International Investment Arbitration and the Search for Depoliticisation
This year's Alexander Lecture will be delivered by Toby Landau KC C.Arb FCIArb
This lecture will examine the role of depoliticisation in the genesis, development and justification of international investment arbitration; subject this concept to a detailed critical analysis; and evaluate it as a guide in charting the future of this field.
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The Alexander Lecture was founded in recognition of the contribution of Mr John Russell Willis Alexander (1897 - 1985) to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. John Russell Willis Alexander served for 40 years as a member of Council and was elected President of the Institute of Arbitrators (as it was named at the time), from 1952 to 1955. This lecture is considered one of the most respected events in the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) calendar.
Toby Landau KC is a barrister, advocate and arbitrator, and a member of the Bars of England & Wales, Singapore, New York, the BVI and Northern Ireland. He is also registered in the DIFC. He practises in Singapore from Duxton Hill Chambers (Singapore Group Practice) and in London as a sole practitioner.
As Counsel, he has argued hundreds of major international commercial, investor-State and inter-state arbitrations, as well as ground-breaking cases in the highest courts of England, Singapore, Hong Kong, Pakistan and the Caribbean. He was the first QC/KC to have been permanently called to the Singapore Bar, and since April 2012 he has been a member of the Panel of Advisors to the Attorney-General of Singapore.
As Arbitrator, he has extensive experience as Chairman, Co-Arbitrator and Sole Arbitrator in commercial and investor-State disputes under most of the world’s leading ad hoc and institutional rules. He is a member of numerous panels, including ICSID.
In 2020 he was appointed as one of 25 persons to serve on the Arbitration Panel under the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community.
He is Visiting Professor at Kings College London; Vice-President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration; Member of the Governing Board of ICCA; Fellow of the CIArb and Chartered Arbitrator; Vice-Chairman of the Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration; UK delegate to the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration (1994-2013); past Director and Court member of the LCIA; past member of the SCC Board; a draftsman of the English Arbitration Act 1996; the Pakistan Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Ordinance, 2006; the Mauritius International Arbitration Act 2008, as well as many institutional rules.
He holds a first-class law degree and a first class BCL from Oxford University (Eldon Scholar), and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School (Kennedy Scholar).