Latham & Watkins provide a comprehensive review of developments in treaties, arbitral rules and tribunal decisions in order to make certain observations about the law and practice of amicus briefs. The authors note that there continues to be increasing receptiveness towards amicus briefs in investor-state arbitration, albeit that tribunals are actively balancing the desire for greater transparency with other important objectives including arbitral efficiency and proportionality, suggesting that these developments are motivated by a desire to further enhance the legitimacy of investor-state arbitration.
About Phillip Rompotis
Phillip practices as a barrister and arbitrator in Hong Kong. He has over 25 years’ litigation and arbitration experience in commercial disputes relating to construction & engineering, financial services, joint venture & shareholders agreements, technology, trusts, property and landlord & tenant. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of various lists/panels of arbitrators.View