This seminar focuses on the relevance of the seat in international arbitration, in particular in times of pandemics. Topics to be addressed include the following:
- Diversity of seats in the framework of international arbitration regulatory web.
- Drafting the arbitration agreement to reflect an unambiguous choice of the seat of arbitration, as opposed to the venue of the hearings.
- Considerations on the limitations placed at the chosen seat of arbitration: opening the doors to foreign arbitration institutions.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Crina Baltag, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Law, Stockholm University
Dr. Crina Baltag is Senior Lecturer in International Arbitration at Stockholm University and qualified attorney-at-law since 2004, with extensive practice in various aspects on international dispute resolution, private and public international law. Crina is member of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Institute (SCC) Board. Crina’s publications include The Energy Charter Treaty: The Notion of Investor [Wolters Kluwer, 2012]; ICSID Convention after 50 Years: Unsettled Issues [Wolters Kluwer, 2017]; The Future of Investment Treaty Arbitration in the EU [co-editor, Wolters Kluwer, 2020] etc. and numerous publications in leading legal journals and reviews, including on the Denial of Benefits in Investment Law [co-author; Max Planck Encyclopaedia of International Procedural Law, Oxford University Press, 2019]. Crina is the editor of Kluwer Arbitration Blog, co-managing editor of ITA Arbitration Report and member of editorial boards of prestigious journals in the field, including of the Journal of International Arbitration. Crina has been appointed in numerous arbitrations, as sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, and CCIR-Romania. Crina holds a PhD degree in International Arbitration from Queen Mary University of London (UK), LL.M in International Commercial Arbitration Law from Stockholm University (Sweden), M.Sc. in International Business from Academy of Economic Studies (Romania), LL.B. from University of Bucharest (Romania).