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    Reviewing Arbitration – Contradiction in Terms or Necessary Virtue? Video of keynote delivered by Prof August Reinisch

    The video of Prof August Reinisch from the University of Vienna delivering a keynote address at the Basel Winter Arbitration School is now available online.

    The keynote lecture discusses whether and to what extent not only a residual review concerning the procedural aspects of arbitration but also review concerning the substantive results of arbitration is called for.

    One of the main advantages of arbitration is its relative speed, resulting among others from the fact that it is a single instance form of dispute settlement without appeal and very limited other recourse before national courts or other institutions. Still, review of arbitral awards is not unheard of. It occurs when national courts or ad hoc committees under the ICSID system review the composition of arbitral tribunals and the procedural fairness of their proceedings, but it is normally not available for assessing the content of outcomes.

    The keynote lecture was delivered in Basel on Friday, 11 February 2022.

    Professor Dr. iur. August Reinisch, LL.M. (NYU) has been a professor of international and European law at the University of Vienna since 1998. He currently serves as Head of the Section of International Law and International Relations and as Director of the LL.M. Program in International Legal Studies. He is a member of the United Nations International Law Commission, membre of the Institut de droit international, member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and President of the Austrian Branch of the International Law Association.

    Professor Reinisch has published widely in international law with a focus on international investment law, the law of international organizations, international responsibility, human rights and non-state actors. He has served as an arbitrator in cases involving international organizations and in investment cases mostly under ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules.

    August Reinisch holds Master’s degrees in philosophy (1990) and in law (1988) as well as a doctorate in law (1991) from the University of Vienna and an LL.M. (1989) from NYU Law School. In 1994, he obtained the Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law.

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