​ICSID and American University, Washington College of Law invite participation for a discussion of Arbitration Costs: Myth and Realities in Investment Arbitration by Susan Franck. The book offers insights drawn from cognitive psychology and hard data to explore the reality of investment treaty arbitration, identify core demographics, and drill down on the costs of parties’ counsel and arbitral tribunals.

To separate fact from fiction, it explores how and when cost-shifting occurs, parses tribunals’ rationalization of cost assessments, and models the variables most likely to predict costs, using data — rather than rhetoric — to point the way towards evidence-based normative reform.


  • Susan Franck, Professor of Law, American University


  • Christina L. Beharry, Counsel, Holey Foag
  • Mark Kantor, Independent Arbitrator
  • Patrick Pearsall, Partner, Jenner & Block


  • Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General, ICSID


Join us in person at ICSID offices in Washington, D.C. or online*

*When registering, please note whether you wish to join in person or online.

  • Event Details
  • Location: Washington DC
  • Start Date: 21/05/2019 5:30 pm
  • End Date: 21/05/2019 7:00 pm
  • ArbitralWomen Participation: Susan D. Franck