The fifteenth anniversary of Chapter 11 was marked at a conference held at McGill University on September 25, 2009 and from which this book results. The objective was not so much to analyze Chapter 11's provisions exhaustively, but rather to focus the discussion on issues-both macro and micro-that we considered particularly relevant to understanding and addressing persistent challenges to Chapter 11's legitimacy and efficiency. Underlying these challenges, which manifest themselves at both procedural and substantive levels, is the fundamental tension in international investment law between, on one hand, the need to depoliticize the relationship between the foreign investor and the host State and, on the other hand, the need to preserve elements of State sovereignty necessary to allow for legitimate restrictions on foreign investors' actions.
Henri C. Alvarez
Andrea K. Bjorklund
Thomas E. Carbonneau
William S. Dodge
Luis Gonzàlez Garcia
Armand de Mestral
The International Arbitration Institute (IAI) was established in Paris with the purpose of promoting communication and exchanges on current international arbitration issues. If now includes over 600 members residing in 44 countries.
Frédéric Bachand and Emmanuel Gaillard, editors.