Cambridge Compendium of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration: Selected Topics

This work-in-progress session featured many of the submissions for the Cambridge Compendium of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration. The most innovative element of the Compendium lies in various topics being addressed from both a commercial and an investment arbitration perspective whenever appropriate in order to highlight the commonalities as well as the differences between both fields. The session served as a means of introducing the Compendium project and also of inviting audience members to lend their expertise to strengthen the chapters presented. The event was organized by Professors Andrea Bjorklund, Franco Ferrari and Stefan Kröll and hosted by the Section for International Law of the University of Vienna just prior to the commencement of the 24th annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.

Professor Andrea Bjorklund, Full Professor at the McGill University Faculty of Law in Montreal, Canada and holder of the L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law in 2013. In September 2014, she was named Scholar in Residence by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. In October 2017, she was named a Norton Rose Faculty Scholar for a three-year term. A renowned expert in international arbitration and litigation, international trade and international investment, she was previously a professor at the University of California (Davis) School of Law and a Bigelow Fellow at the Chicago Law School. Prior to entering academia, Professor Bjorklund worked on the NAFTA arbitration team in the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Legal Adviser and worked for Commissioner Thelma J. Askey on the U.S. International Trade Commission. Professor Bjorklund holds a J.D. (Yale’ 94), as well as an M.A. in French studies (New York U., ’88) and a B.A. in History and French (U. Nebraska ’86). She is a member of the American Law Institute and is very active in the American Society of International Law. Her extensive list of publications includes the co-authored Investment Disputes Under NAFTA.