture was followed by a lively and highly participated discussion, where Prof. Böckstiegel expressed his views on themes such as the independence and impartiality of arbitrators, the reform of investor-State dispute settlement and the impact of arbitral case-law on the development of international investment law.

Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel has practiced as parties‘ counsel, as mediator and as arbitrator and president of arbitration tribunals in many national and international arbitrations of the ICC, ICSID, NAFTA, CAFTA, the PCA, UNCITRAL and in disputes between States.

He is Honorary President and former Chairman (1996-2012) of the Board of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) and he was President of the International Law Association (ILA) from 2004 to 2006, President of the German Association for International Law from 1993 to 2006, President of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) from 1993 to 1997, Panel Chairman of the United Nations Compensation Commission from 1994 to 1996 and President of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, The Hague from 1984 to 1988.

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