Panel 1: Remedies Alternative to Damages
London School of Economics and Political Science and Columbia Law School
Anthea Roberts is a Senior Lecturer at the London School of Economics who is a Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia Law School for 2012-13. Her field of expertise is public international law with a particular focus on investment treaty law and arbitration, international dispute resolution, comparative international law, international law before national courts, and the sources of international law. She studied at the Australian National University, the University of Oxford and NYU School of Law. She served as a Clerk for Chief Justice Murray Gleeson at the High Court of Australia and as an Intern for Judge Bruno Simma at the International Court of Justice before spending five years as an Associate in the International Dispute Resolution Group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York and London.
Anthea has twice been awarded the Francis Deak Prize by the American Society of International Law, once in 2002 for her article 'Traditional and Modern Approaches to Customary International Law' 95 AJIL 757 (2001) and again in 2011 for her article 'Power and Persuasion in Investment Treaty Interpretation: The Dual Role of States' 104 AJIL 179 (2010). She is currently participating in the ILA Study Group on the Principles on the Application of International Law by Domestic Courts and she has previously served as a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, as a Co-Chair of the ASIL Annual Meeting and as the Rapporteur for the International Bar Association's Task Force on Extraterritorial Jurisdiction. In 2011-2012, she was a Visiting Professor of Law and the John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization at Harvard Law School.
Teresa Giovannini is a founding Partner of Lalive, in Geneva, Switzerland. She is a Swiss lawyer and has a diploma from the Hague Academy of International law (The Hague). Teresa is specialised in international dispute resolution in commercial and art law matters.
Teresa Giovannini has acted as counsel and arbitrator in more than 150 international arbitrations, either ad hoc or administered by various institutions (AAA/ICDR, ICC, ICHEIC, ICSID, LCIA, SCC, UNCITRAL, Chamber of Commerce of Milan, Chamber of Commerce of Venice and Swiss Chambers (Geneva, Zürich and Ticino).
Teresa Giovannini is a member of several panels of arbitrators, including the ICC Swiss National Committee, the ICDR, the Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC), the CIETAC, the CRCICA, the DIAC, the ICHEIC and the LCIA. Since 2012 she has been included on the ICOM-WIPO List of Mediators with specific expertise in art and cultural heritage.
Teresa Giovannini was a member and vice-president of the LCIA Court from 2006 until 2011. She is currently a member of the Council of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, of the International Law Association Committee on Arbitration (Swiss Member), of the IBA Sub-Committee on Conflicts of Interest, of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association, of the Advisory Board of the Transnational Arbitration Association, of the LCIA Company and of the Club of Arbitrators of the Milan Chamber of National and International Arbitration.
Teresa Giovannini is a frequent speaker at international conferences on international arbitration as well as the author of many publications in the field of international law and arbitration.
Teresa Giovannini is ranked by Chambers Europe, by Chambers Global (Switzerland - Dispute resolution - Arbitrators), by Legal Experts Europe, Middle East and Africa 2013 and in the International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration.
Jennifer Haworth McCandless
Sidley Austin LLP, Washington D.C.
Jennifer Haworth McCandless focuses her practice in the area of international dispute resolution, including investment treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration.
In arbitration, she has advised and represented private and sovereign clients in proceedings before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and its Additional Facility, as well as in ad-hoc arbitration such as under the Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). She has also advised and represented private parties and governments in WTO disputes. In addition, she has counseled clients on the selection of arbitration clauses to be included in investment treaties and in international commercial agreements. Ms. Haworth McCandless has also advised clients on domestic court litigation involving U.S. trade practice. Ms. Haworth McCandless is a member of the American Bar Association, International Law Section.
Ms. Haworth McCandless has spoken on issues concerning international arbitration and investor-state dispute resolution including at seminars and workshops sponsored by American University’s Washington College of Law, the US Council for International Business’s Young Arbitrators Forum, and the International Law Section of the D.C. Bar. In addition, Ms. Haworth McCandless has served for a number of years as the Chair of the Joint Swearing-In Ceremony for the US Court of International Trade and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sponsored by the International Law Section of the American Bar Association. She also served as a member of the Investment Subcommittee of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy Regarding the U.S. Model Bilateral Investment Treaty in 2009 and Regarding the Implementation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises in 2010. Ms. Haworth McCandless is also the Chair of Sidley’s DC Committee on the Retention and Promotion of Women.
Arbitrator, Washington D.C.
Until he retired from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, Mark Kantor was a partner in the Corporate and Project Finance Groups of the Firm. He currently serves as an arbitrator and mediator. He teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center (Recipient, Fahy Award for Outstanding Adjunct Professor). He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Columbia Center for Sustainable International Investment (a joint undertaking of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute at Columbia University). Additionally, Mr. Kantor is Editor-in-Chief of the online journal Transnational Dispute Management.
Mr. Kantor is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association, Chair of the DC Bar International Dispute Resolution Committee and a Chartered Arbitrator of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is listed in Who's Who Commercial Arbitration, Chambers USA (International Arbitration), Guide to the World's Leading Commercial Arbitration Experts, and Best Lawyers in America. He was honored as Best Lawyers' 2013 Washington DC International Arbitration - Governmental "Lawyer of the Year" and as the recipient of the ArbitralWomen Honorable Man Award (2011).
Mr. Kantor is also a member of the Editorial Board of Global Arbitration Review, the Board of Editors of the Journal of World Energy Law and Business and the ADR Advisory Board of the International Law Institute. Among other publications, Mr. Kantor is the author of Valuation for Arbitration: Compensation Standards, Valuation Methods and Expert Evidence (Kluwer 2008), named Best Book of 2008 in the OGEMID Awards, and “A Code of Conduct for Party-Appointed Experts in International Arbitration – Can One be Found?” 26 Arbitration International 323 (2010), named Best International Dispute Resolution Article of 2010 in the OGEMID Awards.
Ian A. Laird
Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington D.C.
Ian A. Laird, a Partner in the International Dispute Resolution Group of Crowell & Moring LLP, is a D.C.-licensed Special Legal Consultant based in the firm's Washington office. He is recognized as a leading practitioner in the arbitration field by the International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration Lawyers 2013. He has been counsel to parties in investment arbitrations for over 14 years and worked on the earliest North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) investor-state arbitrations. Mr. Laird’s work includes arbitrations held under the provisions of NAFTA, Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR, the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and other international investment agreements, typically applying the arbitration rules of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) or the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
Laird is a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School. His website, Investmentclaims.com, was the winner of the Transnational Dispute Management/ OGEMID IDR-Related Project of the Year for 2009 (the last time this award was granted). He has co-edited five books, and is the author of numerous articles and book chapters. He is Co-Director of the International Investment Law Center (International Law Institute) which conducts its annual, two-week fall program on investment agreements and arbitration in Washington, D.C.
Laird received his B.A. from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, his LL.B. from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, Windsor, Canada, and his LL.M from the University of Cambridge.