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PART VII INVESTMENT LAW AND OTHER FIELDS, 39 COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION AND INVESTMENT ARBITRATION: FERTILE SOIL FOR FALSE FRIENDS?

Giuditta Cordero Moss

From: International Investment Law for the 21st Century: Essays in Honour of Christoph Schreuer

Edited By: Christina Binder, Ursula Kriebaum, August Reinisch, Stephan Wittich

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 09 May 2021

Within linguistics, false friends (faux amis) is an expression used to denote words in two different languages that have a strong similarity in appearance but completely different meanings. To take an example relevant to the legal environment, I refer to the experience of an Italian friend and colleague of mine negotiating with another Italian lawyer who had obviously been exposed to Anglo-Saxon terminology: they were speaking in Italian, and whenever her counterparty had to speak about ‘the affected party’, he would actually say ‘the sliced party’ (‘la parte...
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