ICSID, SCC and QMUL will co-host a webinar to discuss some of the findings of the first ever survey on Investors’ Perceptions of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) and proposed reforms to ISDS.

The background to the survey is the current debate about the need for ISDS reform and the various reform projects underway Cover of reportsince 2017. It is a unique effort to canvas the views, experiences and perceptions of investors on ISDS. The report sets out the findings of respondents from small and medium size enterprises as well as a good number of multinationals.  As users of ISDS and key stakeholders in the effectiveness of the ISDS system, this survey provides a vital contribution to a full and informed discussion of reform initiatives.

The study was conducted and released by the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and was prepared with the support of the Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group (CCIAG).  CCIAG selected QMUL to undertake this research given its breadth of experience, with more than 11 empirical surveys on arbitration since 2006.

Download the 2020 International Arbitration Survey: Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) [PDF 1,480KB].

The webinar will feature introductions by Meg Kinnear (Secretary-General, ICSID) and Annette Magnusson (Secretary-General, SCC) and a presentation of the findings of the survey by Professor Loukas Mistelis (Professor, QMUL) followed by a discussion led by:

  • Andrew Clarke (Arbitrator and Former Chair, CCIAG)
  • Sapfo Constantatos (Senior Legal Counsel, Standard Chartered Bank)
  • Ivan Lishchyna (Deputy Minister of Justice, Ukraine),
  • Lucy Reed (Arbitration Chambers and President, ICCA),
  • Johan Sidklev (Roshier and President of SAA)
  • Tom Sikora (Senior Counsel, ExxonMobil and Chair, CCIAG)
  • Caroline Simson (Law360)
  • Shane Spelliscy (Director and General Counsel, Trade Law Bureau, Canada and Chair of UNCITRAL WG III)

The event is free of charge but registration is required. Register here