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Julian Donaubauer ,

EU Investors versus EU States: International Arbitration of Investment Disputes

  • Abstract

    Recent information on investor-state dispute settlement, collected by UNCTAD, suggests that European investors are more litigious than non-European investors. Most of the intra-EU claims for financial compensation are directed at relatively poor respondent states in Central Europe. However, private investors win surprisingly few intra-EU disputes. The appointment bias of arbitrators and the composition of tribunals appear to matter for the outcome of investor-state dispute settlement.
  • Keywords

    investor-state dispute settlement, arbitration tribunals, intra-EU disputes, appointment bias of arbitrators
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