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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Appointment of Arbitrators

Federico Ortino, Audley Sheppard

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 December 2021

Arbitration, procedure — International courts and tribunals, procedure — Arbitration

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 The selection and appointment of the arbitrator/s is one of the most crucial steps in any international arbitration, be it a commercial, investor-State, or State-State dispute (Arbitration; Commercial Arbitration, International; International Investment Arbitration). It is so important because arbitrators with different backgrounds and outlooks might approach procedural and substantive issues differently, thereby potentially affecting the outcome. This is more relevant in arbitration than in proceedings before national courts or other standing tribunals, where...
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