Georgetown International Arbitration Society is co-organizing an event with Dechert LLP and ILA American Branch Investment Law Committee on Tribunal’s Power to Sanction.

Investment tribunals increasingly encounter serious misconduct in the course of resolving an investment dispute. Sometimes the misconduct occurred prior to arbitration and other times in the course of the arbitral proceedings themselves. It is far from clear how tribunals should, and indeed may, sanction any such wrongdoing, yet simply ignoring it might leave the investment system vulnerable to serious abuse. This evening conference will crystalize the issues and advance the debate, bringing together academic and non-academic perspectives, to focus on what tribunals can do to fight back.

Panel 1: What Misconduct May an Investment Tribunal Sanction?

  • Chiara Giorgetti, Professor of Law, University of Richmond
  • Tom Allen, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Moderated by David L. Attanasio, Associate, Dechert LLP

Panel 2: What Types of Sanctions May an Investment Tribunal Issue?

  • Hon. Charles N. Brower, Judge ad hoc, International Court of Justice
  • Catherine Rogers, Professor of Law, Penn State Law
  • Erica Franzetti, Partner, Dechert LLP
  • Moderated by Elizabeth Nielsen, Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


Dechert LLP,
1900 K Street, NW,
Washington, D.C. 20006-1110

  • Event Details
  • Location: Washington DC
  • Start Date: 27/02/2020 4:45 pm
  • End Date: 27/02/2020 12:00 am
  • ArbitralWomen Participation: Erica Franzetti