Coordination of Multiple Proceedings in Investment Treaty Arbitration

«There is much in this book to admire. The structure is logical, the research is extensive, the referencing is meticulous, and it is written in a clear, accessible, and lucid style. It pays its due to the work of others on which it builds, and makes an impressive contribution to our understanding of the devices which can be called upon to regulate relations between international courts and tribunals faced with investment disputes. With the continuing rise in the number of investment treaty claims, Dr. Wehlandâs work is likely to be frequently consulted by scholars and practitioners in the field, and deserves to be warmly welcomed into the literature.»

Chester Brown, The Journal of World Investment and Trade
This is the first systematic analysis of multiple proceedings arising from investor-state disputes, including proceedings before multiple arbitral tribunals, the domestic courts of host states, and other forums such as the European Court of Human Rights. Les mer
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This is the first systematic analysis of multiple proceedings arising from investor-state disputes, including proceedings before multiple arbitral tribunals, the domestic courts of host states, and other forums such as the European Court of Human Rights. It seeks to identify clear, predictable, and sensible coordination mechanisms and to suggest an application of these mechanisms that reduces jurisdictional fragmentation, jurisdictional competition, and the potential
for abuse of the complexities of the system of international investment protection.

The author explains how uncertainty in the area extends to several issues: there are doubts as to which forums have jurisdiction over a dispute and to what questions exactly this jurisdiction extends; there are doubts as to the mechanisms that should be applied to coordinate multiple proceedings (including consolidation, hierarchical coordination mechanisms, lis pendens and res judicata, and general principles of comity and prohibition of abuse of process) and how these
mechanisms relate to each other; there are also doubts as to the law applicable to coordination mechanisms and the specifics of their application.

The book begins with an examination of the characteristics of the international investment framework that frequently lead to multiple proceedings. It then addresses the issue of determining jurisdiction, a prerequisite for the application of any mechanism for further coordination. The author goes on to examine the role of agreed coordination (such as the consolidation of proceedings) versus 'default' coordination mechanisms; the role of hierarchy of forums in coordination, which he argues is
relevant when coordinating treaty proceedings on the one hand and non-treaty proceedings on the other; the principles of lis pendens and res judicata, which he argues apply only under limited circumstances; and concludes with the establishment of guidelines regarding the application of the principles
of comity and the prohibition of abuse of process. This inherently practical subject is exclusively concerned with the existing law and seeks to provide serviceable solutions to the uncertainty facing practitioners and scholars in the current climate of investment law.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

1. Introduction ; 2. Characteristics of the international investment framework leading to multiple proceedings ; 3. Determining the jurisdictions of competing forums in the context of investment disputes ; 4. Mechanisms for the coordination of multiple investment proceedings ; 5. Hierarchy as a coordinative mechanism in investment treaty arbitration ; 6. The application of lis pendens and res judicata in investment treaty arbitration ; 7. Overarching principles for the coordination of multiple proceedings ; 8. Summary of results and outlook

Om forfatteren

Dr Hanno Wehland is a Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague. He has previously practiced in the arbitration groups of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London, Eversheds LLP, Paris, and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, London, and has extensive experience of both investment and commercial arbitration proceedings. He completed his doctorate in law at the University of Geneva under the supervision of Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler
and holds degrees from University College London and Humboldt University Berlin. He has published a range of articles in English and German, and also practices in French and Spanish.