Investor-State Mediation Task Force

Those participating in this task force do so in their personal capacities. The views, opinions and output of the task force do not necessarily reflect the position of the member’s employer or other affiliation.

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Objectives

  1. Offer practical guidelines for using the cooling off period to give mediation a viable chance
  2. Determine minimum standards of knowledge, skills and relevant experience for neutrals involved in Investor-State mediation
  3. Assist the parties in finding competent and suitable mediators or co-mediators for Investor-State disputes.
  4. Ensure a Designating Authority is identified if the parties cannot agree on one
  5. Provide model documents, decision trees, and case assessment tools to assist the parties and their counsel in Investor-State disputes to gain fresh insights into their case, and better understand each party’s interests, needs and concerns
  6. Keep the Mediation Rules quite distinct from Conciliation Rules
  7. Enable the creative use of hybrids, such as Dispute Resolution Boards

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Investor-State Mediation Task Force

Resources
TitleDescriptionVersionSizeHitsDate addedDownload
IMI ICSID Note 2017 IMI's Investor-State Mediation Taskforce - Response to ICSIDon its Invitation to File Suggestions for Rule Amendments1.61 MB4825-09-2017 DownloadPreview
Investor-State Mediation Competency Criteria 199.62 KB87929-09-2017 DownloadPreview
ISM Task Force response to EU Commission July 2014 308.75 KB75829-09-2017 DownloadPreview
ISM Task Force response to EU Commission March 2017 1.70 MB74029-09-2017 DownloadPreview

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Members

Chair: Mark Appel

Secretary: Conrad C Daly

Mediator Certification SubcommitteeChaired by Michael Cover, with Mariana H.C. Gonstead, Wolf von Kumberg, Karen Mills, Frauke Nitschke, Jeremy Sharpe, Marie Talasova and Hannah Tuempel.
IS Settlement Data/Research SubcommitteeChaired by James Claxton, with Olfa Hamdi, Mariana H.C. Gonstead, Catherine Kessedjian, Lucy Reed, Carlos Valderama and Nancy Welsh.
Institutional/Singapore Convention Subcommittee
Chaired by Sarah Vasani, with Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Shanti Abraham, Alejandro Carballo Leyda, Judith Knieper, Maka Gotsiridze, Elise Groulx, Frauke Nitschke and Vilawan Mangaklatanakul.

Member Profiles

Approved
Alejandro Carballo Leyda

Alejandro is the current General Counsel & Head of the Conflict
Resolution Centre of the International Energy Charter

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Carlos Jose Valderrama
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Catherine Kessedjian
IMI Committees and Taskforces: Investor-StateMixed Mode
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Conrad Daly
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Elise Groulx Diggs
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Frauke Nitschke
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Hannah Tuempel

Hannah is a lawyer and mediator by background and currently act as the Deputy Executive Director of UWC International, a global education organisation for peace

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James Claxton
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Jeremy Sharpe
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Judith Knieper
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Karen Mills
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Lucy Ferguson Reed
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Mariam Gotsiridze
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Mariana H C Gonstead
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Marie Talasova

Before joining White & Case, she held the position of the Head of International Legal Services Department at the Czech Ministry of Finance. she was in charge of a sizable legal team responsible for defending the Czech Republic in more than twenty investment arbitration proceedings in various jurisdictions, and served as the lead negotiator of bilateral investment agreements on behalf of the Czech Republic. As a part of her role, Marie also assisted government officials in negotiations with strategic investors and provided advice to the finance minister and the prime minister on issues concerning international law and EU law, especially in the area of state aid and regulation of the energy and gambling sectors.

IMI Committees and Taskforces: Investor-State
Mark Appel

Formerly Senior Vice President, AAA/ICDR, EU-US Mark Appel is an independent, international Arbitrator, Mediator, Consultant, Trainer and Principal at Appel Dispute Resolution.

IMI Committees and Taskforces: Independent Advisory CommitteeInvestor-State
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Michael Cover
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Mohamed Abdel Raouf
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Nancy Welsh
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Olfa Hamdi
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Sarah Vasani
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Shanti Abraham
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Vilawan Mangklatanakul
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Wolf Von Kumberg
IMI Committees and Taskforces: Investor-StateMixed Mode

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