Shearman And Sterling

Event September 20, 2018

Future of ISDS: Arbitration vs. Mediation – Hong Kong Forum

  • Hong Kong

Partner Nils Eliasson (Hong Kong-International Arbitration) participated in a “Debate on the Future of ISDS: Arbitration vs Mediation” on September 20 at the Hong Kong Forum: 60th Anniversary of the New York Convention organized by the UNCITRAL, the Department of Justice of the Hong Kong SAR and the Asian Academy of International Law.

In the debate of the motion “this house believes that mediation is more effective as a means to resolve investor-state dispute than is arbitration,” Nils and his co-debater, Christopher Adebayo Ojo, succeeded in turning an initial vote by the audience in favor of the motion before the debate began into a small majority against the motion upon its conclusion. The proponents of the motion were Dr. Anthony Neoh, QC and Justin D’Agostino.


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