Investment Mediation Insights: Investment Mediation—From the Investor’s Perspective

ICSID’s Investment Mediation Insights webinar series provides practical insights on the growing field of international investment mediation.

For an investment mediation to work, both parties—State or State entity and investor—must come to the table willingly, with an open mind, and a readiness to engage. In this installment of Investment Mediation Insights, we consider mediation from the perspective of an investor—as well as that of an investor’s counsel.


Martin Wolfbauer: Martin is an Austrian and New York qualified lawyer. After several years in major international and domestic law firms, he joined the international construction group STRABAG, based in Vienna, in 2009.

Wolf von Kumberg: Wolf was for over 25 years the Assistant General Counsel—International for Northrop Grumman Corporation. The company has an extensive international presence and invested in projects in over 52 countries, often in joint ventures with State entities. Frauke Nitschke:

Frauke is a senior counsel at ICSID and serves as the team lead for one of the Centre’s case management teams. Frauke further leads ICSID’s investor-State mediation activities, including the development of the ICSID Mediation Rules, amendments to ICSID’s conciliation frameworks, and ICSID’s recent Background Paper on Investment Mediation.