Previous IA Lectures

2020: A Response to DFAT’s Review of Australia’s Bilateral Investment Treaties 2019: Arbitration in Australia – Rising to the Challenge 2018: "The Need for Speed – Is International Arbitration Becoming Overly Fixated with Efficiency?” 2017: How worldly is it?” by The Hon Sir Bernard Eder2016: “International Arbitration and Independence – Off the Beaten Track” by Elliott Geisinger2015: “Dynamics, discretion and diversity - A recipe for unpredictability in international arbitration?” by Hilary Heilbron QC2014: “Commercial Courts and International Arbitration– Competitors or Partners?” by Michael Hwang SC2013: The authority of the arbitrator - its sources, limits and importance2012: The Impact of International Arbitration on the Rule of Law2011: Islamic influences on international arbitration2010: 仲裁 - Speaking your language? What is the language of resolution in the Asia-Pacific region?2009: The Day Before Tomorrow: Future Developments in International Arbitration2008: Inside Out: A User's View of International Arbitration2007: When Arbitrators Facilitate Settlement: Amiable Imposition or Actual Solution?2006: Enterprise v State: The New David and Goliath?2005: Litigate, Arbitrate, Mediate, Frustrate? Breaking the Dispute Deadlock2004: Apes, Neanderthals and Missing Links: Evolution in International Business Arbitration2003: East meets West: Tradition, Globalisation and the Future of Arbitration2002: Arbitration, Imagination and the Culture of Compromise: The Inaugural Clayton Utz International Arbitration Lecture

2006: Enterprise v State:The New David and Goliath?

About the lecture

Presented by Professor Dr Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel, this lecture addressed the legal and commercial implications of bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. These treaties generally afford private companies some recourse against States. Professor Böckstiegel looked at what protection is available, how reliable it is, and how the risks involved can be minimised. With the muscle traditionally favouring the State, is the Enterprise now in a position to fight back?

About the speaker

Professor Dr Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel is regarded as one of the world's leading arbitrators. He is well known for his role as the former president of the Iran-US Claims Tribunal and panel chairman of the United Nations Compensation Commission, in which he initiated efficient case management techniques which eventually carried over into regular commercial arbitrations in the ICC and beyond.

He is currently President and Chairman of the Board of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) and the President of the German Association of International Law. Professor Böckstiegel has acted as parties' counsel, as mediator, as arbitrator and has presided over arbitration tribunals in many national and international arbitration proceedings under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL and other institutions.

Lecture transcript

Audio clips

1) Introduction
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2) Speech
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3) Questions
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4) Dean's Response
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