Foley Hoag Attorneys Constantinos Salonidis and Diana Tsutieva to Participate at ASIL Conference on International Arbitrators

September 19, 2017

Foley Hoag LLP international litigation and arbitration associates Constantinos Salonidis and Diana Tsutieva will participate at the International Conference on the Duties, Rights and Powers of International Arbitrators, taking place in Washington, D.C. on September 19, 2017. The program, sponsored by the American Society of International Law (ASIL), will focus on the duties, rights and powers of international arbitrators in investment arbitration disputes.

Salonidis will moderate a panel entitled “Arbitrator’s Rights,” that will address the question of challenges to arbitrator appointments on the basis of past decision-making, the right of investor-State arbitrators to dissenting opinions and the protection of investor-State arbitrators from intimidation by the parties to the proceedings, co-arbitrators and actors unrelated to the arbitral proceedings.

Tsutieva will take part in the “Arbitrator’s Duties” panel, which will examine investor-State Arbitrators’ duties to non-parties, arbitrators’ duty to conduct the process in an efficient manner, and impartiality and independence in arbitration and permanent tribunals. Tsutieva will discuss the perceived ineffectiveness of the investment arbitration system in responding to the claims of lack of impartiality of arbitrators and possible solutions.

At Foley Hoag, Salonidis focuses his practice on international dispute resolution, especially in cases involving the representation of sovereign clients before arbitration panels administered under the ICSID and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

Tsutieva focuses her practice on international investment arbitration, public international law matters, and international commercial arbitration. She has represented sovereign States and State-owned entities in numerous investment arbitration disputes.

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